Teh Squeaky Wheel
Tuesday salutations, Wheelizens!
Hadn’t read about the ransomware carp at Hollywood Presbyterian. The bit about medical devices being affected is definitely concerning.
I’ve read previously that many modern hospital devices are vulnerable to being hacked either due to poor software design and/or failure to secure them. The “Internet of Things” will be teh doom of us all…aiieeeeeeee!!1!
Yeah, I’m slow. It took me awhile to get your snake joke, Fatwa.
Sniff. Sniff. Ayup: still has that new site smell.
Although we no longer have any cats, I do get to have CAT scan today!
A follow up on Nugent and his Jewish problem:
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!
Cake for breakfast? Well, what is cake made from? Eggs, milk, wheat -- sounds like a healthy breakfast to me!
Sven -- I hope your CAT scan goes well and that nothing is amiss.
Thanks for the update on Ted Nugent. That paints quite a different picture, doesn’t it?
Hai, Sven and Paddy!
I echo Paddy’s sentiment re your CAT scan; thanks, too for the Nuge update.
BTW -- Cartoonist Michael Ramirez will be appearing (and signing books) at the Reagan Library tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.. Cost = FREE. You can register online here or call 805-522-2977.
OK, what have I missed?
Sven, I’m so sorry about Troll cat. We really do depend on our pets for comfort.
Paddy, congratulations on the new job.
Fatwa, it’s a shame about Nougat. I always liked Nougat. Wait, what? Oh, never mind.
Not to get Georgia redheads all aflutter, but there is a chance that ol’ Jerry may be in Norcross near the end of February.
Hi Jerry! Lucky Norcrossers!
Interesting CAT scan--new equipment where you just sit upright in a chair--I put on clean underwear for nuthin’!
I’m OK, it’s just a bunch of carp I have to go through. Sucks, but there you go.
Sven, good to hear you are OK. How’s the Bestest Workplace Ever©?
What is better than “bestest”, Jerry, cuz that’s how it is there.
Bestest to infinity and beyond?
The bestest in the history of the universe. Heh.
Actually, I’ve kinda gone rogue there and have discovered several opportunities in other departments that match what I was originally (supposedly) hired to do. Doing a lot of self-promotion the last month or so, and it might pay off with me moving to another group or at the very least, contributing to other departments that can use some help.
And thanks, Jerry, re: Troll Cat.
Mrs Sven was in the living room last night after I went to bed and said she heard him coming down the stairs. His legs were so short that he couldnt walk down the stairs like a normal creature, but rather had to hop like a rabbit and it made a distinctive sound.
Do our pets hang around after they pass? I don’t know for sure, but if I had to bet, I’d say yeah.
Sure they do. Free room and board. What’s not to hang around for?
I sometimes feel Sarah pressed against my legs at night, I know it’s not her but I enjoy the remembrance.
I’m not a ginger, so no fluttering here. Nonetheless, I’d lurve to see you if you make it out Norcross way…as would CorporateToolK.
I occasionally glimpse a Phantom Jackson in my peripheral vision. Or hear a *whuffle*. 😉
I put on clean underwear for nuthin’!
Tarnation…I hate when that happens.
Howdy, Fatwa. Hope all is well wit’ teh Arbuckle clan.
Jack the dog used to knock over beers so he could drink..that old dog was an alcoholic. So now, whenever a beer mysteriously gets spilled, we still scold Jack.
RE: the comments not updating in real time. This new hosting company (WP Engine in Austin, TX) forces caching via their own servers. The good thing is that the site is blazingly fast that way but the downside means the site has to be refreshed to see the latest comments.
I probably screwed it up..I was editing. Hai Jerry!
Ol’ Sarah having a cool one after a hard day of digging holes in the yard.
Oh, hi there Cali. I didn’t see you and the girls come in. Hope all is well with you.
They say beer is bad for dogs and we should have probably gone to jail for abusing Jack with all those beers…
Jack is proof that beer is good for dogs. He lived till 17. That’s 119 in dog beers.
Beer is good for all living creatures…except slugs. Definitely not slugs. They have no impulse control and end up drowning.
I was just coming on to remark how much faster the site was. It always seems fast in normal use but when setting up threads it is now amazingly faster. Thank you.
I really appreciate the work you do so we can have fun together. This place is more important to me than I know how to express. The people here are closer than family to me.
Oh, Mac thank you. You and all the other furry little rodents here are more than welcome. I would appreciate it if all the gerbils would pee in just one corner so I don’t have to completely change providers to refresh teh shavings.
All is sort of well. Except for a lingering lung mung that wont ever end. Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow and wont have to cough up my lungs.
So I should avoid beer?
Do take care of those lungs, for Paddy’s sake.
2016, the year I gave up alcohol AND sugar and never felt worse! Back to back hellcoldflus! Why did I do that again?
(oh yeah, 9 lbs lost so far)
4.5 lbs each?
Ace has a video up of Hillary coughing her guts out. At around the 14 second mark, she makes a comment and it sounds to me like she says “Too much sex” which I find absolutely hilarious.
Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal with some great soundbites:
“Gun control kind of doesn’t have anything to do with it, but if you want to bring it up I’ll ask you: Did your French gun control stop a single f**king person from dying at the Bataclan?” Hughes said. “And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so.”