It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Yes, I am a little bored. Why do you ask?

The spam filter … I have a heap of stuff all originating in Turkey. All of it English… sort of. Or maybe it’s not English. It uses English words, but they all add up to… nothing. Doesn’t seem to be advertising a product or service. No idea what it’s supposed to be accomplishing, and I’m not fool enough to follow the link. Anyway, WordPress’s ever-diligent spam filter sent them straight to comment limbo, and I’m perfectly willing to let them languish away there, ignored and unloved, until Akismet vaporizes it permanently.

More timely, and more comprehensible, are the offers of Naughty Nudie Pics of Kate Middleton. (I think that would be the Duchess of Cambridge to you, sir. Ahem.) This I understand. Porn is pretty straightforward. Assuming they exist (which I doubt) and assuming they really were simply nude pics, we could debate whether that makes them porn or simply erotica. Not that I clicked on that link, either. Straightforward, except for the warning at the end: Don’t post this link, or “I will hunt you.”

“Hunt me”? Ouch. I think I sprained an eyeball with the involuntary rolling.

Hoookay. Porn-promising spam, with added threat. YOU I’ll delete immediately.

May 3, 2011 Posted by | random and odd | | 1 Comment


Emma wrote two of her three tests today. She got 90% on the medical terms test (pass was 75%), and managed 6000 keystrokes/hour on data entry (required level, 4000). On that basis, they have scheduled the French language test for her on Thursday morning.

Then her file gets sent to the hiring side of HR.

And then she might get a job.

All this at not-quite-18. Wow.

You’d think this was a real job…


May 3, 2011 Posted by | my kids | 5 Comments