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...or so implies Google: their flying saucer logo-of-the-day leads to a search on that phrase. That this occurrence is itself unexplained is presumably part of the point, although Illuminati buffs will no doubt be eager to point out the significance of the number 5* in their mythos.

Today is also [livejournal.com profile] kosaginolegion 's birthday. I do not regard this combination of facts as a non sequitur.

*And, having checked my tag list, I note that I happen to have 17 entries (although this will be my 18th) and 23 tags--still other significant Illuminati numbers.  Damn.
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(A tip of the fluffy pink-plumed chapeau to  [livejournal.com profile] ataniell93 for the heads-up.)

Today is an occasion for bloggers to honor a founding mother of a technology that would offer all sorts of disenfranchised people rooms (and podiums) of their own...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace

...and, by extension, women in technology in general. 

Whereupon I wave to  [livejournal.com profile] kosaginolegion , whose patient tutelage introduced me to what has become the dominant medium of the 21st century, who's taken a special interest in the Countess for a variety of  reasons eventually to be revealed, and who, no doubt, would like everyone within earshot to know that computer 3-D graphic technology is an artistic tool, dammit, not a freakin' Easy Button.

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