Plan A was to ask around among friends - nobody's looking for a cat just now. Plan B was to put the word out around our synagogue - resident cat-fancier hasn't been seen lately, and nobody else has shown interest. Plan C was a long-shot with one of my SIL's friends who'd recently had to put down her cat of many years - no-go, because she has too much chaos in her life to add more responsibilities.

Plan of last resort? Solicit help from the Internets at large. Signal boosting to any Bostonians you readers might know is definitely appreciated.
403: (Tetris)
( Jan. 1st, 2016 04:37 pm)
Today, we gave notice to our landlord that we'll be moving at the end of the month.

*cracks knuckles* Time to get packing.
403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Cranesong)
( Aug. 20th, 2015 03:44 am)
Spent Wednesday doing ALL the laundry, and packing my share of it. This evening [ profile] zeightyfiv and I fly out to Seattle, where we'll arrive in the small hours of tomorrow morning. Going to be there visiting family until 9/6. If you'd care to have lunch/tea/blackberry picking/alien invasion with us, do please get in touch. :)

Coordinating to meet is going to be extra-awkward for a bit. I lost my phone on Monday, and until it's replaced, can't receive calls (mostly) or text messages (at all). Z hacked together a Frankenphone for me that can make outgoing calls, but it's barely more useful than a dumb landline. Please use IM or e-mail for all contact until otherwise noted.
Generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy had a massive fraud case blow up on them last week. The problem spans a wide array of product lines, from OTC medications to chemotherapy agents and anti-AIDS drugs. Bottom line? You don't want to be using their products. If you do, get 'em changed.

More information:
Siderea lays out the details better than I could, over on LJ.
Long list of Ranbaxy-made pharmaceuticals. (I mean long. The search function is your friend.)
How to ID a Ranbaxy mf'd drug from pharmacy label (US-specific).
Commentary at Metafilter.
Derek Lowe of In the Pipeline looks under a rock and finds Ranbaxy.

Please spread this information far and wide, especially to anyone in the medical field who you happen to know.
This is as good a time as any to make sure you all know: I'm sapiosexual.

What's that mean? I'm attracted to people. Minds. The bodies they're packaged in can look nice, but are mostly an afterthought.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reading.
And that of any other account for which you've used the same password, of course.

LinkedIn's hash database seems to now be circulating on the internet, and it turns out not to be salted. That makes it easy for someone who knows what they're doing to simply brute-force compute hash codes and work backwards to individual passwords.

(h/t @mrkoot via @0xabad1dea)
403: Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate (Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate)
( Jun. 15th, 2009 12:19 pm)
In case anybody's wondering who the good guys are in the riots following the recent coup attempt in Iran, it's the side that helps their injured opponents out of the street. This is not an isolated incident.

Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic and The Lede blog at the NY Times are both is attempting continuous coverage. TV news has apparently fallen asleep on the job.

Edit: this topic greened in support.

Edit 2: The Lede has seen fit to take evenings off, in coverage of a region with a 12h time difference. Fail.
403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Cranesong)
( May. 21st, 2009 08:51 pm)
[personal profile] zeightyfiv and are about to go try the Hana Sushi in Cambridge, on the direct and indirect advice of many people. Restaraunt review to follow!
403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Default)
( May. 2nd, 2009 04:37 pm)
This is a test!

First post notice: Journal posts prior to this entry were made at [ profile] 403.


403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Default)


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