Our friend monarch came by this evening.
Annoyed by the photographer's antic's, they're currently perched high up a tree.
Annoyed this bird in the morning.
(This would be some kind of... sparrow? How do I tell what kind? There are about thirty different kinds of sparrow found around here and to someone uninitiated like me this is quite bewildering a variety of sparrows!)
You may have noticed me doing research about the technology stacks being used by #ActivityPub apps, this is because I'm involved in a couple federated projects (both of which are new use cases, and extending the #ActivityStreams format).
I'm open for feedback & collaboration requests!
The British National Cyber Security Centre has published its guide on how to secure Ubuntu 18.04 systems.
Definitely worth reading even for non-Ubuntu users ^^
I struggled with ducks and their cute little ones a while ago, depth of field was always tricky and I finally opted for a picture without mama bird. But your last picture with the moster is very nice. Focus on her and her stare at the viewer. I like it. Mine: https://alexschroeder.ch/gallery/2018-sweden/#78
Also taking pictures of Japanese maple foliage like this is my thing
Also met this gang!
We had these two visitors the other day at the same time: a monarch butterfly and a (ruby-throated?) hummingbird who were going at each other's throats for a few minutes.
You need to squint at the second picture to spot the hummingbird, but it is there. And that is my very first hummingbird picture!
Replacing juniper pines with flowering plants, and letting milkweed grow by our front door -- however haphazard a "garden" that might make -- was clearly a very good idea. I am pleased. :-)
Los Angeles - animal help ASAP Show more
"Los Angeles city animal shelters are facing a crisis, with more than 250 animals on the red list, meaning they could be euthanized if they aren't adopted or find foster homes — and fast."
My achievement this morning was pissing this heron off
I'm told that only about 5% monarch eggs become butterflies, and the rest perish. Even milkweeds are trying to kill the caterpillars with sticky latex sap and toxins!
I've checked out Anurag Agrawal's "Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution" from the library. It's all very thrilling.
I also moved the last caterpillar I found to a glass jar. It turned into a chrysalis the other day.
Stay tuned for further updates!
The last monarch chrysalis outside turned out to be a bit of a tragedy: it became victim to tachinid fly.
Turned out that "nmap -Pn --script ssl-enum-ciphers $host -p $port" can list SSL/TLS protocol versions available (and ciphersuites etc).
The "ssl-enum-ciphers" script did not work without that "-Pn" option for some reason, leading me to believe that this script wasn't what I was looking for.
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