The Challenge

The challenge: posting an entry to LJ for every day of July. You know who you are on my flist… you escaped to twitter and facebook… but you also know it is not the same as what you remember LJ to be like. Copy/paste this to your own journal, and accept the challenge. Share your favorite music clip if you don’t feel like writing much, leave us your movie review, a recipe, an update of your mundane life. And post this to your own journal.

Cahwyguy modifications: “on average for every day”. That is, some days you might get two, others none. Oh, and you FB users, you don’t get away that easy: Adapt this for your status, and post a new NOTE (not just a brief status update) each day, on average. Let’s get those writing juices flowing.

[h/t jeannegrrl, while taking a quick look at my FOAF list over lunch]


TrustFlow results for cahwyguy

I do this meme every 18 months or so. This time, it was snarfed from zarchasmpgmr and talonvaki. If you think there are any of these folks I should read, let me know. If you want to refer them there, feel welcome.

I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for cahwyguy are close by:

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(meme) Three and Three Meme

Snarfed from zarchasmpgmr. Make a comment in this entry. I’ll go to your profile, pick 3 userpics and interests, and then you explain them in your journal.

Which I did in his journal, and here’s my answer:

Edward J. Littlehazy. This is a cartoon character I started drawing back in junior high school. I had a whole suite of characters, called Droopouts. I use this one as a userpic occasionally, as it resembles me a bit.
One of my folk music images. If you look closely at this image, you’ll see the Austin Lounge Lizards, Peter Paul & Mary, and Tom Paxton, three of my favorite artists.
My security image, adapted from one of my computer security magazines. This, of course, is a Trojan Horse. Do you know what your computer is running? Do you know who coined the use of Trojan Horse for computer security?

And, for the interests…

bell-lapadula (if there is an “r” in there, I’ll fix it). This refers to the classic paper by David Bell (a really neat fellow) and Len LaPadula about the policy for multilevel security. It defined the basic lattice model for confidentiality of labels, as well as the simple security property and the *-property. A fundamental of computer security.

goldstar events. A wonderful service (referral link: this link) that allows you to get half-price tickets to concerts, shows, sports events, etc in many major metropolitan areas. Give it a try.

שלום. Shalom. Peace. What we need more of in this world. What, alas, our current administration doesn’t seem to be moving us toward (click on the link for a short-shelf-life song from Tom Paxton: “George W. Told The Nation“).


(meme) Icons

I haven’t done an icon meme in a while. I found this one while reading my FOAF list.

Have a look at my userpics. Comment with the following, explanations would be great:

  1. One that makes you automatically think of me.
  2. One that you think I should totally use more often.
  3. One that you think I overuse.
  4. One that you don’t get/needs more explanation/you have no idea why the hell I have it.

Already, pencils out. Go. And remember to beware The Tower.


(meme) 23/5

A simple, pointless meme: Post the 5th sentence in your 23rd post:

In reality, Bozo was created by Capitol Records as a way to teach reading to children, who would read Bozo storybooks along with a record.

This was a post about how the International Clown House of Fame decided to induct Vance “Pinto” Colvig into its Hall of Fame, and yanking the Lifetime Award they gave to Larry Harmon, who was originally believed to be the creator of Bozo. It related to my interest in children’s TV hosts, which you probably figured out by my repeated mentions of Sheriff John.

I was never on the good Sheriff’s show, but I was on Billy Barty, where I tried to bite the electrical cable.


(meme) What Did I Do Meme?

Here’s we have our first lunchtime meme, provided by dennisthetiger:

The Great LiveJournal Outrage of 2005

During the outage I reverted to older technology by visiting the fountain pen store, having a root-beer float at a corner soda shop, and writing it up in a journal entry that I queued up for eventual posting.

What did you do?

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