ME and Ophelia

Saturday, May 21, 2005

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This is what Ophelia looks like sometimes when she is asleep, except she doesn't have stripey markings. And her nose is darker. And her ear hairs are darker ... and her whiskers are black, and her fur is more grey and orange and ... I love her.

Looking at this picture makes me smile so I am posting it here incase it is infectious.


Image courtesy strangeday May 8, 2005 [btw happy birthday May 21] is covered by a Creative Commons License.
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Not sure what is screencaps but I marvelled at the work that has been put into it. Found it while surfing and am posting it here for future reference.
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Good luck to Jeff Jarvis of Buzz Machine who just quit his job at to do lots of new things all related to changing news and to citizens' media.

He's going to work on content development, on a consulting basis, working with Martin Nisenholtz at The New York Times Company.

I've just checked out Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at and found some useful links.
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British Royal Navy

My brother's 17-year old daughter is enjoying her training in the British Royal Navy. She joined last November and has now passed all the exams. Last month she was made team leader. Next month she sails for the first time. On an aircraft carrier as an electronics warfare operator.
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Push button plane landing hailed

Landing Harrier jump jets on ships in bad weather can now be done at the touch of a button, British technology firm Qinetiq has announced.

The first automatic ship landing by "short take-off vertical landing" (STOVL) aircraft was achieved during a test on HMS Invincible.

It is part of the Ministry of Defence's £2bn contribution to America's $40bn Joint Strike Fighter programme.

The system was based on "some very complicated maths which would remain a trade secret", the project's technical manager Jeremy Howitt said.

The technology could also be used on helicopters, frigates and destroyers.

The device works by linking a STOVL aircraft, via satellite and radio, to an aircraft carrier.

It enables the aircraft and the carrier to know the relative location of one another to within 10cm.

Qinetiq pilot Justin Paines, 41, who was on the Harrier jet equipped with the new system said it made things "completely automatic".

In the new procedure, pilots have to press the button to plot a route in, press it again to accept and then a third time to engage.

Harrier STOVL HMS Invincible

Photo: The 'push button landing' was onto the deck of HMS Invincible. "It's something Harrier pilots have always wanted - a big red button to push and take you straight to the coffee bar" says Pilot Justin Paines.

Full Story BBC UK May 21, 2005.


# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 5/21/2005
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