October 20, 2006


cat licking catnip-filled toy

That thing Alice is licking on is called a "Hot Cats", it's a fabric tube filled with cat nip. We've had that particular one for almost four years and they still seem to like it. Amazing.

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October 14, 2006


cat planted on human
I wasn't feeling well when I got home from work last night so I laid down for a while and soon had this furball planted on my chest. Feline therapy.

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October 06, 2006

Hello down there

cat looking down quizzically at what must be a prone photographer

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September 29, 2006


cat curled on back in box with paws curled

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September 22, 2006


cat lying asleep between two pillows

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September 15, 2006

Sleeper with watcher

cat asleep with head down on couch. Awake cat in background.

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September 08, 2006

Holding down the fort

cat lounging on placemat

This is from back in the spring. We'd locked the cats in our bedroom for the day when we had our big birthday party. When we let them out they tore around the house to make sure all their stuff was still where it was supposed to be and then Theo planted himself here like an immovable object.

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September 01, 2006

Jungle Gym

cats playing

When we were looking at this house to buy, we saw this original 1950s mahogany screen in the dining room and immediately thought "cat toy!" and we were right.

cats interacting

They play vigorously until we dig the camera out.

cats being aloof

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July 21, 2006

Condo living

cat in fuzzy ring being examined by cat on higher shelf

I haven't been organized enough to get some cat pictures up in advance for while we're gone so this little scene of domestic bliss (from a couple of weeks ago when it was much cooler) will have to hold Alice and Theo's fans until we get home. See you all in August!

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July 14, 2006

No room for dad

cats sprawled on a bed on either side of Becky's legs under the covers

Not sure where they expect me to sleep...

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July 07, 2006

Cooling through cuteness

cat showing belly

If this were an action shot it wouldn't be noteworthy, but Alice held this pose long enough for us to notice, find a camera, and take several pictures. Goof.

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June 30, 2006

Sleeping beauties

sleepy woman using sleepy cat as a pillow

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June 23, 2006

What's that?

Cat way too close to the lens

Alice charged the lens of our new camera (Kodak Z730) while I was snapping this picture. It's not quite up to sub-inch macro distances.

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June 16, 2006

Shove off

cat shoving on other cat's neck

It looks like she's giving him a neck rub, but no, he's just in the way of her stretching. Those are Becky's legs under that blanket, of course.

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June 09, 2006

Arm rest

cat draped across two arms
Becky and I were looking at something on the computer. Theo was in Beck's lap and crawled over her arm and plunked his chin on my arm. Sat there long enough for me to fish the camera out of my pocket and take several pictures.

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June 02, 2006

Foot rest

cat with front feet in a shoe

I missed getting a picture of her doing this thing she does in these shoes where she's digging digging digging (claws in, fortunately) rubbing her feet across the insoles. Here she is resting. Goofball.

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May 27, 2006

Common ground

little girl brushing happy cat
Theo and Rhiannon were each delighted to discover common ground in the intersection of Rhiannon's desperate desire to pet the kitty and Theo's boundless love of being brushed.

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May 19, 2006

I can make it

cat contemplating a jump
We moved the cats' tree to the front of the house and within minutes Alice was thinking about whether she could make the jump to the top of the bookcases (covered with burlap for the art sale). She must have either decided she couldn't do it or it wasn't worth it cause we haven't seen her up there yet.

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May 12, 2006

Ode to an Outstanding Ottoman

cat sprawled on a rug-covered ottoman
This was one of the babies' favorite spots, but all good things must come to an end and the chair and this, its ottoman, have moved on to their new owner via Freecycle. That was two weeks ago, and strangely the kitties seem not to miss it particularly. This might have something to do with the new location of their tree which I'm sure will be featured some Friday soon.

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May 05, 2006

Guest Cat Blogging: Kitten Bug Crunch

Maddie the kitten on a haybale, stalking a stinkbug.

My friend Dan L contributes this week's picture about which he says:

This is one of the five barn kittens that we eventually placed with neighbors. We went out at least twice a day to socialize them, which meant sitting around and tempting them with food and fun. They were resistant to our charms until their mom disappeared one day.

If you missed the call for submissions and would be interested in having your kitty featured here on Mad Times, you'll find the guidelines here.

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April 28, 2006

Suckers for sunshine

two cats sitting back to back on a sunny windowsill
The babies do not object to the warm sunny weather we've been having. Not even a little bit.

