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June 01, 2005

What My Inbox Tells Me, Among Other Things

  1. Sitting checking my email box I realize: Wow. My ebay account has been suspended so many times it's not even funny. I wonder why ebay keeps reinstating it if they're just going to suspend it again. Also, PayPal sure does need me to verify my account a lot -- like every day and sometimes twice or more the same day. Not a very tightly run ship, that PayPal.
  2. Yubbledew says we shouldn't listen to Amnesty International when it says America is abusing its prisoners—and especially when reports of abuse (see e.g.) come from “people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth” (emphasis mine). You tell 'em George! Now, should we listen to claims that something is absurd from someone who speaks in absurdities?
  3. disassemble |ˌdisəˈsembəl| verb [ trans. ] (often be disassembled) take (something) to pieces : the piston can be disassembled for transport.
  4. And speaking of language, do you speak Deadwood? (Caution: This link is absolutely not for those offended by, um, vulgar lingo.)
  5. Is it just me, or has Daypop died? No matter when I try to load the page my browser says it cannot connect to the server. That makes me sad.
  6. iMuffs: Cool. Now that portable music players are small enough to really fit in your pocket the most annoying thing is dealing with cords. No more cords, no more problems. Of course, if you have a shuffle or have something non-iPod, you could always just get a cord keeper.
  7. Did you know that while I was whiling away the hours redesigning this site (to no purpose, since RSS is killing design; the horror!), I actually should have been grading about 100 journal competitions? Funny, I didn't know that either. Oops. I need to hire someone to keep track of my to-do list. If you see a help-wanted ad like that soon on the DC Craiglist, that's me.
  8. Congratulations and best wishes to my Seester who has a job interview today. Knock 'em dead! (But not really, of course. More language games....)

Posted June 1, 2005 06:53 AM | lists

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i hope you know most of those paypal emails are spoofs just trying to get your bank info.

Posted by: monica at June 1, 2005 09:42 AM

I've been getting those emails too -- if you get more, forward them to Like Monica said, they are fake.

Posted by: CM at June 1, 2005 12:07 PM

Never mind... missed the sarcasm the first time I read it.

Posted by: CM at June 1, 2005 12:08 PM

as you all can see, CM and i are big dorks.

Posted by: monica at June 1, 2005 05:19 PM

Hmm, I'm worried enough about someone stabbing me for my iPod (happened down the street from my house), I think the right person wouldn't hesistate to just walk up behind me and rip those iMuffs right off my head. Though, that does remove the stabbing part.

Plus, I don't want to have to say "iMuffs" everytime someone asks me what they are. :)

Posted by: Heather at June 1, 2005 05:53 PM

Oh man, that Deadwood MP3 sounds like a typical day in Joisey! I mean seriously, on coming to the midwest I had to unlearn my natural tendency to put the "F" word in between all the others that actually carried some meaning beyond it. Brilliant!

Posted by: Famous P. at June 2, 2005 10:57 AM

i was equally baffled when bushie said "dissasemble" . . . somewhere, a speech-writing aide is slapping his forehead.

ps - new format v. pretty, but i too miss pop-up comments (having the window scroll to them when loading the comments post page would simulate that a bit better, perhaps?)

Posted by: em at June 2, 2005 06:38 PM

em: good call. I think I've got that anchor all hooked up now. I'm still not seeing the advantage of popup comments. Why do you miss them?

Posted by: ambimb at June 2, 2005 09:19 PM

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