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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Monday, February 08, 2010


Apologies to Dale Drinnon, Ivan Mackerle and Richard Freeman. You have both given me excellent picture-heavy blogs, which I am looking forward to posting. However, there are bloody computer problems again and I can't post anything image intensive for a few days. Sorry about that....

However, it almost passed without comment, but yesterday we posted our 3000th bloggo post on the main CFZ Blog. Haven't we done well? (Where is Bruce Forsyth when you need him?)


Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again: download a copy of Knoppix Linux from here: http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/knoppix/
and burn this onto a CD or DVD.

When next your PC suffers from virus-induced failure, boot it up with the Knoppix CD. It is next to impossible to install Linux onto a machine from a Knoppix CD; all this will do is give you a vaguely Windows-like environment in which to work, loaded solely off the CD. You can access local hard disks from it, and external drives, and if you know your blogger passwords etc. you can post things and do pretty much everything that you can do on Windows.

It ain't a complete replacement for Windows since it lacks support for a lot of Windows-only stuff, but then again in over a decade of using it, I've yet to see a Linux box with a virus on it.

Dale Drinnon said...

Gah, I'm dying out here and you can't post my blogs. And you were the one that specifically asked me for lots of photos.