Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009


For those of you who wondered why there was no lunchtime post to Usenet, or even worse, why the email you sent me remains unanswered, wonder no more. No, it is not because of the mild hangover I had this morning, and it is not because I have gone into a terminal decline during the few days whilst Corinna is in Hatfield with my eldest step-daughter. I miss her terribly, but she will be back tomorrow, and I am not one of those pathetic husbands who have to be with their better halves 24/7, 365 days a year.

Nope, the answer is far more prosaid than that. It is just that for some bizarre reason BTinternet reset my password, and I have been without Outlook Express for the last 24 hours. It is back now, but I have too big a backlog of post with which to deal, to even attempt to get it all sorted tonight.

So, if you are miffed that there was no lunchtime Usenet post, or cross that I haven't answered your email, feel secure in the knowledge that normal service is imminent again....

1 comment:

Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

Good lord, Outlook Express?

Have you no taste, man?

Outlook is justly famed where sysadmins gather (usually in the darkest corner of the bar) as the most effective vector for all forms of computer viral parasites known; there is almost nothing that it won't happily welcome in and attempt to make run.

It is by all accounts a truly appalling piece of software, and as one who has listened aghast to the UKUUG talk on reverse-engineering the Exchange to Outlook data transfer system (a kludge build on a hack built upon several layers of misdirection, each of which relies upon the bugs present in the lower layers), I honestly do not know why anyone would wish to use the horrible thing.

Use slrn like the sysadmins do; you'll be much happier and it doesn't easily break, either.