Archive for December, 2009

Christmas photos

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Thought you might like to see some Christmas pics. Here is the 2009 set, and for contrast here’s the 2008 set, and the 2007 set.

I couldn’t find any old ones specifically labeled from earlier Christmases, but you are welcome to hunt around at toby.mogendorff.com. Enjoy!

the view from my window

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

One of my favorite blogs, The Daily Dish, written by Andrew Sullivan, runs a feature called The View from Your Window. I always thought it would be cool to have one of my views published – they do some pretty cool views, and it’s also one of the top five most-read single-author blogs (here are their stats)

At the end of last week I sent in what I thought was a pretty nice shot of the view from my office window in the early evening, and today they published it. I think it looks pretty nice. They don’t ever publish contributors’ names, for photos or feedback, but it’s nice to have some anonymous fame.

octopus watch

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

An amazing story from nature about octopuses which grab and use coconut shells to make shelters. From my days at university I knew that octopuses are known to be very intelligent, but this is particularly smart.

oi, muppets

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

OK I haven’t posted in ages and ages. And here’s not much of a post, but at least it features totally classic music. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it, but it’s worth watching – these muppets rock: