Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Note on chain email

Note that if you get a chain email with the following video featuring CNN's Lou Dobbs talking about immigration legislation (an immigration reform proposal) involving John Boehner's views on the subject that the video clip is from May 27, 2007, when George Bush was president.

The bill was killed soon after it was "proposed" (it never came to a formal vote). The chain email implied that Obama was trying to get all illegal immigrants legal citizen status. But you can see from CNN's transcript that this video clip is from May 2007:

(Search text for "John Boehner.")

You can read more about the proposed bill here:

Facebook Security.

I tried to post the link to my Google Reader shared items into Facebook and it blocked me from posting it. The first time this has ever happened with any link posting.

"Some content in this message has been reported as abusive by Facebook users."

I guess some people clicked through the link from my profile info and somehow reported it as risque? I kept trying to post it, and then Facebook logged me out and said I was blocked until I re-confirmed my account.

So... if someone who's your friend in Facebook reports your link as being inappropriate... it can stop you from posting it? Why doesn't your friend simply block your activity from being visible, or, better yet, un-friend you? A Google Reader site is not spreading malware. I could have subverted it by converting it to a tiny link, but I didn't feel like it. So here it is. In all its glory.

My Google Reader Feed

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures

Josh Homme, John Paul Jones, and Dave Grohl walked into a bar... and this is what they came up with.


Presentations in my Tuesday/Thursday class start a week from today. The professor didn't give us a schedule of who is going when. He simply said "It will go alphabetically, 4 students per class. So figure out when you go."

Problem was, I have an out-of-town trip this weekend and I have yet to read the book I'm going to present on (much less put together a powerpoint). And since my last name starts with a "d" and since I had an idea that most last names would fall later in the alphabet, I thought I would have to present on Tuesday's class, the day I get back into town.

So I go to email everyone in my class to see if anyone could switch with me when I see


*celebratory dance*

(This post is dedicated to all you "A" last names out there.)