January 14th, 2011

it management gotta

IT Documents for Auditors... (sigh)

Of course, I almost forgot that I have to do those (damn) IT Documents for Rosanna to give to the Auditors this weekend. (sigh)

You know, all this IT crap just has me by the scruff of my neck -- no lie!

But I'm sure Marilyn and I will be happy with our exciting new computers -- when they're finally set up and ready to use!

(And it's about time!)

archangel michael

Please DONATE to the Australian Flood Relief

One of my LiveJournal Friends (Kayt the_kaytinator) asked if I could share this link with everyone. So please consider helping out, if you can!

Please DONATE to the flood relief appeal for Queensland (Australia). This is the OFFICIAL link -- so be careful about donating anywhere else...

And can you PLEASE help spread the word?

Thanks, everyone!


SPAM at LiveJournal. (sigh)

I don't get WHY people want to SPAM blogs here at LiveJournal!

The festival has a 'story blog' here, where during our Centennial year we shared the collected stories of tons of various people (along with photos). This thing gets SPAM comments usually on a monthly basis. Comments that I immediately delete. As I'm the only one who gets the notifications, I suspect no one else ever sees the content of these comments (no one has ever mentioned it to me), so if the spammers are hoping to actually reach an audience, I think they'd be sadly mistaken...

Interestingly enough, none of these comments are the Russian SPAM that goes around other blogs. Last week I had to delete some really offensive pornographic comments and entries that were Russian for some communities I help maintain/moderate.

Usually people remove the SPAM immediately, so I don't get the point. How many people are they really reaching in the few minutes that any of this crap is visible? Email SPAM makes little sense to me, either, but I must admit it makes more sense than blog SPAM...

These people are insensitive pigs and totally disgust me, by the way -- no matter where they're sending their SPAM. Every now and then a seemingly legitimate firm sends out SPAM advertising (especially true for the various festival emails, of which I get many aside from my own account). Do they really think (!!!) that we'd EVER use a firm that SPAMS us??? Seriously, even if they had a miracle product or service, I'd NEVER hire them or buy from them if they contacted me via SPAM.

But think about it: Somebody out there must respond to it, or why would they keep on using this method? If it always failed 100% of the time, no one would bother...

That means that ultimately we are responsible for SPAM to some degree. Part of the problem is even opening it. The best answer is always to delete without viewing/opening.

Well, I'll continue to remove community entries and comments that are SPAM, as quickly as I can. Because there's no way I'm helping them out with their advertising crap. I'm glad LiveJournal lets us mark this stuff as SPAM when we delete it, because hopefully that means they dump these people who create accounts for the purpose of SPAMMING us. Of course, much of it is anonymous, so there's little anyone can do about that!

computer power

New Computer!

I need to go race and get ready to go, so I really don't have time to type this...

Anyway, Marilyn's and my new computers are on top of our desks and the transfer of things has started! In fact, I'm typing this using my new computer. (First LJ entry with the new computer... woo hoo...)

I'm so DONE for now.

But I need to get pumped up to head to this event now! We're due there by 5:30 -- it starts at 6:00. And it runs to 8:00 (and I hope we can get out of there sometime between 8:00 and 8:30).

I don't look all that great, but whatever! Considering my day -- and my entire week -- this is the best I can do, folks.

Off to finish dressing a primping.