Archive for August, 2007


Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Not too long ago the SpamCop ( service I funnel my spam-plagued ATT WorldNet account mail through underwent a major interface upgrade. Sender names and message titles that formerly displayed as gobbledy-gook (I could have logged in under Japanese but have always preferred to use the English-language version) now correctly render into Japanese or Chinese […]


Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

So…I was sitting here in front of the PowerBook working on some stuff when suddenly from behind me something revved up into full gear…
Tsuuuuuuuku-tsuku-booooooooshi-boshi-boshi! Wani-da! Wani-da! Wani-da! Oooooooooo!
Freaked me out for a second until I realized that one of the cicadas of the type know as—wait for it—Tsukutsukubôshi had landed on the screen outside and […]

Mr Dean asks…

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Where I read new articles?
Good question.
Here, of course. Sorry…I’ve been mainly occupied most of the last week or so with the office move (a snafu from day one, let me tell y’all), a little with figuring final grades for the semester (due at the end of the month), and with various side interests and living […]

Annoying idiots

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

I just found 77 comments waiting in the mod queue, all posted by “MOBY” and all saying this:
I can’t add your post to Digg. How I do this?
Very annoying.
But all deleted.

Morning Glory Report

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Nine blooms this morning! Six or so yesterday. Finally things are humming.
(Mainly the psycho semi cicadas!)
I’m dragging this morning…dreading going into the office to do more packing. Took yesterday off…had a bit of…trouble down below, shall we say.
Oh well. This, too, shall pass.
(I thought that a lot yesterday….)

Anybody notice the outage?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

I don’t know if anyone noticed…but the database server for the site was down again.
I hadn’t checked in much yesterday, so I didn’t notice until after midnight or so my time.
I fired off a rather pissed-off letter to Yahoo Support about it…using a draft of a longer complaint I started to write back on June […]

Palestinians less than pleased with Rice

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

According to news sources, the Palestinian government is less than pleased with last week’s visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condescenza (or something like that…oh, hell, “Condi”) Rice. While decorum was maintained and everything was smiles and pleasantries during the photo ops, officials were a bit more frank with their opinions afterwards.

Palestinian minister Dr Salaam […]

My Butt Pix

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Continuing my grand tradition of “no holes barred” and being up front…er, well, back maybe…and in yer face, I hereby bare my soul and…other intangibles and present my butt pix.
Be really sure you want to see this before clicking below!