Christmas-loving computer bug

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Sue Allen on December 28, 2009

I was trying to take another photo of this little fellow while he was perched on a photo of himself, but he didn't want to cooperate and was heading for my hand in a very irritated manner. Since I haven't found out what he is yet, I turfed him outside instead.

not1word on December 29, 2009

Did you use your foot?!? That's all the rage now, you know.

Sue Allen on December 29, 2009

I gently flapped him, not1word, gently flapped him!

whoelius on December 30, 2009

Ahahaha! Brilliant! Best photo I've seen all day :D.

I have a constipated friend who is less friendly to critters, though she'd understand if you can't open her photo due to technical difficulties!

Yellow star and "best of", of course.

Sue Allen on December 30, 2009

whoelius, I am so happy you liked this photo and thanks so much for the yellow star and BEST OF! I can hardly believe it!

BUTTTTTTTTTT, that wasp you sent me to -- GROSS! You put me off my flipping tea! Lucky you are out of reach, or you might be evading a fly swat yourself, my friend!

I am intrigued as to the 'constipated friend' reference. Surely you can't share such information as that? Anyway, I am really so very happy that you liked this shot that I forgive you for sending me to such a gruesome shot, dear whoelius, being the festive season and all too. So, a very Happy New Year to you and look forward to sharing more laughs in 2010.

Very best wishes,


©polytropos on December 31, 2009

Well, Christmas is already over, but it's pretty close to the end of the year, so my best wishes for the new decennium and may the force will be with you.
Greeting to Down Under from Above Switzerland, where I'm still waiting for snow.

Doesen't your bug go dizzy of all the screen flickering?

http://www.meispix.c… on December 31, 2009

Is that the real size of this bug, Sue ?

Altough I heard the biggest computer bug in Australia were called Stephen Conroy

Sue Allen on January 17, 2010

Hello, ©polytropos I must get busy and follow all these enticing links of yours! Thank you so mcuh for your good wishes, and may I take this rather late opportunity to wish you a Happy and Healthy 2010? You are completely right about the bug going dizzy. While he was on there, he was frozen in his tracks and I think he felt sick. When I took a photo of him, I quickly put that on the screen, and moved him onto the photo of himself, as the idea was to have layers of ever increasing bugs, if you see what I mean, but once I had moved him off the flickering part, he was having none of my idea to put him back on there again and we almost had an argument! Anyway, he won and I didn't get my planned photo. Never mind. :) I'm glad you liked this photo anyway!

Philippe, I am going to have to look up Stephen Conroy. I have heard the name, but I can't think what he has done. You will think me very dense, I fear! That was indeed the real size of this bug, Phillipe, which was quite a size for such an insignificant ant/waspy thing.

It has been so nice to hear from you both! Take care and catch up with you again soon,

Best wishes,


not1word on January 18, 2010

That's a funny story, Sue. It's not just anyone who loses an argument with a simple flying insect. You need to learn to be more assertive.

©polytropos on January 18, 2010

As far as I know from different TV reports only 3 kind of animals have the talent to recognize itself in the mirror: it's the crow, the pig and the pinguin.
Well, it seems your bug watched too much TV. ;-)

http://www.meispix.c… on February 16, 2010

Hi Sue,

Stephen Conroy is the current Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in the Rudd Labor Government in ... Australia.

He wants to filter (i.e. censor ) the Australian internet the same way they do in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia or North Corea.

Just check to discover what the Australian internet freaks think of him.

See now why I said he's Australia biggest computer bug ? ;-)

Sue Allen on February 17, 2010

The only way to be assertive with a bug is with a fly swat, I fear, not1word.

polytropos, are you serious? A penguin!? What about chimps and things -- I shall have to look this up - fascinating stuff!

Phillipe, I'm not even embarrassed. I can't remember the names of half the people I meet on a regular basis in Gympie, let alone our polies. I did hear about the proposed internet filtering though - just didn't match the name up. I agree then, that he is Australia's biggest computer bug. Actually, you wouldn't believe the things which appear to go on in our fair country, all in the name of carbon trading too. But that's yet another the meantime, I'd better check how to make a few bombs, before that's all censored too. (Joking..honest!!!!)


http://www.meispix.c… on February 17, 2010

You know, in France we have Brice hortefeux who's trying to pass a similar law, and he said that Australia shows the bright way France should follow on this subject... so you can guess what I think of the situation here (and why we've heard about M. Conroy even here).

As about Carbon trading, I know about it. I have friends in the green party (which might actually, and for the 1st time of it's history, win a region in the upcoming regional elections in France, and actually my region), and my green friends told me about that issue.

So have I been told about what happens with the great drought in the Victoria state, and why it went so wrong.

I know more or less that behind the classical "Lucky country" image, there is the local reality in Australia too...

©polytropos on February 18, 2010

Outch! That's rubbish, Susan! It's not the pinguin, its the dolphin of course. I'm terribly sorry for that mistake. Sometimes the fingers write different things than the brain thinks. Kind of information deformation during the transportation. ;-)

Well, I don't know if the chimps also does. But on the other hand sometimes not even the human does, when he is drunken enough.

whoelius on May 29, 2011

I remember this!

Sue Allen on July 3, 2011

And I remember you, whoelius!

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  • Uploaded on December 28, 2009
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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Traveler DC-X5
    • Taken on 2009/12/28 02:57:49
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