24 Oct '12, 6am

Broken heart and restless dreams. Goodbye, Muffin. @budak

Broken heart and restless dreams. Goodbye, Muffin. @budak

Johan Christian Fabricius, a Danish natural historian and student of Carl von Linné who single-handedly dragged entomology out of the dark ages and set the discipline on the path to modern systematics, used the Greek word agrios to describe a group of insects that thrive not in the confines of domestic holdings but in meadows and marshland. The term no longer survives in taxonomical ranks, save as a suffix for widespread genera, but Agrion – those that live in the open fields, the savage and the wild, the untamed, uncultivated and unreclaimed – was the name he bestowed on the insects we commonly call damselflies: the sprites, wisps, coraltails and sylvans that dance on delicate wings and form in their coital union a heart of broken proportions. She came as a wild thing, a sliver of grey and frightened growls who slipped under a door and hid under a weekend of furniture bef...

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There is always one more thing…

There is always one more thing…

otterman.wordpress.com 25 Oct '12, 5pm

With three concurrent modules, it would be best to leave some lecture slides alone, that was the plan. If they are good en...

The Annotated Budak: Pail array @budak writes about his trip to Pulau Sekudu yesterday #MegaMarine

The Annotated Budak: Pail array @budak writes a...

budak.blogs.com 18 Oct '12, 6am

The Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey team found at least eight knobbly sea stars on the lowest reaches of Pulau Se...

wherein @gilesgoatboy nails it

gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 30 Oct '12, 8pm

The biggest problem with Markdown: John Gruber. ...the fact that there has been no improvement whatsoever to the specifica...

The Annotated Budak: Tuned out by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Tuned out by @budak

budak.blogs.com 20 Oct '12, 4am

In the elevated pigeonholes of heartland towns, bowed strings, felt hammers, electric drills and the violence of domestic ...