Friday, November 20, 2009
We are having computer problems at the moment. Not only has Corinna's blog somehow found itself reset and all her pictures before last week (since 2006) have mysteriously disappeared but the saga of our 'pdf-ing' still rumbles on. I have tried various non-acrobat pdf-making programmes, but the fact that the CFZ Press settings for MS Publisher specifically were set up with Acrobat v.6 in mind, seems to negate me using anything else. So, if anyone has a copy they don't want I would be very grateful.
We are also having problems uploading pdfs to the printers, so Predator Deathmatch (which is, by the way, a smashing book) has been delayed. However, I hope that we shall be able to sort this out today and things will be as they should be again.
Animals & Men #47 is continuing apace and I have every hope that it will be available in time for Christmas. I sincerely hope so, at any rate.
So that is a snapshot of what is happening here at CFZ Central. Graham is in the Isle of Man, Lizzy is asleep on the sofa, Corinna and I are slaving over red-hot computers and Oll is feeding the menagerie. Business as usual I guess.
This story has no cryptozoological relevance whatsoever, (unless you feel like pretending that these are pink-headed ducks or something), but is included purely because my darling stepdaughter Olivia sent it to us because it is almost unbearably cute.
'Fat for cosmetics' murder suspects arrested in Peru. Four people have been arrested in Peru on suspicion of killing dozens of people in order to sell their fat and tissue for cosmetic uses in Europe. The gang allegedly targeted people on remote roads, luring them with fake job offers before extracting their fat to sell it for $15,000 (£9,000) a litre.
Other suspected gang members, including two Italian nationals, remain at
large. Read On
You are perfectly right, mate; some of them have no references at all. We do have reference codes for some of the postings, and those (if they haven't been published already) will be published soon. However, the CFZ archives have come from many different sources over the years including scrapbooks collated by children and OAPs (and everything in between), and - sadly - quite often the sources are missing.
We are in the process of indexing the whole thing (which reminds me; Karen, can you contact me?), but then must come a long trenche of detective work to try and isolate those elusive sources.
Volunteers for all stages of this laborious project will be welcomed with open arms.
On this day in 1984 the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) institute was founded.
And now, the cryptozoology and related topics news of the day from the CFZ daily news blog, helmed by Mr Gavin Wilson.
Owl stuck in chimney
Meet the man who cooks and eats road kill
Duck-feeding fine dropped
A-ha, so they managed to ‘duck’ the fine then.