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Malum aliud generat malum

Well I haven’t blogged in a while, mostly because of time, but also because of my very own Cyber “Stalker”. Since I don’t have a real name for this person he/she will now be called Grimalkin, (look it up) . I have decided that there is nothing that I can do about him/her and I’m not prepared to run and hide so I’ll just keep on with my life.

Grimalkin faded into the background for a while and I thought that he/she may have developed another passion, perhaps looking after many of cats. Then I noticed that I was receiving email newsletters form sites that I had not signed up for. They ranged form Frommers, the travel magazine, to Boston Pride. It was a odd collection.   But once again with an overwhelming homosexual theme.  Once again, is this supposed to enrage me?  Upset me?  Get with the times Grimalkin.  Calling someone gay, or insinuating that they are homosexual is not a put down.  You’ll be calling me “white” next.  Ouch that’d hurt.

I find it surprising that this day and age that you can sign up someone else to website’s email list and that they do not send a conformation email, to see if it was really you. These enewsletters were a little annoying, but really they were like spam so easily ignorable.

So to take it up a notch Gimalkin, has now taken my photo offline and set up an OK Cupid account. Supposedly:

I’m looking for that special man to share my life with. I am an active outdoorsman who loves to camp, hike, fish, and mountain bike so my special man needs to have a love for the outdoors and be able to keep up with me. On another side of me I don’t mind a quiet evening at home with my special someone, be it watching a movie or a quiet dinner or snuggling by the fireplace with a nice glass of wine.”

Looking at the rest of the profile I’m a bit of a catch. To bad that I’m madly in love with my sweetie and that I’m a straight as a lodgepole pine. Good thing that I’m comfortable with who I am. Grimalkin must really have no life. I’m beginning to feel sorry for her/him. Perhaps they need to see someone about their deeply disturbing troubles.

So once again, this is a calling to my cyber-harpy. Quit hiding and show yourself.

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Disturbing Web Site

Well this week I have found one of my most favourite web tools and through it a site that really bugs me.

The first one is Stumble upon it is one of the most addictive add-ons to Fire Fox that I have found. It is better than channel surfing because it allows you to save and book mark these awesome pages as you come across them. When you first sign up you get to chose a few areas of interest. It takes you to sites that other people have favourite within those interests. You can change them at any time and add new ones as you see fit.

Through sites that I have stumbled upon I have learned the anatomy of a Black hole all the way to how to put flash memory into Any Ipod (Which will be great when the hard drive in my Ipod finally kicks it in) plus lots of awesome website design ideas…

On the flip side of the coin I have found a site that really disturbed me not for the content but for what it purports to do. Spam some one (no link given because it is evil). This is a spamming site where all you have to do is put in someone’s email address and it will farm out that address to “spackers” and “botnets”. You even get to choose why you are spamming them. The list is extensive and the more popular the larger the font. “Arrogant Fat B&tch” looks like the number one reason, with “Incompetent” and “loser” coming in a distant second and third.

There are many things that I have come across on the net. Some of them absolutely awful, so awful that they actively disturb long after looking at them. The awful usually are things that have happened in the past. I don’t know why this site has bugged me as mush as it does perhaps it is because it allows in the active participation of creating a major annoyances.

If you feel that you need to spam someone why don’t you face them and tell them why they are a jerk, instead of being a yellow bellied, chicken livered, buttwipe and hiding behind anonymous spammer.

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