A first portrait of Bella

Took this on the first day, some 5 and a half hours after she arrived at our home, in Zuleikha’s room. Cropped it into a 4:5 aspect ratio:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

As always, thanks for viewing.

Bella’s first day (or almost two) with us

Our new little family member has arrived safe & sound, eats well, and is a real explorer. This is her after her first night with us, yesterday morning:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

In yesterday’s late afternoon, Mitchie was out to work, and Zuleikha out to driving school:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

And I took this one this morning with my phone, corrected the white balance with The Gimp on Linux:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

Waiting on a cat tree which we ordered for her… and like always, thanks for viewing, and for reading.

Update: here are three more photos from today, short before lunch. And as you can see on the second of them, she not only has a chip but also a tattoo in her left ear…


Again, thanks for viewing.

Meet Bella…

Say hello to our newest member of the family:

Meet Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

Photo taken by Zuleikha, in our car, while we were shopping for cat food & stuff… like always, thanks for viewing.

Ladies & gents, please start your engines (update your browsers)…

Due to several newly discovered and closed bugs in recent times, it’s advisable to update your browsers, both Firefox and everything based upon Google’s Chrome and Chromium engines.

See here and here for Firefox, here and this and that for Chrome.

The fastest of my systems to update these (or their hardened derivates) were DivestOS with updates for their Mull and Mulch browsers, and Arch Linux with the new Firefox and Chromium browsers – thanks for all of your work, it’s really appreciated!

Thanks to you for reading, and for considering to staying safe.

Nothing to Hide

If you’re reading this blog regularly, you might have asked yourselves why all the thoughts about security, privacy, freedom, and so on lately? And you might be one of those who say “I have nothing to hide”. Well…

This one is a must see. It helps if you understand English, French, and German at least a bit, but even if you don’t, watch it to the end:

This comes from the PeerTube, and it promotes those free and decentralised services, and for good reason as you will hear. So please do yourself and us all a favour and stop using Facebook, Whatsapp, and all of that – and replace it with something like Signal or even better, XMPP. We will all profit from it.

Oh, and in case you have an old Android phone which isn’t supported with regular updates anymore, try DivestOS. And if you have a new one from Google, try GrapheneOS (or else, DivestOS again). Sure you can’t live without that intrusive Play Store? Have a look at F-Droid instead. Or are you using Apple instead? Maybe think again… and please start encrypting. You can at least do that even if you stay with a standard Google or Samsung or Apple device.

As always, thanks for reading, and for viewing.