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Sunday Pictures

Posted 2009.10.19 22.50 in Hobbies, Photography by Stephanie

There were a few pictures from the roll I developed last night that were ok, or at least mildly interesting. I need to find something interesting to take pictures of.

These were shot with my Canonet GIII QL17, on Ilford HP5+ at ISO400. It was developed in T-Max for 6 1/2 minutes.

WTF Do Corydoras Eat?

Posted 2009.08.05 9.04 in Aquaria, Photography by Stephanie

I have these two cute Peppered Corys (Corydoras paleatus) in my 23 gallon aquarium. Originally I got just the one, but I quickly saw how lonely he was getting. He would try and play with the zebra danios, but they would simply ignore him. So I added a second, and they have been best friends ever since. The original is slightly smaller and his name is Doctor Pepper, the second is a bit larger and is named Sergeant Pepper. Anyhow, I’ve been trying to figure out what to feed them, what they actually eat.

Doctor Pepper

According to Wikipedia, “Corys are mostly bottom feeders, so they should be offered sinking pellets as well as supplements of live and frozen foods.” Having read this, I’ve bought special sinking catfish food pellets for them, and I supplement with freeze-dried whole foods (blood worms, brine shrimp.) Yet I’ve never seen them eat these things. The pellets are utterly ignored, until the snails find them. The freeze-dried foods never seem to reach the bottom, everyone else goes nuts for them.

So my two corys spend all their time scrunging around for food, and they don’t seem to be starving, but I can’t tell what exactly they’re eating. Sometimes they scrunge the glass walls, but according to several sources, corydoras don’t eat algae! The only thing I have definately seen them eat, is Sergeant Pepper once ate a tiny squished planorbid snail. The aquarium is infested with some species of planorbidae and consequently they frequently meet with ‘accidents’ that result in them becoming fishfood. I already knew the zebra danios ate them and now I know that the corys eat them too.

But other than this one tiny snail, what the heck are my corys eating?

Sergeant Pepper

It’s a mystery.

Now I Just Need Some Melted Garlic Butter…

Posted 2009.07.06 8.58 in Aquaria, Cats, Photography by Stephanie


Misha meets a snail!

This is Unacceptable!

Posted 2009.03.25 8.10 in Cats, Photography by Stephanie

Misha finds the current situation to be Unacceptable!

Misha finds the current situation to be Unacceptable!

Brrrr. I’z Cold!

Posted 2009.03.24 13.08 in Cats, Photography by Stephanie
Kitty disapproves of the plan to reduce the heating bill.

Pixie disapproves of the plan to reduce the heating bill.

Linux for Humans and Cat Girls

Posted 2006.07.10 0.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

I found this wallpaper for Ubuntu Linux while surfing around.

Thought it was kind of fun.


Ubuntu Linux

Linux for Humans and Cat Girls
Image by xxxatarixxx

Misha Musashi

Posted 2002.03.03 11.20 in Cats by Stephanie

Misha Kitten



This is Misha Musashi! She came into my life in September 2000, but didn’t become my room-mate till October 2000.




Misha kitten

While on vacation in Memphis Tennessee, visiting my friend Athena, we found this little stray on the streets. Cold, lonely and hungry, she took to cosy apartment life immediately, and adopted me right away. Before I could bring her home to Canada though, she had to get her shots and travel papers.



misha kitten



Athena made these arrangements, but it took some time, so I couldn’t bring Misha home right away; I had to make another trip back to get her. Ok, most folks think I’m crazy to drive 2000 miles for a cat, but then most folks haven’t met Misha.



Misha Cat

Now she lives with me in a 140+ year old house in downtown Brampton. Since Misha was an only-cat for two years or so, she isn’t really keen on having other kitties around, but as long as they stay out of her way she’ll tolerate them.




Some Haikus About Misha

A dash, streak of black,
The lunge, claws in my back; it’s
Misha Musashi!
Harsh night, busy street
Stray kitten found, needs to eat
Moved into my heart.


Misha: The Magical Cat

Magical Cat!