rose_cat: (tardis)

On Monday night's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, David Tennant answered the call, but the Doctor was unhelpful. (Video is six minutes and forty-four seconds, and contains profanity.)

Also posted to [ profile] politicartoons and [ profile] randompictures
rose_cat: (ten eyeroll)
I’ve received four scam emails in the last week. Here’s one for your amusement/edification:


My name is Sister Joy Johnson from United States, I'm a widow suffering from Breast Cancer and Stroke, which denied me a child as a result i may not last till the next two months according to my doctor report. I'm married to late Pastor Bailey James, and we were married for many years without any issue child before his death. I'm 68 years old woman. I have some funds i inherited from my late husband the sum of (5.8 million dollars) which i needed a very honest and God fearing person who will claim the funds from the bank and use the funds for work of God Affair donation in the house of God, like propagating the good news of God and to endeavor God worshiping place and help less-privileged. I found your profile and i decided to contact you for the donation work of God Affair.

According to my doctor report i don't need any telephone communication in this regards because of my health, please if you would be able to use the funds for the work of God Affair as i stated contact me back so i will lead you to Ally Bank Limited International in Washington DC where this funds was deposited by my late husband Pastor Bailey James , for you to retrieve the funds in your name as the next of kin for work of God Affair thanks.

I will stop here until i hear from you soonest.
Contact E-mail:

Always pray for my health.
May God bless you In Jesus name Amen!!!
Sister Joy Johnson

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.

[email redacted, just in case IT’S A TRAP]
rose_cat: (RAWR)
This is a repost, quoted from a flister's LJ, with permission:

Somebody with this website is repostings several authors/fanartists fics on there without listing the name of the authors/fanartists on there and apparently in most cases, without permission. I've seen a good number of stories/fanart I'm familar with on the site (all of them most likely swiped from LJ and LJ comms as several LJ links to the original authors LJs are still attached), so if your fic/art [is there] I'd definitely tell this person to take it down immediately.


I hate plagiarists. I hope they get banned for this ASAP.

(Edited to actually put the site link in. Sorry.)
rose_cat: (blergh)
...but this cold therapy machine -- which I got on Wednesday -- is helping a lot. The downsides: it's a pain to set up, drain, etc. (although B is able to do that for me right now, and it's a little too effective, which means that I have to check the skin hourly to make sure i don't actually get frostbite. (So no sleeping with it on.) And it's not worth the trouble to try using it in front of the computer. Yet. (B thinks there are some fixes I can use so I can use the keyboard completely one-handed; I may look into that after surgery, when things are on the mend.)

Now, back into the Polar North I go. Wednesday can't come fast enough.


Aug. 28th, 2013 08:17 pm
rose_cat: (ten eyeroll)
Anyone else having trouble posting?

My last post worked fine. Crossposting to [ profile] randompictures was not so fine: the html kept borking in Preview. Paste stopped working. I finally got it to work by typing everything in from the original post. Yes, by hand.

I couldn't get the [ profile] splodefromcute crosspost to work at all, despite typing in everything again. By hand. I thought maybe it was just Preview that was screwed up, so I posted anyway. No, still screwed up. All that showed up was the file name for the image. No video. I deleted it.

I tried it again in Safari, which was faster and less temperamental than Firefox has been lately, but the posting was no better.

I've now rebooted the computer and cut-and-paste seems to be working again.

Also, trying to follow the link to "Article" in the last post leads to Zombie Frank saying "file not found." That's why I added the link html.

I'll try the [ profile] splodefromcute post again in a while.
rose_cat: (wtf)
My brother in Toronto sent me the link to this.

It's raining poo
rose_cat: (damselfly)
Latest monarch count on Monday, June 17: 50 eggs, 55 caterpillars. That's 38 more cats than on the 14th, but 86 fewer eggs. Obviously not all of the eggs are going to make it to hatching, but considering that adults are still showing up to lay additional eggs, and that most of the cats this time were 3mm or less, it's not a good sign. I hadn't seen any cats last time that would have been big enough to move on to the next stage.

I found three dead caterpillars on the ground next to the pot. They'd clearly died from infection (which can have various causes), and I got rid of the bodies and tore off some milkweed leaves that had nasty infectious caterpillar juice on them. One of them had made it to around 25mm (1") before expiring. Dammit!

Anyway, eight of the cats were newly hatched at about 1mm (1/25"); the rest were around 3mm (1/8"), except for three about 25mm (1"). The larger ones, apparently the only survivors from the earlier group, were in the milkweed patch against the wall, not in the big pot. That area has, in the past, been less affected by disease and whatever else kills off caterpillars. I have no idea why. Perhaps it's got something to do with being more sheltered, even though, with less sun, the plants don't grow as big. Or maybe it's something else.

Although it concerns me that so many caterpillars are newly or recently hatched, at least they are hatching, and chomping away. Whatever killed the older ones off, maybe the second wave will do better. At least I hope so.

While I was crouching over the plants, a Cooper's hawk flew over the yard, pip-pipping, and coasted right past the palm tree where the crows are nesting. Oddly, there wasn't a peep out of them. Maybe the parents were out foraging. And a woodpecker was calling from somewhere in the neighborhood.
rose_cat: (cat rose)
powerhouse fire, firefighters watch, 6-1-13

Southern California has been unseasonably hot and dry this spring. On Monday, May 30, a wildfire broke out in the Angeles National Forest, north of the city of Los Angeles. Because it started near a hydroelectric power plant, it was called the Powerhouse Fire.

more information and photos )


May. 4th, 2013 04:25 am
rose_cat: (facepalm)
Heads-up: A number of comms and personal journals have been suspended, apparently because LJ has been making "improvements" to the anti-spam programming. Details are here.

Edit: all better :)


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