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April 21, 2006


cat overexposed by flash

I'm running out of interesting cat pictures. Need to dress them up or something. We had to do a last minute photo shoot for this one. Theo is trying to figure out why I'm shining a flashlight at him (so the camera can get a focus lock) and then setting off bright flashes in his face.

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April 14, 2006

Watering hole

Cat drinking from bathroom faucet
Alice much prefers fresh water from the tap to her boring old bowl. Often when we walk in to the bathroom she's already sitting on the counter waiting for us to turn the water on for her. Sometimes she drinks like this directly from the faucet, others she sticks her paw under the stream and licks the water off (you can see water drops on her paw in this picture even) Sometimes if she feels she's been waiting on the counter too long she will shout at anyone in earshot to stop whatever pointless activity they're involved in and give the cat her water. Usually the pointless activity in question is sleep. Good thing she's so cute.

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April 07, 2006

Enfolded feline

Cat sleeping in folds of a blanket
I'm not sure if Theo knocked this blanket from the chair onto the floor before or after he climbed inside.

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April 01, 2006

Special birthday edition of cat blogging

alice with a hattheo with a hat

I made them these lovely hats (snerk) for their birthday. They are nine today.

I couldn't get them to both keep their hats on at the same time. Alice was surprisingly willing to keep hers on for a while, but Theo just couldn't stand it.

alice with hat, theo without

I managed to get them both to have the hats on their sides for long enough to snap a picture.

alice and theo with hats on

But that's just silly.

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March 31, 2006

Tunnel standoff

cat with tail trailing out of tunnel toy while other cat looks on

This tunnel became suddenly interesting again when it got stuck here after the party. The toy in the foreground is from a party guest who took advantage of the loophole that while we did specify "no gifts" we didn't say "for the kitties".

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March 24, 2006

Sticking together

two cats curled on a couch
When mom and dad are running around the house like crazy people, the kids have got to stick together. Early picture this week cause we're in party-prep insanity mode (which would be a thousand times worse if our amazing friend Marilyn weren't doing most of the work!)

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March 17, 2006

Looking down

cats on plaid comforter

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March 10, 2006

Choose your toy

cat sitting in box, cat in ring
cat standing in box, cat in ring

More from the wayback machine.

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March 03, 2006

Sleepy babies

sleepy kittens

Been playing with the scanner so here's one from the archives. This was within a day or two of our bringing Alice and Theo home in May of 1997. Oh, the cuteness!

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February 24, 2006

Comfy cardboard

cat resting head on cardboard
Becky and Rachel absconded with the iBook where all the backlog of cat pictures lives, so unlike usually you get a freshly shot picture today. I took a couple dozen shots in the crappy dim light in here to get one I could massage into acceptability. It didn't help that Theo kept twitching every time the timer went off to click the shot (even without the fake shutter sounds enabled, the optio makes a tiny tick when it shoots) resulting in blur and startled expressions. I finally settled for this one's mild annoyance.

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February 17, 2006

Where's Alice?

cat wrapped in a blanket with just her silly head showing
We ask this question frequently around here (much to Rachel's annoyance). The other morning the answer turned out to be: completely wrapped in the bath robe I'd tossed on the floor. Not much of a picture opportunity there so this one from the archives will have to do.

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February 10, 2006

Clement weather

two cats sitting on opposite ends of a carpeted tunnel so as to see out a screen door to a sunny day
We're having our annual February sun break. This morning it was just warm enough (50+ F) to open up all the doors and windows to exchange a houseful of musty air for a fresh batch. The kitties approved of this measure.

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February 03, 2006

Feline human departure avoidance tactics

cat lying on a backpack
As soon as I'd unpacked my backpack from our recent trip to CA, Theo parked himself on it presumably to prevent its being used again.

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January 27, 2006

His master's voice

black cat looking quizzical

This is Cosmo. He's looking at my brother-in-law, his human. We're visiting Cosmo's house in California so he gets to be this week's feline. His sister Angie looks pretty much just like him only smaller. Angie is also more shy so she doesn't get her moment of fame this time.

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January 20, 2006

Boxed set

two cats in two boxes
These boxes have been sitting here for more than a month and there's almost always a cat in one or the other of them.

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January 13, 2006

Memorial cat blogging: Oliver 1998-2006

grey cat on the back of a couch
This is Oliver, one of Becky's sister Jennifer's cats. They had to have him put to sleep last Friday. Kidney failure. He was a big gentle galoot of a cat. We'll miss him.

