Boas, Then Beach

Attentive BoaI took the kids to the Museum of Science. We saw not one, but two, boa constrictors. Here is the second and larger of the two. Every Wednesday, she gets two rats, while her smaller friend gets one mouse.

Posting will be very light over the next week or so. I’ll have more beach access than web access. I plan to check email at least every other day, though.

Of Snakes and Startups

Snakes in a Blog Header

One of things I thought when I saw these milk snakes was that their pattern would look cool as a web site background or custom header for a blog. That is a strange thought, not least because it would make the site unappealing to the many people who have ophidiophobia.

But, as you can see, I was unable to resist going ahead. So the snakes are now on board, or at least on custom header, with an idea for a web service. We have a domain (, since supplemented with .org). We’re not afraid to use it, although I’m not sure whether we actually will; the snakes have yet to produce any quality code.

This image has proportions similar to some of the WordPress themes with custom header, such as PressRow. By the way, ourtimes posted a handy table of image sizes for the custom header themes available at I suspect, though, that ourtime’s post is a little out of date now.

Snakes at the Science Museum

We spent much of Sunday at the Museum of Science. We recommend the Lizards & Snakes: Alive! exhibit, which is there until April 27.

Maddie’s favorites are this mamba, which is as venomous as it looks, and its roommate the viper. We’ll hope that she doesn’t demand a reptilian pet for her 5th birthday later this year. Talking of important festivals, we really enjoyed the Chinese New Year celebration at the Children’s Museum last weekend.