Monday, December 25, 2006

Purry Christmas to my poodin friends and their beans

Kitty Christmas - Lovely kitty graphic from Cat Stuff ( Kitty Christmas - Lovely kitty graphic from Cat Stuff (

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Cat Mummy (cat sitting service)

BKA friend of Jasmine's told her about his friend's cat sitting business (Cat Mummy).

As you know, some poodins don't like staying at the kitty spa when their beans go away, they'd rather stay home. But without opposable thumbs to open cans of stinky goodness, us poodins can't stay at home for long by ourselves. The Cat Mummy can help with this predicament. She can visit every day while your beans are away and fill up your food bowl, clean your litterbox, and of course have some pats and conversations with you so you don't get too bored.

I thought this sounded like a nice idea, so I wanted to tell you about it. Check out the Cat Mummy site if you want to know more.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Further update on migrating to Blogger Beta

BKIt's now been a few days since I migrated to Blogger Beta. It's been mostly okay, but not entirely without problems. As reported by other poodins, I've had some hassles leaving comments on non-Blogger-Beta blogs, but if I purrsist I've been able to get through.

The thing that's bothering Jasmine the most is that the RSS feeds from Blogger Beta blogs don't play nicely with the RSS aggregator on her iPAQ (she's been using Egress). Do any of your beans use PDAs? If so, do any of them use an RSS aggregator? If so, which ones and have they had any troubles?

Jasmine wondered if the RSS feed problems were related to having an old Blogger template (or something based on an old Blogger template). She wondered because she wasn't having the problems with the RSS feed from CatZee's blog, but she was having it with old blogs (with old templates) which had been moved to Blogger Beta.

In Blogger Beta there's an option to 'upgrade' the template. There's a fair bit of customisation in this blog, so I was skeered to 'upgrade' it since all the customisations would have to be re-done. I told Jasmine that if she wanted to test out her theory with the RSS feeds, then she can experiment on her own blog.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas BK

BKSince it's Christmas time, Jasmine made me a Christmas version of my headshot. I think it's pretty cool. I like the little stars, and the green goes well with my shiny black fur.


Monday, December 18, 2006

Midnight Monday: Taffy

Another Midnight Monday from my friend, Taffy.

Taffy stalking...
Taffy is obviously intently stalking something, but what is it...?

Taffy stalking a mouse!
Oh of course, it's his mouse!

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Made it across to Blogger Beta okay

BKI migrated to Blogger Beta last night, and it's okay so far. Jasmine also upgraded her blog. I'm glad we waited a while because the poodins who migrated early seemed to have lots of trouble, but the poodins who've migrated recently seem to have come through relatively unscathed.

The main feature that Jasmine is happy about (more for her own blog than anything else) is the label feature. She has a few favourite topics that she writes about (e.g. Rubik's cubes, iPAQs) and she was keen to have a way to quickly sort these. She even wrote to Blogger ages ago asking if they could please add a label feature! Jasmine was also happy to see that it's possible to bulk 'label' past blog entries without having to individually open and re-publish each one. She spent some time last night categorising her old blog entries. Don't know if I can be bothered to do this for Fluffy Feline Friends.

Something I like about Blogger Beta is that the Dashboard has more information, for example, it lists the number of comments against each blog entry. This one is more interesting to me than to Jasmine because my blog gets more comments than hers. (I guess I'm just more popular!)

Other thing to mention is that you have to have a Gmail account to upgrade. Jasmine already had one, but I didn't, so she created one for me. I might continue to use hers for a little while though until I'm completely convinced by this whole Blogger Beta thingy.

So, poodin friends, my preliminary finding is that Blogger Beta seems to be okay, and does offer some extra features which are useful. However, I'll wait till I've used it for a little while before giving it the full paws-up.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Upgrading to Blogger Beta

BKHi Poodins. Blogger is telling me that I can now upgrade to Blogger Beta. In some ways, this is exciting, but in most ways, it's skeery! Lots of other blogging poodins have had lots of hassles upgrading their bloggie. I realise that I can't put this off forever, so I'm going to take the plunge. If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why...


Monday, December 11, 2006

Kitty ate the cookie

One of Jasmine's friends sent her this picture. She thought it was hilarious and adorable. I thought it was perfectly reasonable and understandable. What do you think?

I made you a cookie... but I eated it