snow cloud overhead in Histon
Which Programming Language are You?
What I was actually after was something that asked non-technical questions yet achieved a technical result. So for example something along the lines of "what are your attitudes to cleaning:"
- I always clean up after myself
- I like cleaning, but tend to prioritise mess making
- I enjoy cleaning when the cleaning has accumulated to make it worthwhile
- I clean on a regular basis whether it is needed or not
- What is cleaning exactly?
While there I was amused by these two clickbaity headlines side by side:
For completeness I should link them, but I don't reccomend clicking these links.
First up: "Scientists" have "apparently" "discovered" what makes women attractive, and if that's not enough, here is what those "scientists" (or perhaps different ones) have discovered about make attractiveness.
For the first time this evening I saw Mercury. Dr K was gazing out of the window enjoying the rich deep blue of the evening sky with silhouetted tree branches when we spotted the planet peaking out from behind a tree trunk. A quick check on Heavens Above revealed it to be Venus as expected, but also showed that there should be Mercury close by. I've never seen Mercury before so was keen to have a look. From our vantage point indoors we couldn't spot it, but just along the road there was a slither of sky free from trees and sure enough, just to the right of Venus was a smaller spot - Mercury. Dr K suggested it seemed redder than Venus, and is certainly an order of magnitude less bright. I nipped in to get my camera and captured these slightly shaky photos below. For an interesting listen regarding Venus then download the BBC Inside Science podcast which I was listening to just last night.
I tried to sow some winter greens a tad late in the autumn and it seems that only the rocket made it. I did find a couple of kale seedlings and had a few survive from the spring, but largely it's rocket that has won the winter greens race this year. Very sad I have no purple sprouting this year.