I have a bunch of photos on my camera to organize, but for now here’s a quick video of the shepherds having some fun in all the snow:
It’s hard to chose, but Majora’s Mask is maybe my favorite Zelda game. I am ever so excited it’s been remade for the 3DS even if I’ve been totally distracted by A Link Between Worlds lately.
I have an incredibly eclectic taste in music. Seriously, if my iTunes Library were an indication of any other collection I own I’d be on Hoarders. What tends to surprise people is that most of the time the music I actually have playing is instrumental. Again, I’m not entirely consistent and have all types of music from classical symphonies to orchestral soundtracks.1 Though, I am particularly fond of piano arrangements2 and so it was inevitable I’d stumble across Kyle Landry who plays a lot of covers of movie and video game soundtracks.
He’s received quite a bit of recognition recently thanks to Twitch and Kotaku, which of course was just the nudge I needed to poke around more of his stuff. And then I stumbled across this:
Anyway, if you’re into this sort of thing he streams live performances quite often.
The WP Accessibility group had a metope at this year’s WordCamp San Francisco, which I sadly wasn’t able to attend. But I did find these videos from a few short presentations they gave. You can check out more at WordPress.tv if you are so inclined — and of course, join us at the Make WordPress Accessible site.
I get asked a lot1 about the differences I experience working with a shepherd. One thing I stress, whether your looking at a GSD for a potential guide dog or a family pet, is that shepherds are almost too smart for their own good. By this I mean that dog training is usually presented in a pretty linear fashion: teach a dog a thing. Dogs are eager to please and so this works out well. Shepherds, however, almost analyze a given task to the point that often it’s more accurate to say you teach them why they should do a thing. I, personally, enjoy the challenge that presents, but then I also have a shepherd who routinely stands on her head so, you know, I might be a bit cracked in the head.
Anyway, saw this on my Facebook feed, and it is possibly the best example of this that I have ever seen:
EDIT: Right after posting this, I saw a related video of another GSD:
My favorite part of this is when the shepherd looks over his shoulder, making sure he’s not being watched, before busting out his little buddy.
- I mean a lot. ↩