Crannied Corms

It’s been a while since I’ve done this game. I forget what some of my own rules are. I remember that the photo is supposed to evoke a shape, which in turn gets anagrammed, to produce a title. Then there’s a web search on the anagram for an interesting page with those words.

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Plus, there are links to the anagram results and the search results. Maybe I’ll dispense with part of that, and just do this:

Anagrams for Crannied Corms | Suburban Sanctum: March 2009

I didn’t search on the first anagram result, but went instead for the results of googling ‘crannied corms’, which seems unlikely, but produced the link above.

“Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.”
—Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

And just so you know where this post emanated from, here’s a gimmicky little map.

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King’s Heath Gateway Banner Poles

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I think it might just be true that King’s Heath needs some more decorative devices at the top & bottom of the High Street. There are the flower boxes, of course, but I’m thinking there are certain expanses of pavement and less-than appealing building fronts along the top end, whilst at the bottom end, even the revamped Vicarage Road corner could do with something a bit more lively.

So I’m just arbitrarily announcing a design project for anyone who wants to come up with some suggestions for improving the look of this stretch through a combination of structural and fabric materials. In other words, banner poles. They can look like bananas if you want, or flagpoles, or latticeworks, or steak knives. You decide.

If you design something, it deserves to be publicised, so maybe it needs a tag or a hashtag. Maybe something like #KHBannerPoles would do for Flickr & Twitter. It’s bound to get picked up by somebody.

Trays of Stuff

I have trays of stuff.

Trays are good for organising one’s accumulations.

I could do with more trays, and have spent time trying to devise variations on a theme of trays.

I like trays.

Today, just a little while ago, I had a tray of nuts, bolts and other hardware out, because I was making a hinged doorstop.

When I was putting things away, I wondered if I’m ever going to use the casters I’ve collected.

At about the same time, I thought that a photo archive of my stuff would be an interesting artefact.

Particularly if everything was in trays.

Sort of like this.

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Except that I’d have to have bigger trays for shoes, for pots & pans, maybe even for books and computers.

I don’t have any trays that big. So I’m not going to make a photo archive yet.

For now, though, here are 5 more trays:

POI Editor

Am thinking about devising a map-based survey of derelict places, and am looking for ways for respondents to add points of their own to a web-based map.

So I need a survey tool, and a mapping tool. Have looked at Twtpoll as the possible survey tool. Seems friendly enough. But am wondering if I can get Google Docs to do a map-based survey.

On my way through the various sites turned up in a search, I found POI Editor, which makes gmap-based GPS data files via the gmap UI.

Here’s how. (The screen animation is made with XnView and MyTheme Online Photo Editor)