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Saw this handsome fella on the cycle into work today. Pity the picture quality is so crap.

Got some decent video, though.

PSA - it's a fox.


So, I was living in NYC in 2001.

More stuff has been stirred up than I was expecting 20 years on.

poor quality video of a fox 

On my to work this morning, I saw a fox on the common.

They were pretty close as I fished for a camera, and looked pretty healthy, but also pretty young. I am not an expert;-)

I couldn't get a picture of them before they started moving, so here's some crappy video instead. The best bit really starts at about 1:20.


You can see there's some setting up, then a few blows are exchanged, and even if someone doesn't die, there's usually a reset. There's some other stuff on his channel, which you might interesting. If not, I'll see what else I can come up with.

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OK, try this - - it's a year old, and only slightly embarrassing. (We've both improved.) Aaron spends some time explaining what we're doing and why, which you might find interesting.

Just got back from the first in-person event since Covid hit. (Outdoors, required lateral flow test before the event, and in the middle if you stayed the whole time, et c.)

It was weird.

The Bad, the Slight Amelioration, and the Relief - not an Old Western.

On my morning cycle ride, I noticed my left pedal was starting to wobble, so I turned around to head home. Within 100 yards or so, it fell off.

Fortunately, I wasn't too far from home and it was mostly slightly downhill, so I could coast most of the way.

Even better, the shaft hadn't sheared off as I feared. The nut had just worked loose, so I was able to fix it.

Still, not the way I planned to start my day.

food, medieval history 

I found a cookbook of medieval recipes, I've made one (it was delicious), and I absolutely love the fact that there are literally three dishes in it called 'Garbage', 'Compost', and 'Creme Bastard'.

Finished building a workbench using reclaimed lumber from the garage renovation.

Hint for market research firms who want me to participate - if you want to know how I 'consume' the 'internet' you've already lost me.

After one 'consumes' the internet, what does one have for pudding?

The sage is out of control; that's it just above the path in the center.

And while I love it all, the marjoram two varieties) on the top left, have flowered and the colour is amazing - purple tending toward pink.

I do love it all, though.

I hopped off the train one stop early today to extend my cycle ride in to the office. This time I avoided my mistake of Monday, so rather than pedalling through a Tescos car-park and such, I stuck to bike paths along the river, until cutting through some of the older bits of town to get to the site.

It might not be fun to ride the extra few miles in the rain or the dark of winter, but it was quite pleasant today.

Sorry I have to add one just for the Germans.

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Dogs are allowed in the bed.
(Please boost, I want to see if my perception is correct or not)

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.