This is BJ, son of Bubba (in the background), feasting on Cola's dinner. This was taken a while ago now, BJ doesn't look quite so innocent anymore, but still gets away with the occasional feed. Cola (our cat) doesn't seem to mind too much, as long as they stay out of her way she seems ok with them sharing her food from time to time.
You know, I blame conventional media for this. I place my trust in them by watching TV news several times a week, and they miss reporting a massive story like THIS? Google added a street map layer to their Australian and New Zealand maps back on May 18 2006, and then just a few weeks ago on September 6 Google Maps added street Searching too! This is great news indeed - why on earth did I not find out until a friend mentioned it only yesterday?
He lowers his binoculars - the pirates are much closer than they first appeared!
Taken at the 2005 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, NSW. The ladies on the bike are part of the "Dykes on Bikes" contingent, a clear crowd favourite at every Mardi Gras. There are groups all over the world so I don't know if these two ladies are from the Sydney club or elsewhere. The sound of over 200 loud and proud motorbikes has to be heard to be believed!
I recently applied a whole bundle of updates including alsa-lib on my Fedora Core 4 x86_64 desktop. Since then I started getting the error message
ALSA lib control.c:817:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
Open error: No such file or directory
whenever I tried to open alsamixer, and similar errors and crashes running other apps that expected to be able to use the Alsa sound system (which worked quite well before the update).