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Monday, May 26, 2014

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity

Book review: ‘How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom,’ by Patricia Carlin - Books - The Boston Globe: "It is difficult to overestimate a cat. As so many of us know, the domestic feline can be a cozy and loving pet. To author Patricia Carlin, she or he is also a surefire source of wealth and fame, at least for those willing to follow the step-by-step instructions in her new, highly informative “How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom.” In the hands of Carlin, who also wrote the equally practical “How to Tell If Your Boyfriend Is the Anti-Christ (and If He Is, Should You Break Up With Him?),” the income potential is inherent in the species. In fact, any Whiskers or Fluffy will do, as long as you can identify your kitty’s basic type. Is your cat lazy? Market him as “a feline Lebowski” who is “living the dream.” Is she a daredevil? Make the most of your “adrenaline junkie,” she writes. “A tiny crash helmet may help (or just be adorable).” This comprehensive guide is lavishly illustrated by Dustin Fenstermacher’s useful (and quite adorable) photography...."

Monday, May 19, 2014

My Cat Saved My Son from vicious Dog Attack (video)

My Cat Saved My Son: - My Cat Saved My Son video above
My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage. Thankfully, my son is fine!

Question: Why did the mom run away? 

Answer: After checking his wounds she made sure the dog did not return for a second attempt. The owners were there also and she was bit by the dog as she tried to pin him in his yard. The owners did get control of the dog and secured him in which she immediately returned to attending to our son. I did not include that video because it was not so much about the dog but about the cats actions. - Published on May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft defy authorities, notify users of secret data demands

Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations - The Washington Post: "Fueling the shift is the industry’s eagerness to distance itself from the government after last year’s disclosures about National Security Agency surveillance of online services. Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google all are updating their policies to expand routine notification of users about government data seizures, unless specifically gagged by a judge or other legal authority, officials at all four companies said. Yahoo announced similar changes in July."

Thank you Edward Snowden.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cats, SXSW 2014, Lessons Learned

10 things we learned from SXSW 2014 | Culture | The Observer: "... One key lesson: if someone brings Grumpy Cat into the room, half your audience will be lost trying to take her picture. That was the jostling scene in a session devoted to "the economics of internet cat videos" with an array of startling facts. The Internet Cat Video festival outsold Depeche Mode by 3,000 tickets at last year's Minnesota State Fair; a philosophical cat called Henri Le Chat Noir's YouTube channel earns $10 in advertising for every 1,000 views; and the Grumpy Cat book has spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list this year. All this is based on a keen online fanbase for cats. "There's an evolution of the crazy cat lady," said Animal Planet's Grace Suriel. "From all walks of life, people have cat dresses, cat tattoos … it's a whole new breed of cat person.""

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