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January 06, 2006

Looking over your shoulder


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December 30, 2005

Catching up with Alice

My apologies to all my cat-junkie readers for the silence of the last few weeks. Here are a few pictures of Alice to make up for the dearth.

Usually Alice covers the vent up completely, but on this day she was feeling generous and let a little warm air out for the rest of us.

In some households all this stuff might go right into the recycle bin, but then where would the kitties sleep?

With all the uncertainty surrounding the water-tightness of our roof we never got around to getting a Christmas tree this year. So I put lights on the cat tree. I don't know if you'll be able to see her, but Alice is peeking out of there.

Oh yeah, comments are back on. I still don't know what went wrong, so it may break again, but for the moment it seems to be working okay.

Happy new year, everyone!

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December 02, 2005

Rorschach cat

cat with chin resting on mac power cable seen from above
I see Thelonious Monk. What do you see?

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November 21, 2005

Sounds like chicken

cat rubbing head on under side of egg carton
You really need video to get the full effect here. Alice was rubbing her head back and forth and back and forth and back and forth on this egg carton.

I must apologize to all the cat blogging fans for this late posting. We got back on Saturday from a week in Ocean Shores, WA. If I sat in just the right spot in one room of our suite I could get a sketchy network connection, but it wasn't a very comfortable spot (and I'd already had to spend too much time in it getting all the comment spam deleted).

It was nice to get away for a bit. I spent more time reading books (as you'll see from the minor flood of reviews that will appear over the next few days) than I have in months. We watched some movies both on DVD (Blast From the Past (cute), Closer (completely unrelated form of cute)) and on the big screen (Zathura (don't bother!), Goblet of Fire (midnight show on Thursday) (quite good!)) (the local theatre was about 100 feet from our door). We walked on the beach (dodging cars since this is Washington), ate some good food, and slept. A good time, and I seem to have recharged my supply of parentheses.

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November 11, 2005

Have at you!

cats playing at fighting

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November 05, 2005

Why isn't it moving?

cat peering intently upside down at windows mouse pointer
Sometimes Alice just can't get enough of the mouse cursor.

And yes, that perl script does generate an awful lot of warnings. Works, though.

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October 29, 2005

Cozy just doesn't quite cover it

cat on legs of woman reading (other one on the back of the couch)

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October 21, 2005

Guest cat

orange and white cat on back on green carpet
This week we have a guest kitty in the person of Peaches, my sister's cat more recently inherited by my parents. This shot is from back in the hot days of August and out of frame above her there is a ceiling fan. Peaches looks like a sweetheart here, but in point of fact she's kind of a psycho. You don't want to rub her the wrong way or she'll take your arm off.

Picture credit goes to Jerry Youngstrom. Thanks for sharing!

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October 14, 2005

Looking up

Cat looking up

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October 09, 2005

Cat in the box

cat dozing upright in a shipping box
Late again. On Friday we went to see Don Quixote at Book-It! with friends (don't bother. It's way too long a book to survive the Book-It! treatment intact.) and got back late enought that I didn't feel like hunting down a picture to post, then yesterday I had a little computer fast. I'll try to plan ahead for next week and get back to Fridays.

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October 01, 2005

Balance is everything

cat in a shoe box

I was working late last night so we've got Saturday cat blogging. One advantage to having enormous feet (and it's good that there's at least one) is that Theo can comfortably fit in the boxes my shoes come in.

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September 23, 2005

Cozy boy

cat curled up in a cat tree

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September 09, 2005

Sunshine hog

one cat absorbing all available sunshine, the other must settle for shade

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September 02, 2005

Golden-eyed girl

head shot of golden-eyed alice the calico cat
After Theo got a close-up, Alice wouldn't leave me alone until she got one too.

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August 26, 2005

Waiting for dinner

cat sitting on chair at dining room table

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August 19, 2005


laundry basket full of kittens piling on their mother
This is a picture of our kitties and their siblings with their mother a couple weeks after they were born eight years ago. Based on this snapshot of their early life, we think their personalities were already pretty well formed since they're both very much in character. See if you can find Alice and Theo in this pile of felinity (though their names were Wilbur and Mikey then.) Click the picture and read the notes to see if you got it right.

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August 12, 2005

Fur circle


For more cat-bloggy goodness, check out Junku's flickr set of airborne cats. One of them is the spitting image of our Alice, and if I had a better camera I could take such pictures of Alice. Though Theo tends to do more flying.

