Monday, February 23, 2004


My favorite O'Reilly animal cover has always been the Tarsier. Besides being a cool little animal I thought the colophon description was hilarious. Most attempts to connect the animal to the topic are hit or miss but this one is great.
Tarsiers are active only at night, hiding during the day in tangles of vines or in the tops of tall trees. They subsist mainly on insects, and, though very curious animals, tend to be loners.

The parallels to the stereotypical programmer are just too funny.

So it was with some sadness I stumbled across the Save the Philippine tarsier site. Of course I'm glad that people are trying to save the Tarsier, I'm just sad that they need saving.

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