Think using Yahoo or Hotmail e-mail at work protects you from your boss’ prying eyes? Think again. New spy software essentially lets employers or parents co-pilot virtually any kind of e-mail account, including private Web-based e-mail accounts like Yahoo and Hotmail. A new version of eBlaster spyware will secretly forward all e-mail coming and going through such Web-based accounts to a spy’s e-mail, allowing anyone to ride-along even supposedly private e-mail.Just a little heads-up to those of you who haven't heard the word yet. Be careful out there folks... (Get the full scoop at MSNBC.com.)
Today, my better half turns 30. Where do I start? I was just a teenager, 19 years old, when I met him. And even when he didn't...I always knew. I am so incredibly blessed to have him by my side each and every day -- even when he makes cracks about my hair. I often tease him that he's the only one on the planet that could put up with me for a lifetime, and I mean it. He'll tell you otherwise...but don't listen to him. I'm right. We're heading on seven years of marriage, and I still find post-it notes in places I'd least expect them telling me "good morning", or "I love you", or well, that's for us now isn't it? Every day when I check my e-mail I have a note from him saying "good morning" with hugs and kisses -- even though he knows it will probably be afternoon by the time I actually read it. How lucky am I?
This weekend, this was the scene I walked out to after brushing my teeth, washing my face, and other nightly routines... (The foot of the bed faces the master bath.) Thankfully the camera was in close-reach, so I had to share. I never imagined life could be this happy.
We received this in the mail today. How cool is that?! The only problem is, there was no identifying information -- just the license plate and a business card from the company that made it. We have no way of being able to thank the sender.
Don't forget, I am Chris Pirillo's favorite blog read!
ASKING FOR A LINK: Every so often I receive an e-mail that says, "Hi, please add my weblog to your portal page." Or worse, "Hi, I am interested in trading links with you. Please confirm that you have added me to your site so that I can add you to mine." What?
Yes I know that many "experts" will advise you to trade links with others in order to increase traffic to your site, but in the weblog community an email like this is very bad form. Think about it: Almost all of us maintain our weblogs for free, in our spare time. Our only payment is traffic to our sites. More to the point, our reputations are built largely on the quality of the links we provide to our readers, especially in the case of filters. Maintainers of blog-style sites are just as motivated to protect their hard-earned credibility by pointing their readers, when they do link, only to sites that genuinely reflect their taste...
...In contrast with telling another weblogger that you admire their work, I think it's iffy to write suggesting that they would enjoy yours. Well, they might, but chances are they already have looked at your weblog if you have linked to them. If they haven't linked you, they might be waiting to see if you make it past the one-month or two-month mark...
Putting another weblogger in the awkward position of having to turn you down or ignore your request may make her feel guilty. Since guilt is based on the worry that one is not a good person, your note may make the weblogger whose attention you hope to attract feel vaguely bad about herself. Because none of these feelings originate with her own actions, the weblogger will quickly transform this vaguely bad feeling about herself to a vaguely bad feeling about you. If your goal is to gain allies in the weblog world, putting others in an uncomfortable position is poor strategy.
"In a bizarre attack, a job hunter was 'robbed' of sperm in Kraaifontein, after a passerby offered him food, took him home and beat him up before forcing him to ejaculate into a jar.Words...fail me. But at least you can get a free case of beer if you've been bitten by a crocodile, no matter where you live.
Police spokesman Ian Rosant confirmed that a 33-year-old man had laid a charge of indecent assault with Kraaifontein police. He said the suspect, described as middle-aged, had offered the man work and food at his home. But instead he took his victim into a room, locked the door and asked him to have sex with his wife.
Rosant said that when the confused and shocked job seeker refused to have sex with his false Samaritan's wife, the man punched him. 'The attacker then partially stripped the frightened man and forcibly caused him to ejaculate' while the woman looked on, Rosant said. The man collected his victim's sperm and sealed it in a jar. The attacker let him go and he fled."
The caption was: "A two-month-old puppy takes a nap on a bottle of cold water to cool off from the summer heat in Beijing, China Monday, July 29, 2002. (AP Photo/Str)"