July 16, 2001
Cut flowers are kind of weird...I mean they're alive, but not really, sort of like big old undead zombie flowers roaming our mantelpieces.
"But what about self-esteem?"
"Heh! Self-esteem is for sissies. Accept that you're a pimple [on the ass-end of creation] and try to keep a lively sense of humor about it. That way lies grace--and maybe even glory."
--Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Something on your Windows machine you want to keep from prying eyes? Blowfish Advanced CS is good encryption with an OK UI. By default it uses the highly regarded "Blowfish" algorithm, but you can set it to use a number of others as well. It's not as good as it could be, since by default it makes encrypted files that are named the same as the originals, plus a ".BFA" extension, so it's not good at hiding the fact that you are hiding something, but over all it's a good deal, a quality freeware product.