Tuesday, January 22, 2002

The Forwarders 12-Step “Program”

Forwarded to me from a friend in Canada, who got it forwarded from her friend in Massachusetts and where it was before that or who wrote it, I have no idea:


1. "I will NOT get bad luck, lose my friends, or lose my mailing lists if I DON'T forward an email!

2. I will NOT hear any music or see a taco dog, if I DO forward an e-mail.

3. Bill Gates is NOT going to send me money, Victoria Secret doesn't know anything about a gift certificate they're supposed to send me and Ford will not give me a 50% discount even if I forward my e-mail to more than 50 people!

4. I will NEVER receive gift certificates, coupons, or freebies from Coca Cola, Cracker Barrel, Old Navy, or anyone else if I send an e-mail to 10 people.

5. I will NEVER see a pop-up window if I forward an e-mail ... NEVER!!!!

6. My phone will not MYSTERIOUSLY ring after I forward an e-mail.

7. There is NO SUCH THING as an e-mail tracking program, and I am not STUPID enough to think that someone will send me $100 for forwarding an e-mail to 10 or more people!

8. There is no kid with cancer through the Make-a-Wish program in England collecting anything! He did when he was 7 years old. He is now cancer free and 35 years old and DOESN'T WANT ANY MORE POST CARDS, CALLING CARDS, or GET-WELL CARDS.

9. The government does not have a bill in Congress called 901B (or whatever they named it this week) that, if passed, will enable them to charge us 5 cents for every e-mail we send.

10. There will be NO cool dancing, singing, waving, colorful flowers characters, or program that I will receive immediately after I forward an e-mail.

11. The American Red Cross will NOT donate 50 cents to a certain individual dying of some never-heard-of disease for every e-mail address I send this to. The American Red Cross RECEIVES donations.

12. And finally, I WILL NOT let others guilt me into sending things by telling me I am not their friend or that I don't believe in Jesus Christ. If God wants to send me a message, I believe the bushes in my yard will burn before He picks up a PC to pass it on!

Instead of forwarding stuff - why can't people just blog things?
posted by lee on 01/22/02 at 03:48 PM
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Very nice Robby B.

I link to this simply because I really like the design. It's different, effective, and I didn't even mind having to figure out that the scrollbar is there, just invisible (as opposed to a stylesheet screwup). R o b b y B . c o m My compliments to the designer.
posted by lee on 01/22/02 at 06:21 PM
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Mac = 4.5% market share?

Jeez, if it's that low, I won't even factor Macs into my browser/os compatibility fixes. Whatever Mac-lovers say (I'm not one of them), there's no getting around the fact that it's extremely difficult to run Macs on a network - I hear my mac-eater colleagues screaming about it every single day. If that's how Mac wants you to "Think different," no thank you.

Anyway, this article posits Apple is not long for this world as long as it stays with their current chip platform. Schools don't even want Macs any more because they ARE so hard to network. Business 2.0 - Web Article - Trouble at Apple's Core
posted by lee on 01/22/02 at 07:48 PM
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Wednesday, January 23, 2002


Check out KATBOT.

I'm not quite sure what this Funny Garbage site is all about, but the design and execution is pretty interesting. Hello Kitty lovers will like this site a lot, I do believe.
posted by lee on 01/23/02 at 05:38 PM
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Technoerotica’s Opt Out links page

Beings have asked me how to find this. It's here: No More Popup Ads.
posted by lee on 01/23/02 at 06:06 PM
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Thursday, January 24, 2002

Suck sites sucked away by WIPO

WIPO takes 80% of all (whatever)sucks domain names away from the owners and gives them to the protest-filing companies - so much for free speech on the net. But attorney Ed Harvilla came up with a solution: "Sucks" sites to be doled out for free.

'Harvilla and a group of silent partners are launching the Free Speech Center.Ӕ Harvilla has dozens of .com, .net, .org, and .info domain names than can be appended with a prefix known to technologists as the hostname of a URL ח to make a logical protest site destination. On the list: bizsucks.net, comsucks.net, edusucks.net, and orgprotest.org. So any company that didnt like HarvillaҒs site could create a site called FreeSpeechCenter.orgprotest.org.Ӕ'

One can only hope it catches on. We need to thin the ranks of the gruntled.
posted by lee on 01/24/02 at 07:16 PM
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Friday, January 25, 2002

pong: the dark side

When Pong goes bad! Check this out (ignore the Czech text - just watch it) PONG.
posted by lee on 01/25/02 at 03:25 PM
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Sanctity of Life Day? Puhleeese ...

Mork Morford's Notes & Errata column about Dubya's National Sanctity of Life Day - a smack in the face to women with IQs higher than 80. Bush Does Abortion Right / Lock up your daughters and subdue your girlfriends, it's National Sanctity of Life Day
--- [snip] ---
"National Sanctity of Life Day. It's positively poetic. Let it roll around in your mouth. Taste that bitterness? That acidic aftertaste?

"That's a very special sort of hypocritical irony, rich in creamy gloating as U.S. bombs still rain down on Afghanistan, where thousands of innocent men, women, and children lie dead because of our actions and here's Bush, declaring National Sanctity of Life Day ostensibly to protect unborn fetuses but actually to protect and assuage a fickle and much-needed voting bloc. ...

"The U.S. is sending increasing numbers of troops around the world right this very minute, the last batch just landing in the Philippines, U.S. soldiers now stationed in over 140 countries and counting, the "war" on terrorism a rather tedious and vague part of our everyday lives, and we are told to appreciate the sanctity of life.

"After all, aren't we protecting said sanctity all over the world via countless covert actions and puppet governments and military tribunals and eternally detained immigrants and wiretapped phone calls without your knowledge? You bet we are. Cherish the sanctity."
posted by lee on 01/25/02 at 05:52 PM
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Blog Traps

gadget-girl is another blog that traps you in its URL. Stupid.
posted by lee on 01/25/02 at 07:03 PM
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Sunday, January 27, 2002

Perfect Day

The dog had so much energy she was wearing us out just standing there. And it was sunny, in the mid 50s, and the snow was gone. A break beckoned, so we went to Sherwood Island. These are very low-res images so they load this century, alas ...

A perfect day. Not your typical Connecticut January day, that's for sure.

Ginger takes Stanley for a walk.

Practically walking on water.

Dog smiling at the moon.

A man, a dog, a goose, Long Island Sound.


Eventually, we had to go home. Twitch was waiting for us.
Twitch supervising his human.
posted by lee on 01/27/02 at 12:51 AM
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