I think that I might have missed a visit by deer, despite the fact that I spent much of the night outdoors. By morning light I see that the number of roses on the bushes along the street has been reduced. The deer must have come by and had their snack while I was busy in the kitchen making one of mine.
Happier news is that the tiny gray spider who is still sitting on my wall is not dead. I saw it move a couple of its legs a while ago. I'm amazed that it can remain practically motionless day after day. I still have no idea what it eats. I'm beginning to think that it might be living on my dead skin cells that flake off and drift over to its position. Maybe its an offshore arachnid parasite of some sort. Or, as its presence provides me with some pleasure, maybe it should be considered a symbiont. In either case, it does no harm that I can see. I just hope it hasn't hypnotized me.
I was going to stick some links with lots of accompanying verbiage in this post, but the time is short. I'll drop most of the verbiage, and most of the links:
Today, new Federal regulations go into effect that will criminalize just about everybody who maintains a sexually explicit image stored on any American server, unless they have proof of the age of the person or persons depicted in the image. The images can be granny porn, but you still have to be able to prove that granny is at least 18. The maximum sentence for not being able to prove granny is at least 18 will be ten years in prison. Read the regulations here.
I find it interesting that the Wired News article is headlined "Blue Law Makes Webmasters See Red." Semi-clever wordplay, but it misuses the term Blue Law which originally only described laws prohibiting businesses from operating on Sunday. Ah, the language blurs away while the government spends a fortune trying to make smutty pictures go away. I wonder of the two are related?