Notes on a web journey

posted on: 29 January 2007

Insects macros

filed under: @ 09:42:03

Macro shots of various insects or bugs. All the shots are taken in my garden.

Fly head

Insects macros


posted on: 28 October 2006

Fossil bee

filed under: @ 09:49:04

Scientists have identified the oldest known bee, a 100 million-year-old specimen preserved in amber. The discovery coincides with the publication of the genetic blueprint of the honeybee, which reveals surprising links with mammals and humans. The ancient insect, trapped in tree sap, is at least 35-45 million years older than any other known bee fossil.

Fossil Melittosphex bee

Bee fossil DNA generate a buzz


posted on: 12 October 2006

Images of nature

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In 1952, Thomas Eisner, a graduate student at Harvard, drove around North America for two months with a fellow student, Edward O. Wilson, to see the country and its insects. For the past half century, Dr. Eisner, now an emeritus professor at Cornell, continued his travels in the fields of entomology, evolutionary biology, chemical ecology and conservation. Some of his best-known research was on the explosive chemical outburst of the bombardier beetle, which he and his colleagues analyzed and photographed.

A carpenter ant and a leaf beetle - Thomas Eisner

Eye-Catching Images of Nature


posted on: 31 August 2006

About art and biology

filed under: @ 14:20:03

A few days ago I was browsing the web looking for books-related articles. I came across The Nonist post on libraries' photos
( me and another million people, apparently ), found it beautiful and interesting and posted about it. Then I went back to The Nonist site and started looking around. There are MANY interesting posts. Actually, too many...So I decided to link to some of the articles I found through The Nonist' posts here, mostly as reminders for myself:


posted on: 17 August 2006

Insects photography

filed under: @ 11:11:47

Nothomyrmecia macrops - Dinosaur Ant - South Australia
Nothomyrmecia macrops - Dinosaur Ant - South Australia

Beautiful pictures of insects on myrmecos (and also links to other similar web sites).


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript