Saturday, January 28, 2006

Fighting "Badware" without the pompous Ivy league drama?

[Thanks to Lakshmikanth for this]

[Click on the title to go to the BBC article (yes the bbc can be useful, or entertaining too..depending on how you interpret the article!)

This is a true fight. A silly website with no real plans is not. Google has of course started pouring money into all sorts of fads, so no wonder they have their heads in and up many things. Let's hope they get their act together.

In the meantime, our 419 friends are getting to be famous at the church of painted breasts and other similarly modified body parts...

Friday, January 27, 2006

The latest incarnation in desi spam....its not!

It's IITians forming a political party. I am not against the 5 dudes. In a country that is desperate for change, they might just make a difference....but, it should not be to my Inbox.

And, please give them a chance to do something, and then maybe you can fill in on what they HAVE done.

Their being IITians tells me only one thing: At one point, they were better than a lot of people in math, physics and chemistry. How that translates into finding a way to accumalate 540 seats (or has that gone up now?) and make radical changes, I don't know, and frankly, I don't want to.

So please, oh overlords of list cloggers.....stay away from mine when it comes to IITians and their grand schemes for my country. My heart has wept enough for all the widows and bankers of imaginary rich people in the deep jungles of Africa....

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Verizon: What do you do when your entire network stalks you?

Okay, here is the deal. Explain this. You wake up one morning, brush, have the coffee, mother nature calls, maybe you shower, you dress up and you walk out of your home. The entire world has given up its day job and is following you. Some construction guy is hanging behind you from a crane, and, you decide that it is the right time to walk into your cellphone company?

I don't even feel like shouting out "Give me a break" anymore. What will all those people following me think? Or do?