If you're bandwidth challenged, just look at this one.

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August 05, 2005

Too darn hot

It's been sooo hot that the cats have been thiiiisssss long.
panoramic view of two cats presenting maximum cooling surface to the air
That's not a bright orange fez on Alice's tummy, it's a (underexposed, off-white) lampshade in the background.

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July 29, 2005

Sunny side up

cat on egg carton in the sun

I must confess that I did place that egg carton in that patch of sunshine fully expecting that a certain cat would not be able to resist its charms. And, hey look, cuteness!

And if that isn't enough cuteness, Lance Arthur has written some very funny (and extremely profane) songs for his cat, Paris: Paris Songs and Songs for Paris

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July 22, 2005

Double decker

cat tunnel with cat inside and cat on top

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July 15, 2005

Cat carton

cat sitting in egg carton

Yes, he's staring at a blank wall.

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July 08, 2005

Sun sponge

kitty with feet curled under casting shadow in the sun

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July 01, 2005

Green-eyed boy

extreme closeup of Theo's face showing slit-pupiled green eyes

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June 24, 2005

Sun worship

cat sprawled in sunshine

I've started using flickr more lately so if you want to see some of my recent pictures, visit my flickr page.

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June 17, 2005

Personal grooming

alice licking her brother

Sometimes, when Alice has absorbed enough lappy goodness, she forgets to be aloof with her brother long enough to clean his ears for him.

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June 10, 2005

Nap time

cat on chair next to cat on cushion on chair

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June 03, 2005

*Kill* the monster!

cat attacking toy

This was taken a couple years ago, moments after Alice unwrapped a new toy from her grandma. You can't really tell from this picture, but it's a little plush green froggy sort of thing with a compartment in its belly for a little teabag-like pouch full of catnip. Alice claimed it immediately (as you can see) and still plays with it quite often. We know this because when we put their toys away her monster (as we call it) is always one of the first things to begin mysteriously moving from place to place in the house when we're not looking.

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May 27, 2005

Bad day for a fur coat

cat lying in front of box fan

The record high temperatures we've been subjected to these last few days are not welcomed by the kitties. At all. Theo keeps yelling at us and we can tell he just wants us to turn down the heat. The flash makes the fan look stopped. It really is blowing on him. Even as I type this.

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May 20, 2005

Bag boy

cat in cloth grocery bag hanging from doorknob

Theo likes to ride around in bags. Or just hang around.

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May 13, 2005

Tome cat

cat reading Return of the King

Another of Alice's standard poses. Not very conducive to Becky's reading.

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May 06, 2005

Synchronized siblings

Two seated cats in a window looking to your left

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April 29, 2005

Blanket burrow boy

cat curled up in blanket

No human intervention is required to get Theo into this sort of pose.

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April 22, 2005

Spinny kitty

kitty on spinning office chair
One of Alice's favorite games is to get on the office chair and then be cute until someone comes along and spins the chair for her. Usually when you get her spinning pretty good she takes a bath. This girl loves the trippy stuff.

While our kitties are pretty cute it's still hard to imagine a kitty cuter than this one.

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April 15, 2005

Oblivious to spring

cats curled on cushions ignoring flowering trees outside

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April 08, 2005

Defending the homefront

kitties on a window sill glaring at exterior usurper wannabe
I need to try to take some more active pictures. Our kids are pretty sedentary, but not quite as much as the last few weeks' pictures make them seem. Here they are in a standoff with the neighbor cat who loves to sit in our carport and stare at them (our kitties are strictly indoor (well, except that Theo gets to go out on a leash once in a while)).

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April 01, 2005

Birthday present

two mostly white cats on clean black jeans
Our babies turned 8 today, and what could be a better present than a pair of black jeans fresh from the dryer? Not only do they get to be all cozy and warm, they also get the added pleasure of coating my outfit with cat hair before I've even had a chance to put it on!

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March 25, 2005

love of tunnel

cat plugs tunnel

I was going to try to explain why this little cat tunnel is upside down and situated where it is, but it's a long story and it's not that interesting. I would try to explain why Alice decided to curl herself into a tiny tunnel-filling ball, but I'm afraid it surpasses understanding.

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March 18, 2005

Boy beholds bees

Our baby boy was bemused by this bottle brimming with buzzing bees.

