To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
Monday January 3, 2000
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If your pre-paid SIM has voice mail, then you might want to set up call forwarding from your home phone to your international cell phone. The voice mail is important because if someone is forwarded to your cell phone and you don't answer, you want them to be able to leave a message. There are two important considerations in doing this call forwarding. First, many phone companies in the United States, including Pacific Bell here in California, do not allow call forwarding to an overseas number. Second, if you will be traveling to more than one country with different phone numbers for your cell phone, you need a way to change the forwarding as your number changes. Many phone companies have a feature called "Remote Access to Call Forwarding" that lets you dial into the phone company equipment, enter your phone number and password, and then punch in a command to forward or unforward your phone by remote control. Or perhaps a friend could go into your house and change the forwarding, especially if they are already going in to feed your pet.
If your phone company doesn't allow international forwarding, then consider forwarding to your Centrecom number. You jr. skulkers do have a Centrecom number, don't you? If not, you are missing one of the greatest free gifts on the web because they give you $50 in totally free long distance calling, as well as a lot of other features. See the WebSkulker issues for 10/5/99 and 10/7/99 for more information. Centrecom has a "follow me" feature that you can program to call your overseas number. Forward your home phone to Centrecom, so when people call they will get a message inviting them to press 1 to reach you. Centrecom will ask them to wait, then attempt to reach you on your cell phone and if you answer and acknowledge the call, it will connect you to the caller. If you can't be reached, Centrecom will take a message. As you move from one country to another, you can call Centrecom and re-program your follow-me number.
WebSkulker has a friend in Los Angeles who has a weird hobby: he drives around the state of California and writes down all the license plate numbers he sees. When he gets home, he enters them into a database system on his PC, sorts them, and prints reports! Weird. He will probably send nasty mail explaining why he does this, and Ms. Cat might decide to share that with you.
WebSkulker remembers a college professor once saying that as people grow up, there will always be something about themselves, or something they like to think about or do, that they will keep to themselves because they believe that this thing is strange and wouldn't be accepted by others. But as they get older, they discover that not only are there others with this special thing, but they have organized into clubs and publish a newsletter (and nowadays a web site). The above two sites are examples of this as related to WebSkulker's friend. The first gives information about license plates from all over the world, with sample pictures of every format. The second is to the Automobile License Plate Collectors' Association.
Jr. Skulker Uncle Brucie suggested this site. Type in a URL, choose a dialect from Redneck, Jive, Cockney, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, Moron, or Pig Latin, and press the Dialectize button. The text of the web page will be converted to that dialect, with often very funny results. You can also type in your own text and see the conversion.
Warning: this will not work with certain sites, including all that are served by the Microsoft web server. WebSkulker.com is such a site, so you can't use this to convert Ms. Cat's wonderful words.
President Clinton visits Saddam Hussein to talk about the UNSCOM inspections in Iraq. As he sits down he sees three buttons in the armrest of Saddam's chair. When Saddam sits down, Clinton immediately asks, "Why the three buttons in your armrest?"
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