To celebrate the last remnants of the plague that struck at me last week being defeated have a picture of Jasper defeating a plague rat.
Jaspar Fuzzy-Breeks, Jarl of Sofar, Chare, and the Boxen Isles, stretched. Winter had come to Ut-Garden, bringing cold and damp to the very sill of his hall. And, as they did every year, the thumb-giants had failed to drive it back.
Una the Deep Meowing counselled yowling at the winter, but Jaspar favoured a different course. He would sleep until the thumb-giants opened the door of Nom. Then he would feast and fight until the hour when the thumb-giants settled back onto their resting places.
The moment they did, he would steal the thumb-giant’s heat.
And then sleep some more.
To celebrate another year of service to the little fuzzy gods, here’s a picture of them claiming the sofa.
Today has been a productive day, but involved more being away from my desk than usual. Not everyone viewed this as a good thing, as this recreation shows.
Fortunately, the stare of disdain was interrupted by a snooze before my head melted.
I’ve recently started playing Batman: Arkham Asylum. Overall, it’s a great fun game but there’s one niggle: saved games – or rather the lack thereof. …
The outside world isn’t always pleasant, which can make the choice between leaving the house and spending more time with your cat a tricky one. However, now you don’t have to (at least if you live or know someone who lives in Japan); you can take your lap with you. …
Jasper has become aware that not all humans like Mondays. So here’s a present to make you feel better.
For Jasper is a benevolent fuzzy god.
While the young (and not so young) often believe in a black-and-white world; and even those who accept other hues at times wish for simpler choices. However, compromise might be a necessary part of civilisation; thus it is more useful to judge a person not by whether they compromise, but by the compromises they make. Even if those compromises are a touch abstruse. …
Sean Follmer’s idea is good just for the reasons he gives, and I can see others:
Being able to “pass” objects to people in other locations? Remote support and training gain most of the advantages of an on-site presence.
Furniture that changes shape in response to the user? No more fiddling with handles to obtain an ergonomic layout or guessing if you will be using someone else’s desk for long enough to justify adjusting the chair.
But, the real benefit isn’t in the workplace. …
Last weekend was the third anniversary of them moving in. In celebration, they spent the day sleeping on us, bunting at us, and playing cat chess.
So, much like any other day.
As I was under cats, I couldn’t post on the day, so here’s a belated celebration of their first three years here.
As we were both pinned down, there aren’t any photographs from the day. However, we do have a recreation of events: