After 19 February, 2009, full-power television stations in the USA will broadcast in digital only. This may not be a big deal for techno-weenies like us, but what about older folks who find technology daunting? Sad to relate, this amusing video may not be far from the truth:
Meanwhile, I've just started a jolly good book by Neil Gaiman called The Graveyard Book. Although this is intended for younger readers (well, teenagers), I'm really enjoying it. The focus of the story is a young lad called Bod (short for Nobody because no one knows his real name).
For reasons I do not yet know (I'm still in the early stages of the book), Bod's family were murdered when he was a little over one year old. On the night of the murders, Bod had wandered out of the house into a nearby graveyard, and he ends up being raised by the ghosts who reside there.
I don't want to give anything away, but I just reached the part where we meet some Ghouls and go through the Ghoul Gate (apparently every graveyard has one) into another world. I left the book as we were approaching the Ghouls' City – things are getting very exciting and I cannot wait until this evening when I will discover more.
Last but not least, someone just pointed be at a whachamacallit – that is, at a webpage whose contents and purpose are hard to describe... When you get there, move your mouse into the center of the screen and try to click the cursor on the ball. Suffice it to say that I now know when my cat ("Rocket the Sprocket") feels like when I dangle a piece of string under his nose...
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