[Update #2: Texas lost a great man when Bob passed away in April 2009. He is buried on the prairie.]
Bob and Mickey Burleson are two of my prairie heroes. Decades ago, when few people talked about tallgrass prairie conservation and restoration, they went and did it: they purchased worn our crop land and an overgrazed prairie remnant in Bell County and spent many years restoring over two hundred and fifty acres of highly diverse, native tallgrass Blackland Prairie through collection and planting of local ecotype native seed from area hay meadow prairie remnants, invasive plant removal, prescribed burning, haying, and other management practices.
The Burlesons collected local ecotype seed from native prairie hay meadows in the area, many of which no longer exist due to being destroyed by plowing or development. Their prairie is an invaluable source of locally adapted native plant genetics and seed, and they have provided prairie seed and seed hay for use in other restorations.
Did DNS partially break under Fedora 12 32-bit or x64 on your machine recently?
It was the strangest thing… DNS problems started for me last week, even though I had not done any software updates since the beginning of April. Machines using my caching nameserver would be fine, but some programs running locally would fail all name resolves (while others would succeed).
After much pulling of hair, gnashing of teeth, and searching of Google, I eventually ran across a bug entry and comment that helped with the following instructions:
yum install nss-mdns
Change the hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf to “hosts: files mdns4_minimal dns”
“Because today itâ€™s so hard to get anything past the ethics boards, compared to the good old days, when you could just electrocute people and call it science. You can hardly do anything these days!” – University of Hertfordshire psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of 59 Seconds.
I read an interesting article in The Atlantic (repeating a theme I’ve seen for the last couple years) theorizing that housing demand will shift from the suburbs to denser city housing due to the desire for walkable living areas.