Once in a while you come across an idea that makes you smack your head and say, “That’s ingenious!”
This DIY firewood rack, which goes together from inexpensive materials with no tools, is one of them.
I found the instructions on Instructables.com after my old steel rack corroded and collapsed and I went searching online for a replacement. Being
frugal, I didn't want to shell out big bucks for a new metal rack, so I got the notion that I could build my own.
I expected to find something made of pipe, but I came across this instead. It’s made of lumber and a couple of concrete blocks, and it assembles in no time.To read more or comment...
The bird identification app Merlin is now available for Android devices.
Merlin was developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. Merlin asks you some questions about the bird you're trying to identify, but what’s cool is that it narrows the possibilities to the birds that are most likely to be in your area right now.
“Merlin knows which birds are most likely to be within a 30-mile radius of where you saw the bird—at the time when you saw it,” the lab’s Jessie Barry said in a news release. The information is based on more than 70 million sightings by birders who submitted data to the eBird citizen science project.
The app includes bird sounds, photos, identification tips and range maps for North America’s 400 most commonly encountered bird species.To read more or comment...
A few photos from my wanderings around downtown today, while I was visiting some of the galleries that are displaying artwork entered in the Akron Art Prize competition.
Beautiful day. Beautiful city.To read more or comment...