Sunday, April 27, 2008


SquirrelMail is a full-featured but somewhat basic web-mail interface with a Squirreltastic name... I've been using for years with no major issues. My new host, Dreamhost, has this to say about them:

"SquirrelMail - don't count the squirrel out just yet!"

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Squirrels aplenty in Douglas Adams' "Mostly Harmless"

"She stayed rooted to the spot. She still had her rock. poised and ready to throw, but was increasingly conscious of the fact that the things she had it poised and ready to throw at were squirrels. Or at least, squirrel-like things. Soft, warm, cuddly squirrel-like things advancing on her in a way she wasn't at all certain she liked.""

"She backed away again. The second squirrel was starting to make a flanking manoeuvre round to her right. Carrying a cup. Some kind of acorn thing. The third was right behind it and making its own advance. What was it carrying? Some little scrap of soggy paper, Random thought."

"I've been pestered by squirrels all night,' said Arthur. "They keep on trying to give me magazines and stuff."

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


The word squirrel, first attested in 1327, comes via Anglo-Norman esquirel from the Old French escurel, the reflex of a Latin word which was itself borrowed from Greek.[1] The native Old English word, ācweorna, only survived into Middle English (as aquerna) before being replaced.[1]

Tuesday, April 8, 2008