I usually don't have many opinions and I usually don't respond to people's messages to tell them mine. But here's a couple just because I feel like writing them SOMEWHERE
It's EITHER Ninety-nine Red Balloons OR Neun und Neunzig Luftballons. IT IS NOT Ninety-nine Luft Balloons!!! And Listen Up MTV... LUFT DOES NOT MEAN RED!!! http://nena.com ... still touring in '99 .... this one has bugged me for years ... pretty trivial huh?
Subjects I am tired of seeing:
Tired of messages that have a one sentence response but nothing quoted as to what the response it to. They mean nothing.
Two pages quoted, 5 words in response.
I make a pot of coffee, I'm waiting for it to finish, someone stands there and moves the pot so they can fill up their cup from the coffee that still coming out of the machine. They can't wait?!?! They don't know that throws of the balance of the rest of the pot? The pot that I was making? They take it from the beginning and the rest of the pot is weaker or they take near the end and the rest of the pot is stronger. JUST WAIT FOUR MINUTES!!!
So what do I do about spammers? I run my own mail server so I get to do my own filtering and such. Even with all the SPAM I do get, there's a ton more that I never see. The majority is stopped by the SpamCop service that my server checks against. Stuff that I have to my own filters manually get the full treatment. I filter the product, the server hosting images, the server hosting html... You have something to do with me getting the SPAM, you get filtered... From me and anyone else using my server. In fact, here's a list of domain names I have in my own filter and the email address of root for their machine. I'm sure they don't mind SPAM. This filter doesn't even include address filters, subject filters and phrase filters.
Rant on "Motorcyclist" waving:
I hear (read) people whining now and then about people not waving back as they pass you on a motorcycle. This is for you:
Hi. I don't know you. I probably have never met you. There's a good chance I will never meet you. I probably have as much in common with you as I do with a stranger driving a mini-van. I own a mini-van. I don't wave at other people driving mini-vans either. "What about the comradery between bikers?" some clueless newbie might ask. Go back to the top and start reading again. I'd probably be put away in a huggy jacket if I started waving to every mini-van driver out there, why should it be "expected" on a motorcycle. And if you ARE someone I know while going 70MPH in the opposite direction of you going the same speed... well I think that's 140 MPH total and chances are that if I recognized you it'd be too late to wave. Besides, if I DO know you, we'll meet up later, right? If I don't know you... get a thicker skin. Go ahead and blame me for not acknowledging your presence and boosting your self esteem by me making you feel like you "belong". If you need that type of morale boost then you probably need to buy a Porsche... or a dog. Think of me as an asshole of you want, but just act like an adult and deal with it and don't complain to me because all you'll be doing is showing your insecurities. You'll find plenty of people that will wave back. Go to a rally... lots of people to wave to... you'll probably notice however that after a while that NO ONE waves at anyone... the novelty runs out after a hundred or so in an hour.
And yes, I stop for broken down bikes.
I could go on and on, but I would "really" start ranting and
will become incomprehensible.
And now for something completely different...
That stupid statement; "It takes 44 muscles to frown, but only 4 to smile" or some such rot. That must be my so many smiling people look like slack jawed simpletons. Their faces get no exercise.
That's all, I never said there'd be a lot. Maybe I'll add more if something bugs me.
Where did you want to be today?