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March 11, 2005

Packing it in

cat asleep on shredded paper in a cardboard box
Some call it trash, others recycling, but in the spirit of reuse, you can't beat Alice's repurposing of this packing material.

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February 25, 2005

Siamese couch

cat compressing couch cushion
Some days it seems like Theo and this couch cushion are joined at the hip.

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February 18, 2005

Watching the British come ashore at Normandy

cat on inverted egg carton

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February 11, 2005

Undercover cat blogging


Yes, that rug is there to keep the ottoman free of cat hair. Theo didn't get the memo.

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January 28, 2005

Friday Copy Cats

small cat in smaller box

Alice is a tiny little cat, but she is still significantly bigger than a DDD box.

Theo is a big strapping lad so there's just no hope at all. Not that that stops him trying.

bigger cat in same small box

In case you hadn't guessed from the rash of picture postings, our wireless is working again. Once you've been able to post from any old flopping spot in the house, having to sit at the pc in the office is just no fun anymore.

I ended up just upgrading to the newer qwest router which has integral wireless since they insisted there was nothing wrong with the old router despite the fact that it clearly didn't work the way it once did. Lo, the new one allowed me to undo all the kluged settings they made me do to get connected through the old one. Nothing wrong with it, not a thing.

More book reviews this weekend, I promise, Dan. I have a few other things in the works too.

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January 21, 2005

Another week, another cat picture

cats.  cute ones.

This one's a rerun for anyone who got our Christmas letter this year. Sorry.

I have a few book reviews queued up. Maybe I'll get around to writing one or two before next Friday rolls around. Time has been absorbed by some other stuff I'll write about one of these days.

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January 14, 2005

All cat blogging, all the time

big cat in a little egg carton

Another from the archives (I've got a million of em, you'll see). Egg cartons are irresistible, especially when they're precariously balanced atop the recycle bin. I've got another picture from 10 minutes later with Alice in the same pose. Ah heck, here it is:

slightly smaller cat in same egg carton

I assure you that no human intervention was involved in these poses.

Network is still limited to one hardwired windows box hence I can't bring myself to do much blogging (input or output). Next week doesn't look good for working on it either, alas.

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January 07, 2005

Got it!

Alice catching tail on scratching post

Second in the occasional Friday Cat Blogging series. That's Alice playing her favorite game: Catch the Tail. The picture is old, from November of 2000, but she still does this any time she comes across a precarious perch, the higher off the floor the better.

BTW, I don't have a good reference monitor at the moment. Leave me a comment or send me email and let me know whether that picture is too light or too dark or just right in your preferred viewing environment.

Wow, it's been quiet around here, hasn't it? We drove to CA the Monday after Xmas to see family and returned this last Monday. With Rachel and Becky and me all taking turns behind the wheel, the 14-hour drive is almost (but not quite) tolerable. At least we were blessed with decent weather in both directions.

Read on for more tales of woe...

When we got back our phone was out. I did the usual troubleshooting and discovered that there is no phone box on the outside of our house. It might be in the crawl space, I'll have to check the next time I'm down there (not soon, please!) Anyway, Qwest came out and found that the problem was at their box where one of our wires had corroded away and broken.

Unfortunately while the phone service came back, the DSL didn't. I got on the phone to their support line and we were able to get the windows box to talk to the network by changing the TCP/IP settings to use 10BaseT instead of the default. Qwest is not interested in determining why this was necessary, nor in determining how to get my wireless access point to talk to their router again. The only way they could get the iBook to talk to it was to hard-wire to the router and use a fixed IP address. The support weenies contend that the fact that these kluges will let my computes talk to the internet proves that there is no problem with their systems and that I should leave them alone and surf the net over a cable like a good little luser. I don't think so!

Anyway, that's all by way of pointing out (unnecessarily, I'm sure) that I've been spending way too much time playing amateur network engineer and way too little playing at being a blogger. Hopefully I can get this junk sorted this weekend and maybe be able to post a couple book reviews and a glove or two in the near future. And catch up on the hundreds of posts in my aggregators.

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December 24, 2004

Cat blogging

three white paws peeking

Some blogs have a custom of taking a break from their usual content to post pictures of their cats on Fridays. I like the idea (though in my case it will be a break from my usual lack of content. And gloves.), so here's the first in a possibly regular occurrence of Friday Cat Blogging. Those are Theo's toes, BTW.

Oh yeah. Merry Christmas, everyone.

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