Posting the Cat again

Well, Cheetah’s blood sugar was really high this morning. The vet has decided we have to go to the dreaded “Every 12 Hours” routine.

I knew this once-a-day shit was too easy. I’m going to have to become very friendly with the neighbors and talk them into helping us out if we try to have a life outside the house.

I hate that cat.

Urban Word of the Day

Urban Word of the Day
www.urbandictionary.com

March 27, 2008: twitterpated

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twitterpated&defid=70633

1)to be completely enamored with someone/something.
2) the flighty exciting feeling you get when you think about/see the object of your affection.
3) romantically excited (i.e.: aroused)
4) the ever increasing acceleration of heartbeat and body temperature as a result of being engulfed amidst the exhilaration and joy of being/having a romantic entity in someone’s life.

When he smiled at her, the rush of warm, fuzzy, excited sensations that filled her made her realize she was completely twitterpated with this man.
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Well, it LOOKED secure

E-Voting Vendor’s Web Site Hacked
IDG News Service (03/20/08) Montalbano, Elizabeth; McMillan, Robert

Sequoia Voting Systems’ e-voting Web site has been hacked, stirring uproar from New Jersey officials that used the Ballot Blog in a February presidential primary. Princeton University computer science professor Edward Felten reported the breach, following an inquiry from a state county clerks coalition to investigate the e-voting system. Evidence of the infiltration was apparent because the hacker had inserted a message with a cyber tag name. The system was temporarily suspended and users were redirected to a hosting-provider page, but Sequoia later brought the blog back online.

“My guess is that they took the site down temporarily while they were clearing out the stuff left behind by the intruder,” Felten says. The county clerks have asked New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram to probe Sequoia Voting Systems AVC Advantage e-voting machines, due to discrepancies in vote counts during the primary. Sequoia says different vote totals were due to poll worker mistakes and warned Felten against investigating it further.

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That last sentence is the scary one.

People, the only way to truly secure a computer is to unplug it from the internet.  With an issue as important as voting, we need a paper trail.  I don’t care if hand counting takes longer.   Correct, honest results are worth waiting for.

A lovely top five

I think these are all funny except for number 1.  I either don’t get that or there’s nothing to get and it’s not funny.

PS: Happy Easter, Be-yotches.

March 22, 2008

The Top 15 New Names for Roller Derby Chicks
(Part II)

15> Tyra Bangs

14> Pushy Galore

13> Carvin’ Miranda

12> Muhammed Allie

11> Gloria Steininhand

10> Annie Social

9> Emily Post-Partum

8> Hillary Godamn Klingon

7> Natasha Hemorrhage

6> Estee Slaughter

5> Aunt Bea-yotch

4> Leonora Decapitate-o

3> Eve Iscerate

2> Cameron Diazzkicker

and Topfive.com‘s Number 1 New Name for a Roller Derby Chick…

1> Officer Sugartits

[ Copyright 2008 by Chris White/TopFive.com ]

Miscellany

Couple of things:

1. I could sit and watch the St. Charles river traffic all day every day. It’s mesmerizing. Good thing I don’t have that view out of my office window.

St. Charles river traffic

2. Random thought brought on by looking at the weird and fantastic landscape shapes out the airplane window this afternoon:
When I was young, I’d sit on the toilet (TMI*, folks?) at grandma’s house and stare at the swirly curly patterns in the linoleum – like cloud watching – but closer to home. Things would “appear” in the designs and wouldn’t go away. Mostly animals because that’s where my head was, but there were other things, too. I told grandma about it one day and she got me a pen and told me to go ahead and make the <whatever I’d seen> easier to see. I like that. She let me draw on the floor with a more or less permanent pen because she thought I was so creative. That was very supportive of her, don’t you think? Looking back, I appreciate that, and also hope that she mopped the floor in there occasionally. Last time I was there (a hundred or so years later) I looked for the Pegasus I’d drawn, but it had been worn off. (I could have said cleaned off but that was less likely.)

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