In a one-two punch, here’s a technological marvel, http://gizmodo.com/368651/new-video-of-bigdog-quadruped-robot-is-so-stunning-its-spooky
And absolute hilarity based on it. Pleasepleaseplease watch them in order.
The job got far better today as I moved on to what I’d been told I’d be doing: retouching photos. It’s far more interesting than the clerical stuff I’ve been doing up to now.
So, is spring making anyone horny yet? Just out of curiosity. :K)
Okaaaaay. Cat is not thorough.
It looks like it was an overheating problem all along. New thermal paste and subtracting a mouse’s-worth of dust from the CPU’s fan, and my idle temp has dropped from 53C to 40C. Still rises to 50 under a load, but that’s safely below 60, the temp at which my motherboard says OMFG and automatically reboots.
I can only conclude that memtest also puts a big load on the CPU, and that’s why I was getting errors. Either that, or they’re separate problems, and I’ll discover that later and curse a lot.
Seaslugs make me happy. They’re gorgeous, their colors are amazing, and they look like they’re made of velvet. This is a small one, which automatically makes it cuter.
Go here, and here for a couple of nice Nudibranch galleries on Flickr.
A few months ago, a beautiful female tiger-striped kitten and her Calico brother were abandoned on our road. We’re a popular place to dump unwanted pets because we’re the first truly rural road you reach after leaving the nearby town. The tiger-striped kitten is friendly, affectionate, and quite lap-inclined. This is a shot of her fur I took with an eye to making desktop wallpaper of it.