||[Aug. 6th, 2003|01:33 am]
|||||Why Me - Planet P - MTV Class of 1983||]|
Today's my birthday. (More on that after sleep and work...) So, what's the first bit of spam I find when I open up my email after getting home?
My first piece of spam was "Enlarge your penis".
Happy Birthday, Kurt! I had no idea it was coming up...but I haven't been keeping up with anything either. I hope you're having a great time today/tonight. :)
2003-08-06 07:53 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday Grrr!!!
2003-08-06 08:03 am (UTC)
Yea! I'm a llama again...
When I woke up this morning I had literally 19 popup ads telling me how to get rid of popup ads! I wonder if their software blocks their own advertising?
If you'd like I could forward you some emails on penis enlargement, breast augmentation, russian brides, better coffee, or dvd listings... oh, scratch that last one, that was from Joel... =o)
Oldness... it happens.
Still, Happy B-day! :-)
Well despite the spam, I do hope you enjoy your birthday! Happy, happy birthday! :)
2003-08-06 08:42 am (UTC)
You say it's your birthday? Well, Happy Birthday to ya.
Personally, I'd rather be younger. Reliving a time in my youth when they never sent me such ads.
'course, there was no LiveJournal either. And all my viable job skills would require a supercomputer the likes of which had never been seen yet. So, I guess it's better to live in the now.
Perhaps I should settle for not feeling so old. But changing my appearance wouldn't even scratch the surface.
Unless... that's the change?
Nope. Still old.
since ppl seem to be using this thread to talk about their inboxes.... I am part of an applied ethology mailing list. Usually there is at most 2 posts per day from that mailing list in my inbox.... but between yesterday and this morning, I have received 59 emails about "electronic dog collars" and have not read or even opened a one.
What could POSSIBLY be sooooo interesting about electronic dog collars???
Anyway, I hope your day is a great and fun-filled one. ;)
2003-08-06 10:19 am (UTC)
Do electric dogs even need collars?
If they ever get lost, you can just follow the extension cord back to their home...
i think the electronic part refers to the collars, not the dogs...
just a guess.
speaking of which, i just got another 8 emails on the topic... grrrrrrrr
2003-08-06 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah.. They train your dog by administering a small electric shock when it wanders too far or barks during what you've declared to be sleeping hours.
What makes these interesting is that they function autonomously. You as an owner are not making case-by-case judgement calls, so their natural behavior is forcibly repressed, without exception, whether or not you're there to perceive it.
The product offers a convenience by taking your conscience out of the equation. You've simply issued the word of God.
Personally, I prefer to think people are clammoring to get their hands on a stylish new collar for their electric dogs. But, I can see where this other thing would merit debate.
yeah... im sure its an interesting topic... uhm... but frankly, i'm not all that interested to read 70 and counting emails about it... its flooded my mailbox like spam. thanks for summing it all up for me though.. hehehe
(personally im not a fan of zapping a pet for any reason.... or the choke collar either... my dog has done quite well w/o any of those... all you need to do is establish a trust system. your dog trusts and respects you, then it wont put a toe out of line.)
2003-08-06 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's just too many e-mails. Is there a daily/journal mode you can switch to until that dies down?
Trust and Respect:
Agreed. I used to have that with my dog. It was great - I could pretty much issue commands with just eye contact. But this wasn't consistant with how others communicated with her, and without that, I don't think she could understand the cause/effect relationship of why folks would yell at her. Turned her completely neurotic. =(
2003-08-06 12:23 pm (UTC)
Once more, with feeling
If you wanted to look younger you could shave. But then you'd have to shave.
2003-08-06 01:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Happah Birthdah!
I actually did shave back down (note: shave back down, not
shave my back down...) to my General Zod look almost a week ago...The only person who's actually commented on it was one of my students. A male fourth grader...
(For more on my levels of beardedness, go here