OK, this is just a test of an extension for the Chrome browser

How to Access Chrome's New Hidden Endless Running Game: "Helpful as this may be the latest Canary builds of Google Chrome comes with a little extra sweetener. Hidden within the browser’s new-look ‘Network Error’ page is a cute, endless running game. It even features the ‘lonely t-rex’ character used to illustrate the browser’s error pages"

'via Blog this'

I've been spending a large part of the day re-arranging deck chairs on my laptop, sort of like getting a brand new computer but not. Occasionally, with increasing regularity, I have Google moments, thinking Chromebooks are looking kind of sweet.

Also it's way too cold and windy out there to tempt me from being in here.

LATER: They don't look that sweet after all.

Also a cold font passing through, brrr

Monster Galaxy Coming at You, Bro | WIRED



This is just too good to pass up

Mike Pence's Leaked AOL Emails Prove He's Basically Your Dad | WIRED

July 5, 2016

From: GovMikePence342@AOL.com
To: Gary_Honeycutt@state.indiana.gov
Subject: HRC emails

Gar — Just saw Comey won’t rec. charges against HRC re: emails…huge mistake, obviously, but also a reminder that we need to dbl efforts re: cybersecurity. *imperative* that we keep our accounts safe!

to that end, could you print out the following passwords for me and then distribute to team so we can brainstorm how to “beef” [smiling cow icon] them up?

AOL: Aolpasswrd
Twitter: M1kePence
Facebook: ImGovinIt
Ancestry.com: MikePen¢e


Governor Mike Pence


This is the most discouraging thing I've read all year (and we're just now getting started, I fear)

"John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a former chief of staff of Bill Clinton’s, had every reason to be aware of the fragile nature of modern communications. As a senior counsellor in the Obama White House, he was involved in digital policy. Yet even he had not bothered to use the most elementary sort of defense, two-step verification, for his e-mail account."
This from the excellent New Yorker piece, "Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War,”  (March 6),

Think about it. Podesta was a senior counsellor in the Obama White House, involved in digital policy. Yet he failed to observe even the most basic, most elementary method for securing Google services and other web assets as well, two-step (or two-factor) authentication. We cringe.

Do not be that dumb.

This is how to set up 2-step verification for Google services. You don’t have to be a senior counsellor to do it. Get it done.

When the fate of humanity is up to you you’ll be prepared. Until then, you’ll be cool.

What about a million cow march?

Wait. No. What is this, France?

Should Almond Milk Be Allowed To Call Itself "Milk" - BuzzFeed News

"But if you ask the dairy industry, you’ll hear a different story. Almond milk, it insists — along with other alterna-milks made of soy, coconut, cashew, or hemp — is a deceptively marketed product, and an insult to real milk from cows."

Where is Ed Murrow when we need him?

Democrats are starting to sound like modern Joe McCarthys | New York Post

There’s a Commie under every bed!

Always the long snappers

Chocolate Chip Mint: In Case You Were Wondering

"Luckily, celebrities can afford to get help with their taxes. Although, I wonder how many of them use PriceWaterhouseCooper. . . . Accountants, like long snappers, don't really want to be in the news."

Nobody reads them. Ever. Yet…

Terms and Conditions: the bloviating cruft of the iTunes EULA combined with extraordinary comic book mashups / Boing Boing

"If the design aesthetic of iTunes -- and its hardware brethern, the iPods and iPhones and iPads -- is to eliminate ornamentation and streamline every corner to lickable curves, where does tens of thousands of words of crufty garbage-prose fit in?"

Better than ping-pong?

Mexican congressman scales border fence to ridicule Trump's wall - NY Daily News

Yes! We should make wall-climbing an Olympic event.


If only Spain were doing this…

…they could name their bird Quixote. But sadly no, it’s France. Still the names are pretty good, and it does look like fun.

Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles. - The Washington Post

"The eagles — named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis — grew up with their nemeses."

A respectable score on style, at least

New Interior sec'y ponies up to work at first day in office


"Far from laconic, Penny is steeped with a positive attitude as she greets students with a smile and asks for their omelet request."

Want to guess?


More complaining about too much water in California

San Jose mayor: Clear 'failure' led to record flooding

"The flooding followed a series of heavy rains that filled Anderson Reservoir to capacity. Downstream, Coyote Creek quickly swelled to four feet above flood level, cresting at 13.6 feet Tuesday and breaking a 95-year-old record of 12.8 feet set in 1922."

If you're out of snow, well, here's where you can go to get some more

Photos: Ten years ago this week, Duluth was buried by the Blizzard of 2007 | Duluth News Tribune

"While other storms have dropped more snow on the Northland, the 2007 storm was notable for its ferocity. Nowhere was that felt more than on Park Point, where snow drifts — pushed by winds off Lake Superior in excess of 60 mph — reached 10 to 15, perhaps even 20 feet high."


Your robot could eat your lunch

Robots Rife With Cybersecurity Holes | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

“A hacked autonomous robot can move around as long as its battery continues to provide power. This allows hackers to control an ‘insider threat’ and steal information or cause harm to nearby objects or people,” according to the report.

Or walk off with your coffee when you’re not looking. Or worse.

The security ramifications of the IoT (Internet of Things) are daunting. Your light bulbs could be watching you. Learn to love the dark.


Fat Tuesday…

…otherwise known as Mardi Gras or, yes, Pancake Tuesday ("Eggs, milk and sugar aren't traditionally eaten in fasting season, so need to be scoffed beforehand.”) is, around here, Jambalaya Day. Jambalaya is easy to make and even easier to eat, and you can freeze it. What’s not to like? Why don’t we have it more often. (I ask the same question about turkey on Thanksgiving. I still don’t know.).

I'm a little confused about this


Come on, we're not gonna do the thing about his birth certificate again, are we?

There’s a new push to make Obama president again. This time, of France. - The Washington Post

"However, Obama's chances at winning the French election may be slim. While polls suggest he is widely viewed positively in France — a Pew Global Research poll from last year found that 84 percent of the French had confidence that Obama would do the right thing in global affairs — Obama is not a French citizen and could not run in the French election until he became one."

Twitter has made us all six years old again

Sanders burns Trump with taunting tweet about the size of his inauguration crowd - The Washington Post


The White House Correspondents' Dinner is what happened…

Trump declines to attend White House Correspondents' Dinner - CNNPolitics.com

"'I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!' Trump tweeted on Saturday."

…when some historical character told the press and the politicians to get a room.

Trump is doing us all a favor by staying home. The correspondents should stay home too, and go back to work.