Howard is first, last, and always first! Hope you are okay, listener. . . .
Alan, thanks for posting the link to "Mr. Sandman." I always enjoy listening to that one. Glad you're feeling better and more rested.Puddle, listener didn't say anything about not being around... I also hope she's OK. Maybe she just ran out of pre-scheduled posts?
That's true ~~ if she'd had one up, I would have just posted it for her. But yesterday's was the end of the line. But then, there were those phone problems, so. . . .
I was wondering if that was the case...she was on Facebook as of 11-something last night.
Hey, babe! How was the sabbatical in ChicagoLand?
Not bad. I was intending today that I would write up a little something about the past couple weeks, but I don't seem to have any energy or focus.
That seems to be going around. Hope you bounce back from it soon. *hug*
Ya. That seems to be what summer's all about. Glad you had a good time, though.
I'm fed up with spam comments at Arty. I've been reluctant to put up barriers. Don't have the concentration or patience to moderate, and I hate word verification. But, something has to be done. So, much as it irritates me to do it, I'm going to institute word verification for comments. Unless anybody has a better suggestion?
No suggestions, but thought I'd make the observation that my Gmail account seems to be getting a lot more spam lately. Blogger is owned by the same company, as I understand it. Maybe their filtering software or whatever needs to be updated to deal with the latest threats.
Haven't had much problem on baby since the first few months. Now, every once in a while, some bot will drop something on an old thread, and by checking back every few months I can keep it pretty clean. But capcha seems like it might help, Cat.
That's weird, Renee. I don't get any spam on my gmail account, knock on wood. It must all go on Arty.And, yes, Puddle, the bulk of it does seem to land on old threads, though not all. Just found one on yesterday's thread. Old threads is annoying enough, but the current thread really irritated me.So, I set the word verification and put up a post about it.
Thanks for doing that, Cat. I'm okay with it...it's the lesser of two weevils.
THANK-YOU, puddle!!I'm okay...just lost track. I realised at 2:00am as I was setting foot into bed that I might not have any photos cued for today. However, since my computer has been complaining that my startup disk is nearly full and I need to offload some stuff (to an external drive, I'm thinking) to make space, and as I was dog tired, I decided to let it go. It's not MY blog anyway, and I can't always be the photo maker. I'm grateful you picked up the baton and kept things going. I miss Renee's thoughtful posts, but I understand she needed a break. I guess we all do sometimes. And as I've always said, feel free to pre-empt! :-)
I honestly don't know when I'll have anything thoughtful to say again. Or even anything trivial and cute.I'm not sure a new post every day is actually needed. I understand that people have come to expect it, but when something isn't working, it's okay to take a second look.
This is not merely ultra cool, it's also awe-inspiring.'Oldest' images of Christ's apostles found in Romehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10382828.stm
They haven't found the Higgs boson (the God particle) yet, so the title of the article is somewhat misleading, but all the same it's interesting. Talks about the work being done mapping subatomic particles to musical notes.God particle signal is simulated as soundhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10385675.stm
Remember the decline of the bees? The Brits are working on it.Loss of bees could be 'a blow to UK economy'http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10371300.stm
The subatomic particle music reminded me of a story that appeared in Analog some time ago called "The Fruitcake Genome" and more specifically a "Science Behind the Story" entry on the Analog website where you can click to hear an MP3 of the fruit fly genome.http://www.analogsf.com/0507/genomemusicletter.shtmlThe subatomic particles making music makes sense if particles are in fact vibrating strings. And I think there's a similar explanation for the genome, though I'm too tired to work the explanation out properly. Anyhow, it's an interesting idear to contemplate.
It makes a big difference to how the blog feels to see a new photo every day, and because it provides a way for the date to change as well. When we didn't have a new photo each day, I began to lag in checking in. So I decided to keep it going as much as I could. I still plan to. We are an ALIVE blog and we need to see and feel that, IMNSHO. We all have the keys and can share the load.
Changing gravatars. This is Sally Kitty sleeping with her carrot toy.
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