May. 20th, 2010

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[livejournal.com profile] johncwright reminds me that tomorrow is Draw Muhammad Day!

Curiously, the site is down; I wonder if there's a DDoS in progress.

I have talk slides to finish tomorrow and a meeting at the university, so I might or might not have time to execute the idea slowly crystallising in my head, which might or might not involve Ceiling Cat. We shall see.
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[livejournal.com profile] enochsmiles: Crap, the root on this cactus got damaged when you removed the pup. It's going to rot if we don't protect it until it calluses. Do we have any antifungals?

[personal profile] maradydd: No, but let me see what I can do with what we have in the lab.

Google: Why don't you try Bordeaux mixture?

Wikipedia: It dates to 1885, and it's approved for use in organic gardening! You'll need 1g copper sulfate, 1g hydrated lime, and 100mL water.

[personal profile] maradydd: Oh! We have calcium oxide that the Mississippi Lime Company sent us, so I can make calcium hydroxide, and we have copper sulfate from the hardware store.

([personal profile] maradydd disappears into the lab and returns with a 100mL flask of milky blue liquid, which [livejournal.com profile] enochsmiles pours onto the soil around the cactus.)

Cross your fingers; I hope the cactus makes it. He's older than the cat. We repotted him in a deeper pot (the cat knocked the old pot off the credenza), applied a thin coating of lime to the wound to help it dry out and scab over, and gave him some Bordeaux mixture, so I hope he has a speedy recovery.

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