“Very fat cat seized”


A German cat weighing six times the normal weight is so fat that it cannot take more than four steps without getting exhausted. Now officials at a Berlin animal shelter are having trouble finding a new owner for six-year-old Mikesch, after it was taken away from his elderly owner.

My Mum’s cat Jesse clocks in at around 10kg and looks pretty similiar to that German cat. He has lost some weight since my Mum got another second cat named Jake though. I’ll have to get some shots of Jesse sitting around the house and put them up. He sits up with his legs spread like he’s watching the footy or something. Most amusing 😆

Reality Slap

A copy of Neil Ollivierra’s unpublished book Reality Slap is currently being hosted over at the Emotion Electric site in PDF format.

From The Milk Factory:

“Neil Ollivierra described the early days of the Detroit movement in Reality Slap, a book he never officially published, but which gained near cult status in the Motor city. The book focuses on his life as a socialite, as well as the rise of Detroit techno, and his involvement with Derrick May and the Transmat label.”

Setting the default browser in Thunderbird

For some reason (well I guess its only version 0.5), but in Mozilla Thunderbird under Linux, there’s currently no simple way of setting your default browser. To set it, you have to update your user.js file with this setting:

user_pref("", "/path/to/browser");
user_pref("", "/path/to/browser");
user_pref("", "/path/to/browser");

This information is also referenced here.

MAME 0.81u3 Released

New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status:

  • Cool Boarders Arcade Jam

New Non-Working games / clones supported

  • CPS-3 System
    this will never work (encryption etc.) driver does NOTHING, for reference only
    Street Fighter III etc

Arcade 64

Now this sounds like my kind of party! (Thanks to Davo for the link on that one).

Dont think retro fashion, think RETRO GEEK! Vintage computing and gaming meets arcades and the finest local and international live acts for a night of blistering beats, acid, techno, breaks and console bleeps. Get down to the big ass bass or blister those thumbs on a NES, Atari, C64, Neo Geo or any of many other gaming flashbacks powered up and on site for those of us who were more geeking up at home then doing the John Travolta…. screw the 80’s… insert coin to play!

In tha ‘ping

So now I’m in tha ‘ping (Epping y’all). I feel like I’m slowly being suffocated. I think Mum’s cats are giving the worst asthma and hayfever I’ve had in a long time (probably about 3 years). Mum wants to leave one of her cats here, but I think she’ll have to take both of them with her.

All our stuff is all around the house. Mum was under some sort of strange assumption that Rozie and I didn’t have much stuff. Hah! If you’ve been around to our house before, you’d know that Rozie and I are mad horders. With each subsequent move, we’ve thrown stuff out. But we still have heaps of junk. So now that we’re in Epping, most of our stuff is in boxes in the lounge room, with some other bits here and there. Its driving both of us batty.

Rozie had a dentist appointment in Pazzamatta today, so I went for a wander around while she got poked and prodded. I went down to the trusty Cash Converters and managed to pickup a second-hand Sega Dreamcast for $39.95 baybee. “I must be some sort of neanderfuck!”. And Soul Caliber for $10 to boot with that shiiit. Yeah. There does seem to be some sort of development community around the Dreamcast, but the MAME projects seemed to have died off. Bummer. I’ll have to find out what other games are good on the DC if I can find more for $10.