The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 08 September 2012]

Caturday Pinup: Phoebe

Nic hears there’s a lack of cat pictures on the Internet and decides to help out by posting a picture of his cat Phoebe.

Phoebe the cat

Phoebe the cat reclining on her favorite couch.
Click image for larger version.

Hey! Did you know people like looking at pictures of cats on the Internets? Turns out it’s true, so I figured I should help out.

We have three cats in the house—that way there’s enough of them to have a little mini-pride and their interactions become interesting to watch. Turns out that for self-sustaining predators, they sure have a lot of social pecking orders to work out.

All our cats are rescues, thanks to the stunning amount of idiots who somehow manage to not get the memo about spaying and neutering their animals.

Really, people, there’s no excuse. If you don’t have enough money to have your animal fixed, how are you going to have enough money to feed and take care of it?

The answer, of course, is that you won’t. You have the money; you just don’t want to spend it. Which makes you the kind of asshole who sentences innocent animals to a slow, painful death of starvation and disease for no other reason than you being a dick.

And you should be ashamed.

The beautiful animal you see above is an example. She was found as a kitten, starved and sick, mostly dead, and was brought back to health by volunteers spending what I think is a bit more time, energy, and money than might be prudent for a kitten. But be that as it may, they succeeded and Phoebe survived to become a happy, content cat now having a life of security and love.

We think she’s mostly a Russian Blue, since she has the charcoal fur and rings on her tail common to that breed, but of course, any time an animal is found half-dead on the street, it’s impossible to really know. What we do know is that we hope to have her with us for a long time.

« Noises in my head: Four midrange headphones reviewed


Enjoy the ten latest posts!

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice

Impressions moving from an Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 5

Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything

Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing

Die in a ditch

After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.

The big thieves hang the little ones

Book roundup, part 29

A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable

Book roundup, part 28

Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.

Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?