I’m moving into a heat wave, here in the crappy old CatBox for the next several days, but nowhere nearly as bad as what you guys in the East and Midwest will get. Please take care! For the next two days, please expect no more than a Personal Update with no links messages on Care2. Tomorrow is a WWWendy day to destink the rancid TomCat, and we’re going to the shiny new CatBox. Monday, I have to go to TriMet for lift bus recertification. I need to prove that I have not grown a new leg and that my power chair has not mutated.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:07 (average 5:23). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From YouTube (a blast from the past): Watch Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon
The only thing they could have done better is to give the honor to be first on the moon to a cat. Ah… the memories. RESIST!!
Kudos to the protestors! Oregon leads the way! Put ICE on ice! RESIST!
From NY Times: Gabriel Weinberg is taking aim at Google from a small building 20 miles west of Philadelphia that looks like a fake castle. An optometrist has an office downstairs.
Mr. Weinberg’s company, DuckDuckGo, has become one of the feistiest adversaries of Google. Started over a decade ago, DuckDuckGo offers a privacy-focused alternative to Google’s search engine.
The company’s share of the search engine market is still tiny — about 1 percent compared with Google’s 85 percent, according to StatCounter. But it has tripled over the past two years and is now handling around 40 million searches a day. It has also made a profit in each of the last five years, Mr. Weinberg said.
Mr. Weinberg, 40, is among the most outspoken critics of the internet giants. DuckDuckGo’s chief executive has repeatedly called for new privacy-focused legislation and has warned at hearings and in newspaper opinion pieces about the problems that big companies can cause by tracking our every move online.
I often use DuckDuckGo for research and recommend it. RESIST!!