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It’s all about me, me, ME

Long time readers may recall that I celebrate my birthday for the entire month of May, because I’m awesome like that (my actual birthday is early in May, and May is the awesomest month in Sussex). So…this was my big gift this year: a Nexus 7.

I’ve been so absorbed with it, I totally forgot I had to post today. Hell, that’s not even my photograph. Those aren’t my hands. I just grabbed a picture and ran away laughing.

I’m not posting on here with that thing, though. I think it’s of the devil. I clicked the icon for “my location” and it popped up a nice sharp picture of my actual back yard, where I was sitting at the time. I almost screamed. (That’s the scary intersection of built-in GPS and Google Earth). Under some circumstances, like Twitter, it’ll helpfully post that location for you along with your words.

I’m not taking any chances…


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: May 6, 2013, 11:28 pm

AHaha. Yeah, Screw google. It and all of it’s kind are the Devil. The intrusive, technologically advanced stalker devil.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 6, 2013, 11:41 pm

My Asus tablet is a lot the same…damn GPS shows where you’re sitting in your house.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 6, 2013, 11:42 pm

…oh, and Happy! Birthday!!11!! 🙂

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 6, 2013, 11:46 pm

Just remember, luv. If your Nexus or Cell phone know where you are, so does (DUM DUM DUM!!!!) BIG BROTHER.er.er.er.er…..

We will now all pause while Stoatie screams some more… 😉

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: May 6, 2013, 11:49 pm

Just wait until it starts giving you helpful little reminders that you’ve been sitting out in the sun longer than is recommended, or staying at the pub/restaurant/deviancy palace longer than is appropriate for your age/sex/relationship/medical condition.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 6, 2013, 11:50 pm


Comment from JeffS
Time: May 7, 2013, 12:18 am

Happy Birthday, Madam Stoatie!

I have an iPad, and I turned the locator feature off. I hope that’s enough, but I’m considering a custom built carry case made of copper or aluminum. The sort that has features in common with a Faraday Cage.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: May 7, 2013, 12:32 am

If only you would let us join you on Google Latitude then we would know where your neat new Nexus is at all times. It would be ‘way cool, eh?

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: May 7, 2013, 12:48 am

Did you re-hear your scream over the device speakers? If not, you don’t have the latest model!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 7, 2013, 1:03 am

& don’t own a car made after 1996!

Comment from Deborah
Time: May 7, 2013, 1:13 am

Happy Birthday Stoaty! All Month!

Comment from Frit
Time: May 7, 2013, 1:42 am

Happy Birth-May, Stoaty! Hope it’s as awesome as you are, and continues to be so. 🙂

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: May 7, 2013, 2:42 am

Happy Birthday!

Comment from BJM
Time: May 7, 2013, 3:41 am

Many happy returns…consider productivity shot to hell until you tire of the devil’s spawn.

btw-didja see the news from Adobe?

Chumped again we are…remind me again why I just gave these asshats a boat load of money?


Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 7, 2013, 4:12 am

Happy May Dame Stoat.
On closer look, that photo grab is looking east over the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, towards Mt. Diablo 20 miles east of Berkeley.

Mt. Diablo (3,849 ft) has the second most expansive view in the world, behind Kilimanjaro. You can see the crest of the Sierra’s, Mt. Lassen (200 miles to the northeast), and the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as the Cities of Sacramento and San Francisco, and to the curve of the earth over the Pacific.

I got nothing. Just wanted to comment and wish all a Happy May.
It really is the best month of the year.

Comment from beasn
Time: May 7, 2013, 6:20 am

Happy Birthday Month, sweasel!!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 7, 2013, 9:12 am

You notice on the cop shows?..the first thing they go for is the cell phone!

Comment from GenghisJohn
Time: May 7, 2013, 12:33 pm

Happy Birthday Stoaty!

Comment from mojo
Time: May 7, 2013, 2:08 pm

Google is NOT your friend.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 7, 2013, 3:46 pm

Google’s “do no evil” motto is in a different, but very similar-appearing, language than English. It actually means “be sinister and evil whenever possible while protesting innocence.”

Comment from Davem123
Time: May 7, 2013, 3:57 pm

Happy Birthday, Stoaty. Long may you wave!

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 7, 2013, 3:59 pm

Happy Birthday, Dearie.

Comment from tawny
Time: May 7, 2013, 5:13 pm

Happy Birthday Stoaty! 🙂

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: May 7, 2013, 7:06 pm

Oh, yeah and that. The birthday thing…Happy Birthday Month! Somehow, I stepped out of the conversation while reading that part of the post.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 7, 2013, 7:28 pm

Harpy barfday! Drink!

Comment from scr_north
Time: May 7, 2013, 11:01 pm

Happy Birthday Ms. Stoaty. Hope you have a wonderful month.

Comment from AndStatistics
Time: May 8, 2013, 2:00 am

happy birthday ma’am! Many happy returns, and have fun with the new toy!

Comment from fran
Time: May 8, 2013, 2:41 am

Happy bday stoatie! I also celebrate the month of may as my birthday, ’cause I always wind up doing mothers day stuff on my birthday.

Also, I lol’d at tom 🙂

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 8, 2013, 5:59 am

Happy Birthmonth, Ms. Weasel!

There was a hacker who vandalized a U.S. Defense Department website and posted a picture of his girlfriend. He took the picture with his iPhone. The iPhone automatically puts time and location in the image metadata.

So the Feds knew when and where the picture was taken. They went sniffing around the area till they found the exact location and the woman, which led them to the guy – who is vacationing at Club Fed.

I bet that Nexus 7 would do the same thing.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: May 8, 2013, 10:48 pm

Happy Awesome Birthday Month!!!

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: May 9, 2013, 4:10 am

Indeed, a Very Happy Birthmonth to you, Madame Sweasey – all month long…and many, many more either like or better than this ‘un.

So…did the chooks gift you with eggs for your birthmonth yet?

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