Friday, February 28, 2020

Litternose Alfred

I have two cats, Alfred and Dora. They're my cats so of course they're perfect little angels and Mensa members. 

And they both get the litterbox thing. I'm thinking of leasing them out to contractors for excavation services. They love to dig.

But Alfred has an odd habit. He always comes out of the bathroom with a grain or two of litter on his nose.

Alfred is such a doofus. So much like his namesake and my childhood hero Alfred E. Neuman.

I wonder if Alfred can see the tip of his nose. Or maybe he's showing me what a good digger he is. Whatever, he's worth the trouble.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fake Gnus!

Swimming Upstream With Fintech

When I was in elementary school back in the Pioneer days, it was customary to teach young troublemakers such as myself to read by associating a sound with an object. 'A is for Apple, B is for Banana' and so on. When was that, Kindergarbage, first grade...? I forget. I was busy goofing off. But it was early in my stunted educational experience.

Now when I hear a word, especially for the first time, I involuntarily associate the sound with an image. Maybe I was paying more attention to my smokin' HOT first grade teacher, Mrs. Soma, than I know.

The first time I heard 'fintech', here's what popped into my noggin:

Sewn on at birth, everyone would have a 5G hotspot, WiFi, smartphone and gobs of cool technology interfaced directly into their brain! AND it could be useful if you live in low-lying areas and the glaciers melt and you have to swim away from all the polar bear carcasses. 

I seriously thought it had something to do with the technology of fins. Fish are pretty cool. Or maybe technology from Finland. 

God bless Mrs. Soma and all the teachers who had to put up with my mis-wired mind. They didn't get paid enough.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cloud -Based BS

I've been in IT for a few (30-ish) years and I've seen more than a few waves of marketing hype come and go. One of the current buzzwords is the 'cloud'. The cloud certainly has its place but like anything else there are appropriate applications and inappropriate. The trick is to distinguish between the two. 

Examples of foolish applications of the label 'cloud' are everywhere but I think this takes the cake.

Cloud-Based Cat Litter.

Heaven help me but I just know there's gotta be a cat litter app in the wings. 

Added random bonus: How is White Cloud like the original Star Trek? They both circle Uranus and wipe out Klingons.