October 4th, 2005

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Spending the night at trystan_laryssa's. Allegra is not yet retrofitted for the century of the fruitbat. Yet.
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Lemming: 25 "rarely-asked" questions; my answers.

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  • Do you ever click on "Pop Ups" or Banners?
    Those two things are entirely different sauces intended for the same revenue goose. Pop-ups, never ever ever. I despise the things, and I have ideas for the eternal fate of not only the hapless inventor, but those who use them.

    Banner ads, on the other hand, can be perfectly decent and legitimate. They just sit there. Sometimes they move. (Well, they move often, but eh.) If they're advertising a product or service that I'm interested in, and the purveyor looks non-skeezy (say, a manufacturer's ad for HP notebooks on yahoo webmail might catch my attention, and I know I've clicked on a Vonage ad or two)-- but the ones that I'm very much not interested in, or ones that catch my attention as "skeezy", mostly by accumulated experience, grammar, and graphics skills (those "WTF is your credit score?" and the auto insurance by state with the new different ways to display the 50 states -- raindrops, peacock feathers, candies) -- those I stay away from like woah.

    If a banner ad or a side-panel ad actively offends me, whether it be with skeeziness, offenses to grammar, offenses to art (a non-proportionately resized image is an offense before the eyes of the Other), offenses to sanity, offenses to morality and/or common decency (Yahoo's IMU ads), offenses upon my poor cones and rods (anything with clashing and flashing), and other values of Just Plain Wrong, I employ a happy little Firefox plugin called "Adblock". Out of some semblance of a social conscience, I don't do this on ad-supported sites that I frequent unless the offense given by the ad is egregious.


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    Fwd: the creation of pets

    A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to 'Where do pets come from?'

    Adam said, 'Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me every day. Now I do not see you any more. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me.'And God said 'No problem. I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself.'

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    Fwd: International Numbers

    Not suitable for Bush fans.
    Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed."

    "OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!"

    His staff sit stunned at this outburst of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits at his desk, head in hands.

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