Fantasist's Scroll

Fun, Fiction and Strange Things from the Desk of the Fantasist.



Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Dog which is in the evening time.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

Several people have asked about my Word Generator.
Well, it was crashing the server, so I suspended it, temporarily. Unfortunately, “temporarily” got a little stretched out because of some things in my personal life, as well as a heavy work-load at my “day job”. I do intend to get it working again, though, so please bear with me.
Also, I intend to make any and all announcements about updates to this site via this blog. So, if you’d like to keep up to date, subscribe to this blog with Bloglines! Of course, you’ll have to set up a username and password and all that jazz, but it’s worth it, trust me. Also, check out their notification applets. There’s one for every operating system, so don’t worry that you’ll be left out.
And, with that, I’ll add only “Stay tuned for updates!”

Fingerprint Payments

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning.
The moon is a New Moon

Right out of science-fiction.
I can’t even begin to recall all the different science-fiction books and movies that used fingerprints as identification for everything, including monetary transactions. Well, now it’s reality. According to this news story from, Thriftway has setup something called “Pay By Touch” which lets you pay with your fingerprint. Of course, there is a setup procedure and this is only good in Thriftway stores, right now, but it’s still there. How long before it spreads? Can Walmart be far behind? I would bet they will be because the article claims that Pay By Touch now “makes up 30 percent of Thriftway’s electronic payments”. Cool.

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