From commentor Colette Collaboratrice:
It’s not exactly a pet pic, but I thought of you and of our blogfather and his rotating tag lines when I saw this outside a shop on Haight Street in San Francisco yesterday.
My email is broken, at the moment — I’m still receiving messages, but I can’t send any. Still don’t know whether it’s our provider (Verizon) or the program (Eudora)…
Apart from that, what’s on the agenda for the day?
I just discovered the German dub of the title track from Beauty and the Beast, which is Die Schöne und das Biest.
Drivin home from Beaufort.
Scanning more negatives, pics from Korea now, and watch Joe Scar.
@BillinGlendaleCA: has joe commented again about how we need to hear more from Pat “The Yellow Peril is Real” Buchanan during our national border freakout?
@raven: Have a safe trip home. How was the fishing?
Overnight lamb posted a video of Steve King acting like a condescending prick with a dreamer, who was raised in America. Rand Paul was at the same table as King but exited quickly. link Now I’m listening to another condescending prick, morning Joe.
@Suffern ACE: Joe has been making sense today, I know it’s odd.
I was going to take care of a couple of small waterproofing projects before the rains came tonite, tomorrow, and Thursday. Then it started raining and now everything is wet. It’s my own damned fault, I watered the garden yesterday.
Have you checked yourself for stroke or other brain damage or should I bring an umbrella to protect from falling pig poop as they fly overhead?
@Schlemizel: Don’t worry, Nicole Wallace is on as well, she’s still an IDIOT.
Oh, and there’s also this Alise woman from DC, never seen her before, but also an IDIOT.
OK, I was worried about you, thanks for reassuring me. Now, about those flying pigs . . .
I just have to say that sign rocks.
I have a lunch date with a fellow B.J.er today here in Cincinnati.
@BillinGlendaleCA: I just turned on the TV to see him ranting about Hamas being helped by overreaction of Israel. It’s like watching the crazy uncle at the dinner table where everyone gets a frozen smile on their face and finally someone murmurs “Pass me the wine.”
@Mustang Bobby: Just don’t ask the person at the front of the restaurant where the BJ party is, they might misunderstand.
ETA: Thank FSM Roger brought green balloons to the meetup we had here last year.
@Mustang Bobby: I hope that goes well for each of you. I’d love to have a poster near me. Where I could have lunch with them.
@Mustang Bobby: Hamas wins the battle of public opinion, which in the US is the only thing that matters.
If only that were true (sigh). Unless of course by public opinion you were referring to money.
From the Daily Beast
Grifters gotta grift. There must be a special place in hades for these kinds of people.
“Cats rule nothing. They’re here for me to bark at and pounce on while they sleep, as well as for me to shove aside for me to eat their food.”
-Signed, Leo the Tervuren
I wonder if anyone alerted the jarheads to this. Something tells me they might have had something to say about the scam that would not have delighted our friends Move America’s Foreskin.
If I live to be 1000, will still never understand cat people.
@D58826: Wall Street is also known as Hades?
That is a funny sign. I have a friend for whom that is certainly true.
The dog rules our lives in the early AM, when either my husband or I take her out for her exercise (because tired dog=good dog). And no use trying to pretend you’re still asleep- the moment your eyes open she’s right there. WE GO OUT NOW? I BRING BALL?
In the first year or so after my son’s birth I comforted myself with the reminder he wouldn’t be a baby forever and someday soon I would sleep in again. Then we got a dog. I’m an idiot.
@Debbie(aussie): waves at you from the act!
Early, early notice.
Shall be in NYC area Sept. 17 through 25, should any BJers in the area be interested in a meet-up.
Always liked the Prince Street Cafe (corner of Prince & Elizabeth in downtown Manhattan), so throwing that out as an initial suggestion. Quick internet check shows (a) still in business (last time I was there Reagan was in office) and (b) reviews are still good.
This whole ‘meet people in real life’ thing is very out of character for this old and weighty hermit, by the way. But if Mr. Cole can change…
Well, good on you for trying something new! It’s not easy to change the habits of a lifetime, but it’s often necessary and sometimes even fun!
Elise Viebeck? What did she do that was idiotic?
(Was it idiotic given her not very advanced age?)
Need a reffy….whats “CREAM” again? Cash Real Estate And Megadeth?
@Punchy: Cash Rules Everything Around Me.
Originally, “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”
In this instance, make the appropriate changes.
@Thunderbird: @Punchy: But now I’m thinking in this case, it’s Cats Rules Everything Around Me.
Good Morning, Everyone:)
(giggle, giggle) Just had a phone call from ‘Microsoft’ telling me that my computer was inflected with some terrible virus (maybe Ebola) and this guy was here to help. The phone call might have been a tad more convincing if he spoke English w/o the accent. I did ask if he was also selling bridges but he didn’t get the joke. But he really really wanted to help.:-)
Er, what Cervantes said. I’m a bit slow this morning.
