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Sunday, 29 June, 2003

Well. I guess someone heard my complaint about the wet weather. It's been hot, hot, hot for the past week. My poor balcony plants look wilted if I don't water them every morning. But all things considered, I will take 90 degrees and humid in a heart beat over the miserable, cold, grey winter.

[Yes, George, I know you do not agree with me about that.]

I went down to Washington on Friday to spend the day at my client's office and to go to Maura's retirement party in the evening. What fun! It was like being with the Trollops - most of the women in Maura's office were there, plus a former colleague and me. We ate, drank, opened presents, played games (too funny!), cried (a little), and laughed (a lot). I'll try to get some pictures posted here in the next couple of days.

[With maximum embarassment to my Client From Heaven.]

Since I had rented a car to drive down to DC, I ran some errands this weekend. I went up to Franklin Mills and bought some clothes and a couple of pairs of shoes. I also stopped at Pier One and found some neat things, including Suki's newest toy:

Suki's New Toy

Mine . . . all mine!

Cousin Jeff sent me a link to a website that offers software to protect your computer from cat typing. It's called PawSense:

When cats walk or climb on your keyboard, they can enter random commands and data, damage your files, and even crash your computer. This can happen whether you are near the computer or have suddenly been called away from it.

PawSense is a software utility that helps protect your computer from cats. It quickly detects and blocks cat typing, and also helps train your cat to stay off the computer keyboard.

Even while you use your other software, PawSense constantly monitors keyboard activity. PawSense analyzes keypress timings and combinations to distinguish cat typing from human typing. PawSense normally recognizes a cat on the keyboard within one or two pawsteps.

If a cat gets on the keyboard, PawSense makes a sound that annoys cats. This teaches your cat that getting on the keyboard is bad even if humans aren't watching.

Once a cat has been recognized, PawSense blocks the cat's keyboard input. This keeps the cat from entering lots of commands to your programs or operating system.

Let me tell you, using a laptop that I keep on the coffee table or couch, this is a great idea. The Sukstress loves to type!

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Quote du jour:

"In a cats eyes, all things belong to a cat."

-- English Proverb

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