I have a depressed cat. He is normally so lively and happy. Although he is not really our cat, he just stays here sometimes… quite a lot right now…
He has some implant under the skin to protect him from the ticks and we have been informed that the side affect is depression. He sleeps so much -he normally wakes up at 5am to be let out and is not doing that now- and has taken to comfort eating! He even looks depressed!
I’ve never seen a depressed cat before… we shouldn’t laugh because it is so sad…. however….it is funny to have a depressed cat… I wonder what next?
A great report from The Royal Academy of Engineering published March 2007, a MUST read! It covers so beautifully the challenges we face for the future as regards to our personal privacy.
SecurityBuddha.com commented on my article and I am busy writing more! Any thoughts, opinions, speculations, etc., I am VERY interested to hear because maybe I will write about them!
Opps, I hope you are not one of the unlucky 250,000 who bought a popular sexual lubricant between 2003-7 called Astroglide? Seems that a Californian company exposed these names and addresses and Google ‘in good form’ indexed them all!
Results are that a search on an individual’s name now reveals that person’s home address and the product they requested or ordered….. nice 😉
There is much more information on this ‘slip’ on privacy on the Wired Blog Network!
Take a look at this for some fun reading. Seems there’s a community that actually responds to those funny emails we receive asking for a business venture in transferring money from Nigeria or somewhere else. When the recipient of the spam responded, seems that she took these spammers for a ride too 🙂
Seems a bit far-fetched that a spammer is actually so stupid as to fall for this scam as a result of his scam, but according to this epilogue, seems that several have!
Really good news, at last a law is being proposed (Ny lag ska hindra pedofiler på nätet) to making ‘grooming’ of a child on-line a crime in Sweden; thus following in the footsteps of the US, UK and Australia. (Sorry that the link is in Swedish, I could find nothing in English.)
If there are more countries that have enacted this law please post here because I am VERY interested to keep abreast of this area of developments, and I am sure all readers of my blog are too!
There were 3 deer in my garden last night and it wasn’t dark, they are becoming quite bold. I think word is getting around that there are tulips to be eaten. I believe that they are discussing ways to circumvent the physical security measures I have implemented 😉
I’ve published an article in ISSA (April 2007). If you are not a member of ISSA and want an electronic copy -of just my article- leave a comment on this posting.
In the article I’ve discussed the problem of privacy as regards to each of us as individuals. Particularly as today we are posting publicly personal information on ourselves our friends, family, etc. I’ve tried to formalize this problem by introducing a model that depicts how information residue that we leave out on the Internet can at some time have an impact on our reputation in the physical world. I’ve called this problem the ‘identity linkage continuum’.
It’s just a start, maybe there is some research being done in this area. Would be interesting to know…..
I really love this a gardener has decided to down tools on his working life at the age of 104. He puts his longevity down to having “plenty to do and being interested in it” – as well as a bit of his “medicine” – whisky.