Thursday, January 29, 2009

Zombie Alert


From KXAN.com


Construction signs warn of zombies

Hackers change public safety message

Last Edited: Thursday, 29 Jan 2009, 11:16 AM CST Created On: Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009, 8:29 PM CST

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin drivers making their morning commute were in for a surprise when two road signs on a busy stretch of road were taken over by hackers. The signs near the intersection of Lamar and Martin Luther King boulevards usually warn drivers about upcoming construction, but Monday morning they warned of  "zombies ahead."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Robber Goat

Nigeria police hold 'robber' goat

Goat (File photo)
Many Nigerians believe that magicians can turn themselves into goats

Police in Nigeria are holding a goat handed to them by a vigilante group, which said it was a car thief who had used witchcraft to change shape.

For the full story consult the BBC at: 



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7846822.stm

Pegamoose?

Ok, so everyone has heard of Pegasus, but a Pegamoose? 



I often am around and about and see things I just have to have a picture of. Although my cell phone has a camera - it sucks. Plain and simple. I'm excited now because I got a new digital camera (refurbished) that is small enough to slip in my purse. Now when I see a gem I can document it, case in point this sign below. Hilarious. 



Denial

So one of my new years resolutions was to actually get back to regularly blogging. Not because I feels some sort of obligation, but because I miss it. However looking back and seeing that the last post was also a "recap" freaked me out so I put it off yet again. So... I'm going to utilize another well heeled tool. Denial. 

Anyhow, the long and the short... Had a good semester last year, and the new one is already started. Had a nice trip home to NC to see family. My first paper is officially in print, the second is submitted, and the third is in process. The job market is still as bleak as the economy but I haven't given up hope. I can likely stay in my current post for another year so things could be far more dire. That is the the all the acknowledgment I'm going to give to all the elapsed time since I last wrote, I just can't make up for it (hence the denial part). 

'Nuff said the next post will carry on with a few gems I observed on my trip to NC.