Just so you know, except for the name, this is not the same place you went to in the ’80s.
@D58826: I would love getting a call like this. Once the scam attempt is confirmed, I would initiate Project Clowning, Trolling, and Hijinxial Chicanery until the caller cried. I take no mercy on such scumbags.
Either that or it’s a dairy product.
@Punchy: Alas due to it being a work day and the fact that his accent made playing along with the scam more trouble than it was worth. He was persistent though
There’s a house near me where the people seem to have got in a good stock of Eid al-Fitri fireworks (which, by the way, were banned decades ago, but apparently these people have connections somewhere because the cops haven’t stopped them). So, every night since mid-Ramadhan and even tonight, a whole week into Shawal, we have been treated what sounds like a small-arms battle, with occasional grenade explosions, and looks like a really half-arsed pyrotechnic display.
@D58826: I got that one, too. I told him that my Apple IIc was running fine, thanks.
@Amir Khalid: I have neighbors like that. They put on a pretty serious fireworks display on the actual holidays and also indulge in random explosions on odd weeknights.
Thanks. Now I have that song in my head.
Dollar dollar bill y’all!
that’s gotta be a fairly effective scam. I’m just glad my MIL can’t use her computer anymore. My SIL got the call when at her house, fortunately she is a very suspicious person. Took me about a day after hearing about it second hand to realize it was a scam and that I didn’t actually have to drive 3 hours to fix the computer. This was over a year ago before it became widely known
Regarding your email, it’s really likely your provider either started requiring authentication or SSL recently, and your SMTP settings aren’t valid any longer. That is almost invariably the cause of “I can receive but not send emails” when you haven’t changed anything on your end.
@Amir Khalid: I hope this is not your neighbor, and that whoever lives there does not set off firecrackers and fireworks at random.
Two great cat-related links:
and my friend Linda Mark’s moving memorial to her late cat, Toss, including her description of the “at home hospice” she provided for him:
I have heard no dive-bombing aeroplane noises, fortunately. By the way, Cheras is not my part of KL. I live in the Jalan Semarak area, on the edge of Kampung Datuk Keramat.
I’ve never seen any cats at DSF. More hipster than bohemian.
But they get some good low-run stuff, got a “lite” wool coat with hoodie there. A little too much for August winter, but great for winter winter.
Paul in KY
@Hillary Rettig: Nice article about the guy & his cat. Made me smile.
I am flying to SF tomorrow. Are any BJers interested in a meet-up. I will be in Fremont until Sunday morning and then in a hotel in SF a few blocks from the Muscone center from Sunday until I leave for the right coast on Wednesday morning. BTW are there any beaches in the vicinity of Fremont?
@Amir Khalid: I know KL slightly but am not too familiar with the neighborhoods you mention (I do know a few excellent Chinese sea-food restaurants in Cheras). The reference I have at hand — an out-dated gazetteer — tells me Keramat is a “Malay reserve area” built where an Indian village used to be, but I’m not sure what all that actually means.
Anyhow, apart from the excitable neighbor, do you like the area?
@schrodinger’s cat: There are — or used to be, anyhow — warm springs in Rancho Agua Caliente, in the old Mission San José area that became part of Fremont.
Erm, no. Fremont has sloughs.
Which are neat in their own way as wildlife stuff. I think Coyote Hills Regional Park.
It’s August, Ocean Beach in SF will likely be gray.
@srv: How far is it to the nearest beach?
@NotMax: I married a cat person. (Wasn’t the name of a horror movie?) She understands that I am only a Cat Tolerator, not a full-fledged CP. Unfortunately, the cats never know how to make that distinction. I get the purring, the climbing on your chest when you’re lying down, the claws in the bare calf that mean “Feed the damned cat, minion!”, the whole deal.
Some of which (the part that doesn’t involve bodily harm) admittedly grows on a person.
Eudora still exists? Damn…
It’s all right. It’s a suburb that’s actually quite close to the city centre — I’ve mentioned before that the Petronas Towers dominate the view from my bedroom window — and sits on the edge of a Malay village. Malay reserve areas are designated zones with a predominantly Malay population, where real estate may be sold only to ethnic Malays.
@Amir Khalid: Not too far from Ampang, then?
Quite close to it, in fact. I’m just a couple of hundred meters away from the Klang river, which is the boundary between Keramat and Ampang districts.
Woodrow/asim Jarvis Hill
Eudora is an old, beloved program — it was my first email client way back in the day, and many of it’s features are still ones I wish were in the ones I use today.
But it is OLD. From the website:
No matter what, I’d recommend moving to a more updated client — the Mozilla website naturally recommends Thunderbird, and it’s a good modern free client.
