Updates Around the Haus

I’ve made a few little updates – the About and trog sections now exist, detailing some stuff about this site and me in general. So, some mindless reading for you. There’s quite a lot of slaw there, but its late, and what else am I going to do… sleep? I think not.

Pratchett’s 25th Discworld novel now out

The 25th book in Terry Pratchett’s awesome Discworld series – “The Truth” – is now available in hardcover.

William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist’s life – people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal tendency for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humourously shaped potatoes.

Awesome book series. For those that haven’t read the, its a comedy/fantasy series set on a place called the Discworld – a giant Disc (surprisingly) carried through space on the backs of four enormous elephants, in turn surfing on the back of a giant Space Turtle.

Ok, so it sounds pretty wack, but they’re all a damn good read. RRP is $40, but if you look around you can (like I did) pick it up for $30 – hardcover only at the moment.

How to trap ants

I figured out an awesome way to trap ants. I guess its only really useful if you want to collect them dead though.

1) Have a party

2) Leave a glass with about 4-5 cm of some unidentifiable sugary-alcohol-type mixture in the bottom of it somewhere where you won’t see it

3) Wait 2 weeks

4) Follow the line of ants to the glass

5) You will see a layer of about 3-5 cm of dead ants, with more ants plunging into it lemming-style.

From there, you can do what you will with your new pile of dead ants. By the way, dead ants don’t flush all that well.

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