ReCAPTCHA Me

Here’s a weird kind of fame. Brady Redfearn sent me this reCAPTCHA he got recently when logging into his Live Journal page.

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I use reCAPTCHA myself on the Contact me page. It’s a cool project from CMU that uses user-power to type in unrecognizable words from scanned texts while discouraging robots and spammers.

I think I remember a Laporte in Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers. Maybe they’re scanning that?

Emerging From The Hall Of Justice?

Virgin America_s Virgin Americans.jpgKevin and Alex are featured in a new series of online ads for Virgin America.
As bloggers.

Other actual bloggers appearing in the ad are Xeni Jardin, Cory Doctorow, David Pescovitz, and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing and Pete Rojas of Engadget. I hope they’re getting a bunch of money for it. Or at least free tickets.

My new gig

Mark writes:

Whilst travelling across Europe this August with my fiancée, Emma, I came across some unusual posters in Italian railway stations. mynewjob.jpgThe photos I’ve attached are from Milan and Naples though the posters were also in Rome, Bologna & Venice. Is it me or the the guy have an uncanny resemblance to Leo?

Falling Boat


This is not fake or retouched. Look closely – there are two guys aft holding on for dear life. For the full story of the Falling Boat Photos visit MadMariner.com

Fairy Blankets For Sale

Spam can be fun. Got this email today (minus the promised Extrasoft Velour blanket, alas):

PROMOTION]Extrasoft Velour blanket&cushion

Dear Sir

We, Anhui Light Industries International Co., Ltd, are one of biggest exporters of kinds of blankets and cushion in China.

Attached pls find Extrasoft Velour blanket&cushion, some of our latest collections.

If they are interesting or you have your own enquiries, pls feel free to let me know.

Looking forward to your kindly reply!

best regardsFairySales ManagerTextile Dept

UPDATE: I must be in some blanket database somewhere. I just got another one…

Attached pls find Wrinkled blanket & cushion, some of our latest collections. If they are interesting or you have your own enquiries, pls feel free to let me know.

Looking forward to your kindly reply!

best regardsJuneTextile Dept

I just want to know where my wrinkled blanket is.