Mosquitos in New Orleans

I won't quote the whole Yahoo article here, but I just read something really cool.

To combat mosquitos in all the abandonded pools in New Orleans, they're not just spraying huge areas with pesticides. They're putting fish that eat the mosquito larvae into the pools. On one hand, I wouldn't want to come back to my house and find out that there are trout in my pool, but it is a cool environmentally friendly way of doing things.

Note: they're not trout, more like guppies.


Note from the admin

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Moods and Pictures

Don't just say it with words, say it with an emoticon!

You can have your current mood shown by clicking on "Advanced Editing" when you're writing a message. Then in the custom field box type "mood" for the key and one of the following for the value.

amused dirty impressed sad
annoyed drunk indescribable scared
awake embarrassed lethargic shocked
bitchy energetic loved sick
blank enthralled mad silly
cold envy mischievous sore
complacent exhausted moody stressed
confused giggly nauseated surprised
crappy guilty nerdy thirsty
curious happy okay thoughtful
cynical horny predatory uncomfortable
depressed hot quixotic weird
determined hungry relaxed working
devious hyper relieved

In the advanced editing options, there's also a neat java application that makes it easy to add pictures to your posts.