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Stuffs for the Start of the Fourth Month [Apr. 1st, 2010|01:16 pm]

  • First up, Google Wave. I like Wave but it has been catching on slowly. It's a nice email/persistent chat/multimedia share sorta thing.

    But now it's even better! Google has a new notification option: Google Wave Wave.

    Additionally, marko_the_rat has pointed out Google Australia has localized directions. Nice!

  • And though the day's not done, I think Yippee's unPopUFur performing service is a brilliant post. You win, sir! :)

  • Then there's this article, which I think is not a joke: Policeman in Rabbit Costume Performs Motorist Sting. I mean, yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk is the law but you've got to be a hard-hearted bastard to not yield to a bunny in a crosswalk. (Even if it's a pretty poor quality costume; fursuit criticism shouldn't be conducted via bumper impacts.)

  • Lastly, I thought about doing a foolish post for today but, well, I'm not the sort that really gets into that. The "lie to your friends" thing gets old and isn't my style. I thought about some completely implausible posting...

    Since Ryngs announced he's a rat (posted yesterday), maybe there are just too many rats and I need to change species. But this line of thinking backfired when I realized that I didn't know what other species I should be! :P There are a couple I sorta associate with but nothing like rats. You can't teach an old rat to change his stripes! (Or something.)

[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2010-04-01 10:20 pm (UTC)
Noooooooooo! Don't change your species! I won't know how to refer to you anymore! It's just so crazy-making!

Besides, you were a rat before any of these other peoples!
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2010-04-01 10:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds like that police officer needed Yippee's unPopUFur service!

maybe there are just too many rats and I need to change species

Blasphemy, sir! There aren't too many rats until all the species panels at cons are replaced by panels on the different species of rats, plus one for "others". ;) Anyway, you didn't fall for one minute for my suggestion that I would turn rabbit so I don't know why I should fall for yours. :P A rat may not be able to change his stripes, but can a raccoon? o_O As for Ryngs, whether rat or raccoon he sounds worth reading so I've friended him. ristin says that if he hadn't "discovered" he was a raccoon he would definitely gone for rat.

And I like to think that technically my post was not an AFD post, I was just reporting on a new development for Google Maps. Though I admit I did have my tongue firmly planted in my cheek at the time.

Edited at 2010-04-01 10:24 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-02 03:13 am (UTC)
Yes, I considered your post to be in the same category as mine, pointing to AFD items rather than being much of a fool directly.

And I loved your description of the too-many-rats con! I'll definitely be a rat at least until we reach that tipping point. :D
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[User Picture]From: athelind
2010-04-02 12:18 am (UTC)
That "change species" thing was supposed to be an example of "completely implausible post", right?

I've been a dragon since Carter was President. The overwhelming number of dragons that have cropped up since The Internet Reinvented Furry ain't gonna change that.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-02 03:10 am (UTC)
Yes it was, if that wasn't clear. I'm definitely still a rat!

(Dragons are one of the other species that I have a fondness for, though.)
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