||[Dec. 7th, 2014|11:45 pm]
Opera betrayed me. All day I was unable to get any LJ pages to open. The web sites that tell you if a site is down or not revealed only a few brief interuptions in LJ's service, but I thought maybe they were just not getting enough reports from this ghost town. Finally I decided to try a differnt browser, so I opened Firefox and here I am. What I can't figure out is why Opera won't fetch LJ when it still works for every other site I've tried. I can only imagine that Portia did something to Opera while I slept because I forgot to turn the computer off last night, and it was open to an LJ page. Anyway, it's late now, and I've forgotten everything I was going to say. Funny how that happens when you've been betrayed. |
by Russell Edson
A scientist has a test tube full of sheep. He wonders if he should
try to shrink a pasture for them.
They are like grains of rice.
He wonders if it is possible to shrink something out of existence.
He wonders if the sheep are aware of their tininess, if they have
any sense of scale. Perhaps they think the test tube is a glass barn ...
He wonders what he should do with them; they certainly have less meat
and wool than ordinary sheep. Has he reduced their commercial value?
He wonders if they could be used as a substitute for rice, a sort of
woolly rice . . .
He wonders if he shouldn't rub them into a red paste between his fingers.
He wonders if they are breeding, or if any of them have died.
He puts them under a microscope, and falls asleep counting them.
More recent versions of Opera are based on Chrome, but I still use an older version. Chrome (and recent Opera) lack a couple of features I absolutely need. Firefox (besides being clunky) lacks one of them, too, which is why I really hope whatever is causing trouble between Opera and LJ can be fixed. Opera wouldn't fetch LJ earlier today, but now it has.