August 23rd, 2001

Kind lady

vertiginous - steganography & color test

vertiginous \vur-TIJ-uh-nuhs\, adjective:
1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
3. Turning round; whirling; revolving.
4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.

Vertiginous derives from Latin vertigo, "a turning round, a whirling round; giddiness," from vertere, "to turn." Related words include reverse, "to turn back (re-) or around"; subvert, "to undermine" (from sub-, "under" + vertere; at root "to turn from under; to overturn"); and versus, "against" (from versus, "turned towards," hence "facing, opposed," from the past participle of vertere).

steganography (ste-GUH-nog-ruh-fee) noun

Secret communication by hiding the existence of message.

A couple of examples of steganography: shrinking the secret text (by repeated use of a photocopy machine) until it's the size of a dot and then putting it in an unsuspected place, such as on top of a letter i in some innocuous letter. Second, shaving the head of a man, writing the secret message on his pate with unwashable ink, and then letting the hair grow back before dispatching him to the destination. To take an example from modern digital techniques, one could put the text of a message in the blank spaces in an image file.

From Greek stego- (cover) + -graphy (writing).

and results from my color test - from juliabee

Blue personality, with a weak secondary of white - If you're a Blue-White combination, you are comfortable. You express yourself softly and sincerely. People find you determined, yet flexible. You are someone with whom almost anyone can get along.
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Kind lady

up and at 'em!

getting up extra early this morning to get a lead on walkies while it's still cool outside.

If I'm going to walk for an hour in august, I may as well not bake! :)

In other news, my LJ client isn't connecting, so I'm having to type this into notepad and then transfer it to the web client. bah! poop on LJ!

See you when I return.
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