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Oct 06 2011

Kitten assimilation has begun

We’ve named her Pixel. It seems appropriate – she’s already thinking with Portals:

And helping me blog:

And appreciating my nerdy coffee table books:

And helping out my roommate as he plays video games:

She even managed to mark all of my Google Reader items as read as she pawed at my laptop. I think that’s her way of saying “Stop reading blogs and pet me!”

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  1. 1
    jimmymckee

    You have a science cat. Thankfully you didn’t name her Schrodinger…

  2. 2
    Worldtraveller

    Awww…we think of our aquarium as the kitten entertainment system.

    She will occasionally do that with the computer, too.

    You need to find that sound file of all the bird chirps and play it through the computer. See how she reacts to it. ;-)

  3. 3
    Max

    All cats think in portals.

  4. 4
    beardofpants

    OMG, my ragdoll cat is called Pixel too! We’re like cat twins! ;0)

    http://twitter.com/#!/BeardofPants/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Fyfrog.com%2Fh4w95wzj

  5. 5
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    Uh huh, “helping”.

    Welcome to the ranks of cat slaves, Jen.

  6. 6
    Jek

    You’re going to need a laser pointer. And a box of ants. Just set one ant loose, and she’ll follow it around for hours.

  7. 7
    Moose

    I second the laser pointer!

    And I noticed her impeccable taste in art and literature, especially Mr. Crumb’s magnum opus…

  8. 8
    Bruce Winningham

    The Cat Who Walks Through Walls?

  9. 9
    Michael Blume

    Ha, I’ve never met another cat named Pixel, and now I’ve met two. Ours is almost 10, and has spots on his tummy. =)

  10. 10
    Ingrid

    She’s adorable and Pixel is a good name for a geeky kitty. I know another one here in Sweden. A Russian Blue. He even has his own FB and Twitter accounts. And a web page of course. Cats are awesome.

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    beardofpants

    Says a lot about how awesome this community is that there’s at least three people with cats named pixel here. ^^ (mine is called pixel too & he looks a lot like jens – except he’s seal point, not seal lynx point).

  12. 12
    bad Jim

    My sister, who lives in San Rafael, California, has a cat named Pixel. She also has dogs named Luna and Bella. Since my brother also has a dog named Bella, I call the youngest (who’s dubious about my awesomeness) Tinker-Bella.

  13. 13
    kevinlyda

    Off topic, but apparently a dispute between two astrology software companies might harm the ability of computers to tell time:

    http://lwn.net/Articles/461955/

    Just in case people thought astrology was harmless.

  14. 14
    Tomled

    Very cute cat;)
    You have to post it and take part in this contest.
    http://petswebblog.com/1000-pet-photo-contest-usa/

  15. 15
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    Ah yes, the kitten. Mine likes to lay across my laptop keys while I’m playing games on my PC. I’ll hear the “pop”"pop” from the Mac volume reaching its limit and notice cat-like-typing in the text box where I’m typing. XD

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    Otrame

    They figure if you are so bored you are staring at a bunch of colors that you might as well pet them. In my guild on WoW we often get the COK (cat on keyboard) warning from ecch other.

  17. 17
    Julius

    Pixel is a good start for a geeky pet name, but really you’re not trying hard enough… a friend (well, vague online acquaintance) of mine has/had three cats – named Proxy, SCSI and GZip.

    SCSI should be especially good for confusing tech-illiterate vets. “Your cat is called ess-cee-ess-eye…?”

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    HumanisticJones

    My tortoise shell cats Yuusha and Rio both take great pride in “helping” me program when I work from home. And by help I mean roll on the keyboard or shift around in my lap until they pin one of my arms.

    And I agree with earlier comments on laser pointers. Get one. Yuusha has actually figured out the trick behind it and will lead people to where the pointer was last put down, immediately looking around the floor for the dot to chase when the pointer is in hand.

  19. 19
    richardelguru

    You know there’s a comic strip called PC and Pixel (I think Pixel is the cat)?

  20. 20
    Ruby Leigh

    Aww, cats are great. Glad to see you are enjoying yours.

  21. 21
    cycleninja

    The cute. It kills.

    That’s also why I have my tv screen mounted on the wall above where the cat can get in the way of me and Arkham Asylum.

    Enjoy!

  22. 22
    SeanK

    What kind of gamer uses a console? :P

  23. 23
    The Artful Nudger

    Yes!

    Have to be careful with that one.

  24. 24
    Rikitiki

    Oh yeah – of my two cats (Lamont Cranston & Doc Savage),
    Doc’s philosophy is: “You have two hands…why isn’t one
    of them petting the cat?”

  25. 25
    xyzzy

    Awwww! As if we didn’t have enough reason to come here.

    Cat <3

    ThinkPad <3

    Hey, I think she wants some melk!

  26. 26
    Lloyd Etters

    looking for lolz pictures… here memlolz.com

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