June 22nd, 2004

newavi

Tuesday, June 22...



Ok... as my kids are often want to say... "The weatherman lies"... and damn straight that.
Mrs. Crack Head, Mother Nature, Ten Dollar back-seat-ho-biscuit, whatever her name is today...
has totally disdained me with a day of rain and storms. So much for those multiples bitch.
(I swear... the temptation to say "screw it" and crawl back into bed when the alarm was yelling at me ...
was akin to what I'm sure I would feel if I found Charleze Theron slightly drunk and outrageously horny
splayed out on a pool table telling me she likes the way I smile when I'm looking up at her....
er... wait... what was I talking about?

um... who knows anything about bed sheets... "bed in a bag" ??
I'm guessing the power of "holy crap... look at the size of that friends list" might help...
So go [ :: here :: ] and see if you can help my friend aprilfool29 find what she's after... :D

wearing
~ red stripee ftls
~ dk green dress pants...
~ (looks down... and fucking blue sox... shit)
~ maroon GAP shirt... (prol'y made by 6 year old slaves in taiwan)
~ big comfy warm sweater...
planning
~ "corporate branding" had a few opinions about the way I used logo's on the internal web page... so this morning is all about make'en some new graphics...
~ launch a project to build a new public facing web site for the company...
~ eat more of the Tim Bits in that box on the edge of my desk...
wishing
~ that I get time to write a what-the-fuck-in-your-problem rant about gmail detractors... but I need to lighten up first. :D
~ for a good mood to sneak up on my very sweet friend, sneetches and brighten her day a bit...
~ that little Miss Chrisi-Giggles (gigglecam) has a nice trip to Florida...
~ and for this day to be a day that begins many brighter and happier days in the world of webdiva...

// sorta rant like...

Our local news is reporting a tragic even in my end of town... Bruce McDonald was a 51 year old man with a wife and two kids... the younger son is 12. That 12 year old woke up yesterday morning to find that dear ol'Dad had put the barrel of a riffle against his mothers head and painted the wall with her... and then swallowed a little of that himself. Junior called 911... so someone could come and wash away his parents with a garden hose.

So let me just say... it's a really good thing that our government has elected to spend HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS on building a gun registry because it would have made a lot difference to junior if dad had been paying his $10 (or whatever) annual license fee so he could have the riffle in the house... with ammo... in his suburban community... what with all those wild kitty cats and stuff roaming around manicured lawns and school yards. Oh, and the POLICE would have been so much better off if only they knew Brucey Dry White Toast was packen a riffle in a trunk in his basement all this time.

There are crazy people walking the streets because we cannot afford to settle them in a psychiatric care facility ... Food Banks have line-ups around the block... kids spend freaking YEARS in pathetic portables in their public school backyards... but we can afford to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a gun registry that will never in thousand years result in a single criminal registering his saturday night special. However, it will make petty criminals out of the thousands of illiterates living in the northern Canadian communities that actually have to be concerned with the possibility that their afternoon will be spent running away from a hungry brown bear.

// ok, done for now.
shout

Google Mail



I don't get it.

I keep reading about concerns, let alone panic attacks over Google Mail being the debbil.

All I have read, in following the links, is that the search giant, google, who is providing this free email service will be running automated scans that match keywords in our email against advertisements that get pumped into the web pages google serves to you.  Sorta like they do now with every search term you ever use on google (which is matched to the google cookie on your computer)

Seeing advertisements is unavoidable... and the fact that they will be for things I may be interested in beats the crap outta seeing endless advertisements for Stay Free Maxi Pads on television.

Concerns that the government can request google "give it up" if they ask nicely for your private email seem a bit rich... considering that the government can ask for email with the courts blessing any time they want.  Of course google will give it up...

But I ask you... who freaking cares?

I have sent myself an email (using google) that contains the following text;
OIL
Bin Laden
Guns
Atomic Bombs
Airliners
Arab Government
Iraqi Oil
Heroin
MP3
Kiddy Porn
FBI
CIA
World Trade Centre

Click the image above to see a screener of the actual email after I received it from myself.

Now... busy google search engines are ... what? Deciding to market Bombs to me?
Or maybe the government is taking note and they will soon swoop down and.... what?

People... we're a bunch of web bloggers and goobers playing on the net...
Do you really think they give a crap about your email messages?

And just... you know... as a "by the way" kinda thing... what makes you think Yahoo and Hotmail don't have some spin on their implantations of FREE WEB EMAIL that does essentially the same thing.

If there is a real actual terrifying issue about using google or any other web based mail service...
I'd like to know what it is...