19 February 2008

Armistice Day

The DVD format wars are dead! Long live the ... actually, let's not do that again.

15 February 2008

Extending the Family

It was a good day.

Tonight at King Gyros, Esther and I were waiting on our order and an African American woman entered loaded down with a baby carrier and a bag of some sort. When she picked up her order, another customer, who had been seated, jumped up, got the order, and carried it out to the car. So was our faith in humanity reaffirmed. People are good.

Just a bit earlier, also at King Gyros, Esther and I were commenting to each other that there are people of hidden talent in all walks of life. Like one of the co-owners of the franchise we visit, who is fluent in three languages, and can understand a fourth. Perhaps this should not be remarkable, but it is.

And all this after we got Tabitha.

Tabitha is a shy, quiet, maybe a little bit lazy, Beagle or Beagle mix. She still has a little adoption shock -- we've not yet managed to get her to do any more than nibble a little food and drink a little water -- but we hope she settles in soon. We feel so responsible and adult. And, strangely, proud.

01 February 2008

Spam Senryu

I'm on the phone with Sophos due to a recent spam filter collapse. That means I can find all sorts of interesting things in the Inbox. Here's a senryu, or something like it, created using the subjects of three messages:

Doctor recommend
Photoshop, Windows, Office
Surrounded by Love