Sunday, December 31, 2006

Guys, it's only a two bunny litter box

Uhm, Lookout...

Here we have Lookout asserting her dominance though mouthing behavior.

A lot of people don't realize that even spayed rabbits "mount" as a way of showing dominance. Another factoid that surprises a lot of people is that females are just as likely to mount as males, particularly if they, like Lookout here, are the "Alpha Bunny."

As you can see, Echo and Beanbag aren't impressed with her behavior, and are clearly just waiting for her to finish.

Despite being in charge, Lookout is a bit insecure about her place in the pecking order.

Beanbag and Lookout, hangin' out

They appear to like the freshly cleaned litter box

Monday, December 25, 2006

My Nephew

My Nephew left this with my parents last time he and my sister visited.

I think it falls cleanly into the "Cute but creepy" category, don't you?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Family Crest

Welcome to my office

You gotta love the air conditioning in basement offices.

Why do I keep ending up working in basements? It's a distressing pattern. I start off working in a room with a window, and then after about two years, I'm in a basement. I half expect to look over my shoulder and see Milton asking about his red stapler.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Bush Illegally Silences Critic of Iran Policy

"Flynt Leverett -- former CIA analyst, NSC member and established foreign policy expert -- has written an op-ed for the NYT bashing the Bush admin. for it's failed policies towards Iran. The WH, in typical ruthless and authoritarian form, has pressured the CIA to heavily redact his draft on the grounds that it would reveal national security secrets -- something the CIA disagrees with -- and have even threatened him with criminal prosecution. Leverett, visibly distraught at his press conference today, has countered that this claim is a "fraudulent" and deliberate attempt to silence a respected critic by politicizing the CIA review process"

The Machines are in Control Now...

Kinda puts the electronic voting machines thing in perspective, doesn't it?

Fwd: Can This Ad Restore Habeas Corpus?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anthony D. Romero, ACLU <>
Date: Dec 19, 2006 4:21 PM
Subject: Can This Ad Restore Habeas Corpus?


Click to view the full ad

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The ACLU's membership has more than doubled in recent years. But, in too many congressional districts, we still lack the hometown strength we'll need in the weeks ahead to restore habeas corpus, stop torture, and reclaim our lost liberties.

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With the help of ACLU supporters like you, we're going to run newspaper ads in local papers like the El Paso Times in Texas, the Greensboro News and Record in South Carolina and the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri. Our goal: attract thousands of new ACLU members and supporters in our crucial 25 targeted Congressional Districts.

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Anthony D. Romero
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Quotes of the Day

Computers allow humans to make mistakes at the fastest speeds known, with the possible exception of tequila and handguns

A thousand pages of hobbits hasn't been enough for three generations of post-World War II fantasy fans; even when you add in that clumsy, galumphing dirigible of an epilogue, The Silmarillion, it hasn't been enough. Hence Terry Brooks, Piers Anthony, Robert Jordan, the questing rabbits of Watership Down. and half a hundred others. The writers of these books are creating the hobbits they still love and pine for; they are trying to bring Frodo and Sam back from the Grey Havens because Tolkien is no longer around to do it for them.

- Stephen King

The rabbits in the new digs


Friday, December 1, 2006

Giants: Citizen Kabuto Cheats (PC)

The cheats below only work on the CD version. If you install any patches, the cheats no longer work.

On the bright side, none of the Nude Delphi hacks interfere with the cheats below.

Game Cheats

During gameplay you can hit the T or Y button and enter in one of the following codes and hit enter:

Display Frame Rate


Full Base Energy


Full Health


Instant Gift Shop


Instant Party House


Instant Smarty Work Force


Show Entire Map


Speedy Base Construction


Unlimited Mana


Unlock All Levels


Thursday, November 30, 2006

Silly Dating Site Ad

Crass? Yes, Silly? Yes, but to the right is the image I encountered on a random technology site.

I wonder what they're trying to imply. I can't quite put my finger on it (And if I did, I suspect my wife would be a wee bit upset)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

419 Takes a new twist

It seems the 419 Scammers are trying a few twists to keep reeling in the suckers. I just got one that followed the "Son of a wealthy man" theme, but instead of being a Nigerian banker or politician, it's a Farmer.

Yes, that's right, I just got an e-mail form someone claiming to be the son of a murdered farmer from Zimbabwe, looking to move $18 million out of a South African Bank.

From: "evan zuma" To: Subject: very urgent and important Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2006 08:30:53 +0000

During the current war against the farmers i Zimbabwe from the supports of our
President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms to his party
members and his followers, he ordered all the white-owned farmers to
surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers.
My father was one of the best farmers in our country and because he did
support his idea, supporters invaded my father’s farm and burnt
in the farm, killing my father and made away with a lot of items in my
father’s farm. After the death of my father, my mother and I and my
sister decided to move out from Zimbabwe because our lives were in
with the money my father kept in his hidden safe in my mother’s house.
amount contained in the safe is US$18.500m (Eighteen million and Five
Hundred Thousand, US dollars)and we decided to move to the Republic of
Africa where we deposited the money in a Security Company as valuables.
So, I decided to contact overseas Firm that will assist me to move this
money out of South Africa, because we are asylum seekers here in South
Africa which disqualifies from operating an account or getting involved
any financial transaction here in South Africa.

Naturally, I sent a wise ass response:

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 07:59:52 -0700 (PDT)

Pardon me, but where the Hell does a FARMER come up with $18 Million????

Unless of course he was raising something illegal, or was in fact a land baron oppressing his workers, in which case it's a good thing that the land was taken from him and turned over to the people who were actually working it.

You're either running a scam of some kind, or your Father deserved his death and you have no right to the blood money he accumulated on the suffering of others.

Alex Keaton

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The truth about Barbara Bauer

So awhile back, Barbara Bauer tried to get SF Interesting Person and Tor Editor Teresa Nielsen Hayden fired. Bauer was threatening to sue Tor for libel for something TNH had said in a private capacity.

TNH had linked to the Writers Beware 20 Worst Agents list, which Barbara Bauer is on. (She's third!) Writers Beware is an organization loosely associated with the SFWA.

Bauer has, by dint of being annoying, gotten a respected web site which talks about publishing scams shut down. They're busy recovering and such, but... still.

So! Barbara Bauer. Sterling person. Honest.

(This is the same process by which people got 'miserable failure' linked to 'George W. Bush' in Google. Unless Google did that manually.)

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Intersting bit of SPAM

I got some interesting SPAM the other day. I've included the details below.

I've never had any dealing with this group, never heard of them and can't find any actual details with a Google search.

The web site was also fairly amateurish, but it's down now, and I neglected to mirror it while it was still up.

Oh well, another scam bites the dust.

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