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Tuesday, February 12 2019

location: Casa Trogon, Agua Vista Lodging, Montezuma, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

For the first time since being in this casita, we had a wave of white-faced monkeys come through the camp. They came from the west, traveling north through the jungle just north of our casita. I was able to snap some pictures. Later we had coatimundis and some aggressive magpie-jays (I gave of them a corn chip, which was a mistake). This evening a large group of howler monkeys came through, this time passing west-to-east just south of the casita.
And then at some point the coatimundis came through, the first time we'd seen them in days.
I'd gotten a lot of good work done yesterday, but all this wildlife distraction made it impossible for me to get much done. Part of the problem was the vagueness of my task; I was trying to package my Electron app into something I could show someone, but the complexity of its multiple architectures kept causing problems. At some point I posted a question about Electron packaging on, where people normally very helpful. But the question went through the night completely unanswered. I don't think I've ever seen that before. This suggested to me that what I have been working on really is kind of cutting edge. I guess I have to find my own way. [REDACTED]
This evening Gretchen made another successful Asian dish using canned tofu, rice noodles, and our cramped little imperfect casita kitchen.

A white-faced monkey who showed up this morning. Click to enlarge.

An aggressive magpie-jay. Click to enlarge.

A male howler monkey just south of where I do my work outside the casita. Click to enlarge.

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