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I read it for the articles
  • New Thing Learned for 3 February: "MAYOREO Y MENUDEO" is Spanish for "wholesale & retail". I'd been groping toward this conclusion since we moved over here, but it took till now to spot a shopfront with enough matched-up bilingual text on it to feel confident about this conclusion. [Source: observation and deduction.]

  • New Thing Learned for 4 February: The "Pope V. Antipope" kerfuffle was finally ended in 1417 when all the parties finally agreed on the election of Martin V. Be glad it was this and not me trying to make sense of anything connected with football. [Source: "Blame it on the rain : how the weather has changed history", Laura Lee.]

  • New Thing Learned for 5 February: In large commercial hatcheries, newborn chicks are separated from the discarded eggshells by passing over a conveyor belt with slots large enough for the chick to drop through, but not the eggshells. In fact the whole process involves many conveyor belts, hoppers and bins, and seems like it would be pretty traumatic. [Source: "How It's Made".]

On Sunday we managed to nearly finish up with the shades in my room; all that's left now is to install the decorative widget to tie the cords around, but that's going to mean finding the hacksaw to cut down a bolt, so I don't expect to get to that for a while yet. Climate in bedroom much improved, although still a little drafty around my desk in weather like this. (One window actually has some ice on it on the inside, which I shall have to deal with at some point but probably not until it's warm enough out to risk opening it to check the seals.)

11 repeats to go on shawl.


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madresal From: madresal Date: February 5th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
poor chickies :(
randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: February 6th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
There were a LOT of antipopes. At one point there was one pope and two antipopes. There are *still* antipopes -- more now than ever before! In fact, one interesting group claims that every person on the planet is a Pope -- which is an interesting version of the priesthood-of-the-believer early Protestant theory. (I was on about this today, actually: how priesthood-ot-believer was the conversion from a proprietary (latin, priest) API to an open-source (vernacular, everybody-is-a-priest) API for religion.
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