WordPress and the LeetSpeak Connection

My 1337 Likes Trophy

(hip hip huzzar!)

Getting WordPress trophies for Likes and Follows is like the icing on a slice of New York cheesecake. It’s a pat on the back. A digital cheerleader that motivates you to keep up the good work, and encourages you to continue blogging your heart (and thoughts) out in the most eloquent way you can, whether that’s with words, images or both.

Today, I was given this interesting WordPress notification and trophy: “Congratulations on getting 1337 total likes on SIM | ANTICS.” At this point, I’d like to interject with a sanitized Wth? remark (which, translated into French, approximates “Quoi?”) Continue reading

Golden Squash Biryani Curry

This gallery contains 2 photos. What does one do when a whole bunch of veggies ripens at the same time! Make curry, of course! This is the saucepan, loaded with golden squash, green and red bell peppers, snowpeas, and cherry tomatoes (all from the garden), and Swedish meatballs before the biryani curry sauce is added …

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The Vancouver Skyline at Twilight

This gallery contains 3 photos. Twilight, like dawn, can be an easier time to take photos. Shadows and overexposures are generally less of an issue. Here’s the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre skyscraper (dark blue glass tower) as seen from the Cloud 9 revolving restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Photographed on the evening of August 22.


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Wildlife Up Close: Scimitar-Horned Oryx

The scimitar-horned oryx is an antelope of the Saharan desert. Once a common sight in Northern Africa, climate change and hunting have severely curtailed its numbers so that it is extinct in the wild. Less than 5,000 are estimated to exist worldwide at zoos and in private collections. This is one of 8-10 photographed on September 14 at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.