First off, here's the funniest email exchange (paraphrased) I had all week, between myself and K-poo who, as everyone knows, has lost one phone in the bay and another phone (in a bar?) this year:
Me: You use the backup service Mozy, right? Do you like it?
K-poo: I don't use it.
Me: That's weird. I wonder why I thought you used it.
K-poo: Because I lose or destroy everything I own?
On a more serious note, my friend Emilia is the veterinarian at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. BEBHS suffered a catastrophic fire last night -- fifteen cats died and a significant portion of the facility was destroyed. (The person in the apartment above the shelter was woken by her dog and dialed 911 -- the firefighters said that if that call had come in a few minutes later the rest of the cats in the shelter and the dogs housed in runs outside would have died.)
If you have a few extra dollars you can spare (or space to foster an animal, or time to help clean up), please consider making a donation to BEBHS through the link above. If you don't want to do it for the animals, do it because Emilia is one of the most compassionate, funny, and genuinely nice people I have ever met, and she's doing a job that is tough even in the best of circumstances.
As the Bartles & James guys used to say, thank you for your support.