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Kitty cuteness!

Okay, I haven't annoyed everyone with talk about my cat in a while. So, for your enjoyment, here's videos of Lynxie doing what he does best: Uber-cuteness.

Who says cats aren't a riot? :)

Weird hacking attempts on my Drupal site...

It seems some idiots are trying to break into my Drupal site. It looks like this is some sort of a worm bot, though why it's using usernames like "purchase vagina", I'll never know.

Luckily the site seems to be holding up under this attack; I'm going to start blocking the IPs involved to reduce the log spam this is causing.

I keep wondering when I see this sort of thing.... Why the hell don't people have better things to do with their time??!

MFF is an absolute blast!

Hiya folks! I'm at MFF at the moment! Having lots of fun and meeting lots of folks; it's been a blast so far!

Catsy commissioned this (lousy laptop camera photo for now) for me and I am in absolute awe. It is the most beautiful thing anyone has ever done for me. I love you, Catsy, and I mean it.

Also got to meet Buteo, Hydra, Genki, ArchTeryx, and a few others... and that reminds me, I still have to track down Tarin and say hi before the con is over! I think I'll do so after I post this entry. Yup.

Anyway, will write more about the con when I get a chance; there's plenty of time to sit in front of computers at home.

Hope everyone's having fun, wherever you are!

-Zorin the fuzzy kittykittylynxmew

From the Second Life blog...

From the Second Life blog:


Gee, maybe you should try making a living doing something besides being a virtual whore!

It sounds like a joke, but knowing some of the folks I've seen on Second Life, it probably isn't!


Both at once!

I upgraded my Mac Pro to the ATI X1900, for better performance all around. Better performance indeed; every little bit of lagging the machine previously had has vanished. It's running like a dream!

Apple says you can't run Nvidia and ATI cards in the same machine at once. But.. who am I not to try something just because I'm told not to? HA! Screw that.. I put the Nvidia 7300GT in another slot, and.. well...

It worked!

Plugged a CRT in as a third head and had three displays going at once. Unfortunately I can't get TVout working on the 7300GT (not sure if it's even supported) but now I know I can theoretically run four heads on my Mac Pro if I want!

Heh, nifty. Of course, better keep the 3D applications on the x1900 heads for better performance, though...

I'm probably going to pull the 7300GT out for now, unless I get additional flat panels, because there's no reason to have it there using power and generating heat if it's not being used.

It's a geek-out saturday for me, for sure...

First impressions...

On Second Life, everyone has a profile. This is what you get when you right click on them and choose Profile. It's a place to write something about yourself, and is usually the first thing people see when they meet you.

Well, someone who shall not be named has this as the entire text of her profile:


Wow. The very first thing you learn about her is that she's a stuck-up bitch.

I sent her a note, just asking her if that's really the first impression she wants to give people. I'm looking forward to the reply, and ponder how many cuss words will be in it. ;)

I'll update if I get a response...

UPDATE: Whoops I forgot to update! I did eventually get a response. She said she was just really pissed off when she set that, and had forgotten she did. Her profile is now simply empty. Okaaaaay...

Squirrels meet, the next generation!

When I started on FurryMUCK back in 1995, my first character was a 'toon squirrel. Goofing off on Second Life I managed to recreate that character pretty accurately using a Luskwood squirrel and creating the blue DOOM cap and anvil pin I wore then. (I was a 'toon at the time)

Then, I ran into Hervystia, another squirrel which was one of the first furries I ever talked to on FurryMUCK back then.

She barely remembers my squirrel (which I only played for two months), but I had to get a picture of the reunion. :)

Maybe... two people.. on the planet remember that squirrel character, but darn, that was neat! I should AIM the other person tonight.

This is the annoying song...

It goes "La la la la la..."

Thanks to ShadyFox for introducing it to me...

You'll hate it but you'll sing along, it goes "La la la la la...."



Rawr! Well, it's been a while since I've written in depth, really. A lot has been going on lately.

Work has been a bit crazy, with the beginning of Fall Semester and all that. We've had some hardware failures and power failures and have been kept on our toes pretty much the entire time. Looks like things have settled some, though, so it may be time to start pushing ahead on long term projects once more.

I got myself a Mac Pro. To say this machine is fast would be an incredible understatement. Four 2.6GHz cores working together mean processing muscle is never far away. The video board is a bit low end (Nvidia 7300GT) but I hope to eventually correct that when the ATI X1900 becomes cheaper. Second Life runs amazing on this machine; even a crowded Luskwood still exceeds 10 most of the time. My Macbook Pro can barely get 4 on the worst days. Not bad!

I will be at Midwest FurFest. So if you want to say hi, look for me. Though I'll probably be hiding out with close friends half three-quarters of most of the con.

Also, I met someone very special through Second Life. She lives far away, but so far things are promising. Distance can be always be fixed when people finally find their true mate in life. ;)

-Zorin the Lynx, Ph.Cat.

Amusing spam

I just got this spam:

Hope I am not writinbg to wrong address. I am nice, pretty looking
girl. I am planning on visiting your town this month. Canb 
we meet each othber in persona? Message me back at cn@bravomailing.com

I know it's spam, but it's still fun to pretend it's real and critique it:

> Hope I am not writinbg to wrong address. I am nice, pretty looking girl.

Yes, you are writing to the wrong address. You have to find the address of a guy who's looking for an illiterate girlfriend. You can barely write yourself out of paper bag; my current mate can write beautiful poetry that makes my heart sing. You fail already in just writing a simple E-mail and we're not even halfway through the message!

> I am planning on visiting your town this month. Canb we meet each othber in persona?

Can you proofread your messages before you send them? No? Sorry, not interested.

> Message me back at cn@bravomailing.com

bravomailing.com? Go away, spammer. Have a non-nice day.

-Zorin the Lynx

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