We’re supposed to get our first thunderstorm of the year later today. Yeah, it’ll bring some cold weather again, but it’s definitely feeling like spring around here. The warm temps the past couple days have just about finished off the pile of snow, and I’m starting to feel like it’s time to play with the lawn. So I’m actually looking forward to a few days of colder weather again. I’ve got too many things I need to get done inside before I start working on the outside.
|Tiffany & Giselle|
And there are more signs. The grackles have returned for the spring, and are now monopolizing the bird-feeders. Except for the pair of cardinals. The male cardinal’s color has brightened up for the spring, too. And there are robins around. But the best sign of spring the past few days has been all the pretty gals who’ve put away their parkas and you can actually tell that they’re the curvier gender again. Warms my cockles, it does.
Speaking of pretty gals, there were a couple in the bar yesterday who needed a picture taken.
Biggest lap-dog ever was one possible caption, but I figure I’ll make it easier to google this way.
- DrunkenBlog goes Behind the Red Shed, with Jonathan ‘The Wolf’ Rentzsch. Hmm. I’m trying to think how long I’ve known Wolf, and I think it’s been more than ten years. He’s gotten smarter since then, and it’s a darned good interview with a Mac developer who knows his stuff.
- A Distributed Networking Attack, or DNA Key to Decoding Human Factor in cracking passwords used for encryption on computers seized for evidence. Basically they’ll go through whatever plain text is available, including pages from your browser cache to find what your interests are, and then use that to build a custom dictionary to attempt to crack your passwords. It works pretty darned often. [slashdot]
- It’s not really news that Amazon Knows Who You Are, but so far they’ve been unwilling to share that information. But now that they’ve launched a9, which remembers everything you’ve ever searched for, and which can share that information with the business side of amazon, they’ve got even more pieces to put together. It’s neat when amazon will recommend something I actually do want to buy, but it makes me worry a bit, too. [wired]
- Speaking of Amazon.com, they’ve started taking orders for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Hmm. Soon. I don’t expect it to fix all my woes, but there are a few things in 10.3 that bug me regularly that should be gone after I upgrade. [vowe]