boynton is still recovering from an odd experience this morning when the mouse went temporarily insane. Or at least something happened to set off a clicking frenzy, with sites being hit 20 times in a split second, (we saw it splitting) windows opening everywhere, comment boxes breeding...Sounds viral but a quick reboot settled things back into the provisional electrical equilibrium we enjoy. (touch mouse?) The mouse seems dormant enough again.
Which may or may not link seamlessly to a story about super beetles (via Cup of Chicha)
Comments: crazy mouse
That is a fantastic line:
'But on the whole, once people have realised they aren't going to attack their children or eat their raspberries they have become fascinated with the Stag Beetle.'
Hmm. The lesser-known raspberry-eating stag beetle.
Strangely I have seen more of them this year (in the south of England) than in every other year of my life combined. They are disturbing looking critters, but perhaps love is all they need...
Posted by joh at July 24, 2003 10:38 PM
Posted by joh at July 24, 2003 10:39 PM
Are they really as big as a mouse? I think that might present a small challenge to boynton , who is only now getting over her phobia of spiders as big as a hand.
Thanks joh -that's a great link, the photos are fab - I found one that gave an indication of scale
(and I haven't enabled yet html here. I once read a warning against this practice because of the evil possibilities? paranoia?)
Posted by boynton at July 25, 2003 12:08 AM
Although, one such as I may take that as a sure jinx, one which may cause one to head for the hills, packing it all in.
Posted by .es at July 25, 2003 06:52 AM
I think you're right .es - and I've got nothing to fear.
I was just about to enable html here- when further reading of scary articles makes once again take the overly cautious approach. Which means no bold- and copy/pasting urls.
Posted by boynton at July 25, 2003 09:24 PM
Did you stand on your chair screaming, or go out and by a cat?
Posted by Tony.T at July 25, 2003 11:43 PM
No need to get a cat, Tony, I already have one reasonable mouser in a JRT, - and one crazy possum-stalker ACD who almost has me permanently standing on a chair- in existential 'what-have-I-done-to-deserve-this!' despair)
Posted by boynton at July 26, 2003 12:14 AM
MT is actually very secure, so you do not need to worry about being attacked by nasty HTML.
Oh, and glad that link helped!
Posted by joh at July 27, 2003 01:11 AM