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Friday Fun: Catptions of my LOL Cat

Posted in Contests, Technology, We Welcome Our Feline Overlord by engtech on May 18, 2007

captioning cats - lolcats
(xkcd)

A big thank you to everyone who participated in catptioning the photos of my cat. Free t-shirts from Dirty Microbe will go to BouncyCat and Bagel of Everything (check your email). Here are all of the finalists in no particular order. There were around 250-300 entries! Thanks be to the judges for helping with the judging.

Entirely too many pictures of my cat, after the break.

 

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Contest: LOL My Cat and Win a T-Shirt

Posted in Contests, Technology, We Welcome Our Feline Overlord by engtech on May 03, 2007

lolcat blogIt’s time for some Friday Fun. I’m going to steal one of the contest prizes from my latest group writing project and put it towards a very good cause… I’m giving away a Dirty Microbe t-shirt to whomever can create the funniest LOLcat image macro of my cat.

UPDATE: The prizes have been given out.

LOLcats are the image macros that are featured on I Can Has Cheezburger? and have created such further spoofs as LOLgeeks and LOLtrek. On April 1st I wrote a “how to LOL cat” guide. You might be interested in this how to speak kitteh guide as well.

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How to Create LOLCats aka MemeCat aka Kittah aka Cat Macros

Posted in Humor, Technology, We Welcome Our Feline Overlord by engtech on April 01, 2007

LOLCats are pictures of cats with funny sayings on them (wikipedia page for LOLCats). On their own they aren’t so funny, but for some reason a page full of them can really get you going.

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Off-topic News: Massive Pet Food Recall

Posted in Technology, We Welcome Our Feline Overlord by engtech on March 20, 2007

This has nothing to do with tech but everything to do with the fact I use my pet as my mascot.

93 brands: The pet-food manufacturer Menu Foods was not a household name until it announced a massive recall Friday, but many of the brand names it was sold under would be familiar to any pet owner. At first unable to tell the extent of the possible problems, officials with Menu Foods later posted on its website a list of scores of affected brands of dog and cat food. The company has recalled specific products from 51 brands of dog food and 42 brands of cat food.

It’s for dog and cat food it manufactured between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007 — “cuts and gravy” style pet food in cans and pouches. Complete list of cat products listed here and complete list of dog food products listed here. The pet food can lead to kidney failure which has symptoms of your pet becoming lethargic, stops eating and starts drinking lots of water.

Cat food brands affected (42): Americas Choice, Preferred Pets, Authority, Best Choice, Companion, Compliments, Demoulas Market Basket, Eukanuba, Fine Feline Cat, Food Lion, Foodtown, Giant Companion, Hannaford, Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee, Iams, Laura Lynn, Li’l Red, Loving Meals, Meijer’s Main Choice, Nutriplan, Nutro Max Gourmet Classics, Nutro Natural Choice, Paws, Pet Pride, Presidents Choice, Price Chopper, Priority US, Save-A-Lot, Schnucks, Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans, Sophistacat, Special Kitty Canada, Special Kitty US, Springfield Prize, Sprout, Stop & Shop Companion, Tops Companion, Wegmans, Weis Total Pet, Western Family US, White Rose, Winn Dixie.

Dog food brands affected (52): Americas Choice, Preferred Pets, Authority, Award, Best Choice, Big Bet, Big Red, Bloom, Wegmans Bruiser, Cadillac, Companion, Demoulas Market Basket, Eukanuba, Food Lion, Giant Companion, Great Choice, Hannaford, Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee, Iams, Laura Lynn, Loving Meals, Meijers Main Choice, Mighty Dog Pouch, Mixables, Nutriplan, Nutro Max, Nutro Natural Choice, Nutro Ultra, Nutro, Ol’Roy Canada, Ol’Roy US, Paws, Pet Essentials, Pet Pride – Good n Meaty, Presidents Choice, Price Chopper, Priority Canada, Priority US, Publix, Roche Brothers, Save-A-Lot, Schnucks, Shep Dog, Springsfield Prize, Sprout, Stater Brothers, Stop & Shop Companion, Tops Companion, Weis Total Pet, Western Family US, White Rose, Winn Dixie, Your Pet

It’s scary how many different pet food brands use the same source for base ingredients.

Robert Scoble attacks the cat blogs… but what about MyCatBlogLog?

Posted in Asides, Technology, We Welcome Our Feline Overlord by engtech on February 13, 2007

Robert has been on the rampage lately with posts against the gadget blogs and TechMeme.

No cat cow is too sacred and now he has taken on the cat bloggers with “signs blog is boring: cute cat photos?

Of course, the contraversy is all in the title and he’s actually recanting his former opinion that one of the top ten signs a tech blog is boring is if you posted photos of your cat.

Perhaps it cuts like a knife only because it is so true?

My mascot is not pleased.

I wonder what webomatica will have to say about this?

UPDATE: Webomatica has this to say about it… long live MyCatBlogLog. :)

(Of course, this is all jokes. Robert was the first person to link to me.)

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