When we first started dating, G was not a cat person — he’d been raised with dogs and didn’t really “get” cats. But my younger cat Natasha decided that I had brought him home so she could have her very own human and now he loves cats.
(We still want a dog at some point, but cats are better for apartments.)
@schrodinger’s cat: From Fremont, probably Santa Cruz or Ocean Beach. When in Fremont, better to look to the mountain parks for hiking.
If you have a car, driving to Santa Cruz, then HWY 1 north to Half Moon and then SF is nice.
When you’re at Moscone, you can walk up to market and take a 21 bus or N rail (first level underground) to Ocean Beach. nextmuni.com or 511.org
@Randy P: My late uncle was in a similar marriage- my aunt adored cats and had several through their marriage. Though my uncle would make a very disgusted face when the cats, who of course, all adored him, jumped into his lap, rumor has it he was observed scratching more than one kitty head when he thought no one was looking.
@srv: There are a few beaches on the Bay. Crown Beach in Alameda is a nice park, but I’m not sure I’d go in the water. It would be warmer than the ocean, but not very clean.
Santa Cruz is the place to go for the beach boardwalk experience, but the drive over the mountains can be slow. While in Fremont, seek out Afghan restaurants.
@Origuy: I thought maybe Berkeley did, but my memory is all rocks.
For some reason, I was offshore Crown once (ferry?) and it looked like a strip of sand but no one was swimming.
About your e mail. The Windows mail that I’ve always used is no longer a program that will work. I think it’s the 2011 version and Windows doesn’t provide it anymore. You have to use Outlook or if you have Comcast, that will work: you can always go to gmail .
I have the same situation. I can still receive email at the mail, but can’t send from there: a message comes up saying it can’t find the POP3, imap servers.
Outlook is pretty good although it has some kinks. But it has some nice features like highlighting.
Comcast is terrible. It’s slow and kind of goofy.
@Origuy: Do you have a specific suggestion?
@srv: Crown was quite the attraction a long time ago but the beach was neglected and largely eroded away. It was restored recently and swimming is possible — but, as with all the beaches in the area, water quality varies from week to week, if not from day to day. There is also a small-ish bird sanctuary at one end now.
And while we’re on the requesting info about CA beaches part of our morning, anyone have anything good/bad to say about Mission Beach, or San Diego in general?
I’m using Outlook to write outgoing messages and to send links.
To answer emails that are sent to me, I have to use Comcast.
I used to use the Windows mail to filter out all the people who want me to join (yet another) cause and/or donate money and it was easy to delete groups of irrelavant mail and just answer my personal mail and send it.
I didn’t want all the junk on Outlook too because it would just be cluttered up with 200 emails.
That’s why I went to Comcast which installed automatically when they set up my teevee/internet/phone etc. service.
@Corner Stone: My friend who lives there, says the Mexican food in San Diego can’t be beat. But you live in Texas so you must have access to great food from the south of the border, right?
@schrodinger’s cat: We do have some excellent choices for more authentic versions of Mexican cuisine, but in general, when someone in this area says “Mexican” they actually mean Tex-Mex. Which I happen to be a big fan of.
I prefer Tex-Mex over actual Mexican dishes, in general.
I have a good friend in San Diego and he’s given me some tips on a few items. But he’s, uh, quite focused on pursuit of the feminine form so I always like to get other input when possible.
@Corner Stone: When I’m there, which is not often these days, and if I’m there to relax, I’m in either Coronado or La Jolla — both of which I like.
@schrodinger’s cat: Sorry, no. I don’t get up that way often at meal time. I can’t remember the name of the place I ate at last time. There’s a large Afghani community in Fremont, and there are a lot of restaurants in a small area.
I didn’t know anyone still used Eudora. You might be better off just considering it an archive and moving to something new – Thunderbird is free. Also JohnD’s comment about settings changes – my provider did that once. Recheck their website on how to set up e-mail clients and see if something has changed, and make sure that your client matches up with what they want. Eudora may or may not be able to support the protocols needed. If you have changed your e-mail password recently, it may be that the new password didn’t get saved for both send and receive. Sometimes I need to tell it to save the password twice, once to get mail and then when I send something.
About the Eudora and Verizon sending mail problem, see this link.
Link is from Verizon forums, titled “problems sending email – what authentication is needed??” Post number 27 by jfadden
The fix described worked for my parents. (The problem started on ~Aug 1 for them.) (Yes, Eudora is old.)
Comrade Colette Collaboratrice
@schrodinger’s cat: Whoops, horribly late to the party, but I’m around (and even have a professional connection to the Moscone Center). I’d be up for a meet-up. I’ll send you an e-mail via your blog.
Also – eeek! I’m famous!