Happy Mother’s Day

From Cute Overlaod.

I’m glad he found two of them

Daily Show on Bush’s latest nomination.

Via MeFi

This sort of explains everything

Is it me, or is Bush’s best moment in office is somewhat irrelevant:

“‘I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake,’ he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.”

Thanks to Jason for spotting this one.

The Internet has too much time on its hands

So, let’s see what links I’ve put aside over the last couple of days. Poignant political essays? Important news bulletins? Nope. I got BetterComix and Pimp My Snack.

Spam that’s worth the trouble?

Not so much. I’ve been neglecting this blog again, so here’s a little interesting story I found on MetaFilter: The spam you get with stock tips? Oddly enough, its seems they don’t benefit traders or even the companies themselves.

How completely useless can spam get?

Easter Peeps

This year, websites featuring peeps as food: Easter turducken and Cooking with Peeps.

And and oldie: Peep Research.

The Internet loves kitties

Captchas — those little tests where you have to identify and type some letters and numbers before you can get a password or access to a site — drive me up a wall. I know they are needed to stop spammers, but often I can barely read the letters and when I get them wrong I have to start all over again. Someone has thought of an alternative idea: click three kittens. You’re shown 9 pictures, three of which are kittens. Identify the kittens and you’re good to go! Moreover, it’s harder for a spambot to read a picture than it is to read even a distorted set of letters and numbers.

This isn’t a perfect solution by any means: there are still a number of ways to fool it, and it doesn’t work for those using screen readers. However, it’s a much more enjoyable test than trying to figure out if they captcha says “i89opy” or “7B90py”.

You can see the new system here.

And here’s some pictures of cats in sinks.

Too tired to rant

So here are some puppies instead. It’s not always about cats!

Note the date

I found
this joke amusing, but I’m probably the only one.

Got nothing

Need more sleep. Too tired to do a good surf. Here, have some cats: CatStuff: Information Library about Domestic Cats.