Category Archives for internets
She’s at it again. I’ve just gotten an email message from tagged.com asking me to confirm my new account with them. I didn’t sign up for any such account. And it’s the same bloody email address this kid has been … Continue reading
squishycow! Originally uploaded by KF. Some time back, I emailed the Accordion Guy, asking to be added to his list of folks who wanted a squishy cow of their very own. Joey assured me I’d be on the list, and … Continue reading
The person who happened upon The Anxiety of Obsolescence by googling how long to bleed to death lacerated liver has me quite worried.
What I know about music honestly (as George once said here) would not fill the thimble of a small-fingered seamstress. But this is an astonishingly cool visualization, which makes clear something about the relationship of music and math that I’ve … Continue reading
I just did something that was either absolute genius or pretty much evil. Or maybe just borderline stupid. There’s someone out there, someone young and female, who is convinced that my mac.com email address is hers. How do I know … Continue reading
Somebody else has noted this recently—I’m sorry I can’t remember who—but spambots are getting weirdly smarter. Another blog that I have editorial privileges on gets a fair bit of trackback spam, and yesterday I got an email message telling me … Continue reading
One sure way to measure your network dependency is to live in a building in which broadband is included with your rent, and see how you respond when the Internet suddenly, completely, and inexplicably breaks. And there is nothing you … Continue reading
From the bottom of my heart, for that most misguided first-round pick, which allowed me to snark at you in a way that the gods of March clearly heard.
I’m not sure why, but I’m a bit obsessed with a piece of spam I got earlier today, one of the bajillions of “update your PayPal account” messages I get each week. Perhaps it’s because most of these get sucked … Continue reading
Gee, spend one little day traveling and the blogosphere goes a wee bit bonkers over some article in the New York Times about how some professors seem to think that student use of email is hastening the end times. And … Continue reading