Go forward in time to June 2009.
These are melons which are quickly growing in our guerrilla-gardened sidewalk. Each of those is about 10 cm in the major axis right now; if all goes well, they should grow into full-size melons within a few weeks.
Around the beginning of March I digged up a hole in the unpaved sidewalk across the street, filled it with good soil (it's mostly claypan there), and transplanted a small citrus tree we had in a pot (we think it's an orange tree, but we're not 100% sure yet, as it hasn't flowered). We planted a couple of melon seedlings around the tree, some beans, and herbs. I had read that cucurbits grow quickly, but the melons are just amazing. The stems crawl wherever they can, and the longest one must now be about two meters long — in just about six weeks.
One poor melon grew where I didn't see it until today. Melons start to rot when they touch the ground, as they can't stand the moisture.
To avoid this, I put little inverted plant pots under the other two melons, to keep them from touching the ground. Let's see if that works.
We also have strawberries in a raised bed beside the orange/melons/etc. Someone who wakes up way earlier than us has decided that they should pick the strawberries during their morning walk. Our neighbor spotted them once already. Sigh.
Those brown leaves under the strawberries are a layer of dry bamboo leaves, used as mulch. They work fantastically well during the dry season to help the soil conserve moisture; the layer of leaves prevents evaporation due to the sun. Before putting that layer of leaves above the soil, it was almost always quite dry; we had to water it about three times a week. Now we scarcely have to water it once a week if it doesn't rain. The leaves eventually decompose into a nice compost. We get those leaves for free from the wild bamboo that grows behind our house.
Yesterday I asked about how to make Firefox open new tabs to the right of the current tab, instead of at the end of the tab list. Several people mailed me about the Tabs Open Relative add-on, which does exactly this. Thanks, Mads, Andrew, Duncan, Olivier!
Then, Blizzard mailed me about the Tree Style Tabs add-on. You can put tabs on the top/bottom/left/right of the page view, but the interesting thing is that it shows the hierarchy of how you browsed into subpages:
This makes my day.
Dear lazyweb: When you middle-click a link in Firefox, you get a new tab with that link, but you get it at the *end* of all your tabs. Epiphany puts the new tab directly to the right of the original tab. Is there a way to make Firefox do the same?
Git tip of the day: I want to see the patches for the commits where the string "blahblah" changed, in branch foobranch, but only in the file src/eek.c.
git log -p -Sblahblah foobranch -- src/eek.c
-p means "show me patches as well, not only the commit messages"
The -S option means "show only commits where the specified string appears". If you want a regex rather than a substring search, specify --pickaxe-regex as well.
Go backward in time to April 2009.Federico Mena-Quintero <email@example.com> Tue 2009/May/12 13:17:47 CDT