amen for all our temporary companions who remain our permanent friends even if we never meet again
i love the way that some interactions are so memorable that you don't need to be with the other person to know exactly what their take on a given situation would be, and you can laugh on their behalf
that's a wonderful gift to be given
to these people, i often send my positive telepathy, and i am certain a lot of them are on the right wavelength to receive it... strikes me that when i "spontaneously" reminisce that it's most likely because they are doing the same to me at that point :)
i'd like fuzzy logic switching, so i can tell a voice control things like :
"make the room a little warmer"
"turn down the lighting, and make it less blue"
it ain't here yet
however, in retrospect when i had dimmers fitted to lots of house lights, which are shite with led (strobing is horrible when you go low),i wish i'd left the 240v fittings and bought a case of these - https://www.banggood...-p-1039841.html
the max brightness could be better, but the range of hues they can manage is quite good, and the dimming is excellent
compared to phillips version (extortion), they are the bargain of the century
occasionally they go bunta and you need to reboot with some bluetooth gymnastics, but by and large the one i have in the living room is sweet :)
i use waterfox, but i also use a logitech mx revolution mouse, so the numerous tweaks available using setpoint allow me to do most of the shiz gestures would allow, and also use a bespoke set in t'bird for mail, for the same benefits
my most compelling "feature" is an adblocker, and chrome when it forst came out i found was too try-hard in the layout, which annoyed me
mouse buttons are way more convenient than gestures imho
Cats are as you said animals out of control, all kittens should be spaded.when they are old enough and you can't miss with the shovel.No seriously they all should be desexed
unless you are a breeder.
If you buy a pedigreed cat (from a breeder, obviously) it will be spayed when you take delivery. At least in SA.
I've always had cats - I find their independence far preferable to a dog's slavishness. However, if you let your moggy out to prowl unsupervised, much as it may like it, you're being an irresponsible fuckwit: it will kill things; and they have no road sense at all. (ie: be prepared to have a flat cat if you live near a main road)
i was an avowed cat person, but we acquired a dog now 3 years ago (long story) who is a kelpie cross
our current pair of cats are the least wonderful cats i have ever patronised (that's the relationship cats expect; you provide for their lavish lifestyle, and they do what they do, sleep and sometimes say hello) - the prior blue burmese was a wonderful creature, as was a tabby that was a close friend from age 12 till my mid 20's
the dog is only the second dog i have had that has been fantastic; the other one was a dingo cross in darwin, that was run over too soon, but was also a good friend of the aforementioned tabby; the cat learned to come to a whistle by following the dog's lead
the current dog is playful, beautiful (as in everyone goes "oh, she's so pretty"), ridculously intelligent, and a total sook, but is a pleasant, non-suckhole way
i generally consider dogs to be the "yes men" of the animal world, but she is genuinely a fun creature
both are almost universally ignored because people by and large see the names and associate them with being either frivolous, illegal or naughty
sadly in my electorate the liberals would get up even if they had a village idiot for their candidate (and indeed, they do... although thankfully he's not still the prime minister)
many (if not most) australian voters are tribal and ignorant; i've never voted for either major party, because their senate reps are so lacklustre, and the lower house offering federally as my local member is well, a member... and the labor crew never offer anyone serious because they know they won't get into parliament as a rep for this blue ribbon liberal seat