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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Bacon and Eggs

on 19 May, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 4.15.42 PMArgh! I have become, once again, inundated with spam! Every now and then, my mailbox loads up with offers for loans, car sales, weight loss supplements and “free” money. I have a couple of theories as to why this occurs, as I am unable to validate any of them. Let me just say that I think someone I once knew must have some extra time on his (or her) hands.

Does SPAM ever work? I mean, how many newbies are there out there in the world? Once you’ve sent SPAM to every single person who ever had an email account, then what? Do they ever manage to snag anyone for any reasonable amount of money. I mean, profit? There has to be some overhead, right? I suppose if you manage to snag just one unsuspecting newbie, you might get a few bucks… but enough to make it prosperous and continue the ridiculous spamming over and over?

I guess it can be easy to get someone’s email address into the spam-o’rama ridiculousness though. On a bet, I proved that you couldn’t get through one of those “giveaways” that promised you a new computer or iPad or vacation or something equally coveted. You start out with an easy quiz or task and it takes you down a rabbit hole from which you can never recover. Actually more like multiple rabbit holes all going in different directions all at the same time. And in the process your email address (and any other pertinent information) gets appropriated and disseminated to various spam sites who give or sell your information over and over to even more spam sites. I suppose if one were vindictive horrendous sub-human kind of person, that would be easiest way to inundate a potential enemy with SPAM!

So, if you are reading this (and you know who you are!!) please stop. If you really miss me, call. I might talk to you. But not if you continue to fill up my in-box with this crap.

Okay, rant over.

One thing I wanted to start doing again, is using drop caps in my posts. If you are new to my blog, you won’t know that I have written over 300 posts, but once the original blogging turned negative and bitchy, I took a long hard look at what I had been writing and who I was lashing out at and decided that it wasn’t the best use of my writing. So, I drew a hard line and made all of those posts private.

But one result of that action is that all of my use drop caps were hidden. So, I will start again. I found this wonderful site and an extremely talented designer who has posted much of her work for all to use. As long as proper credit is given, and this extremely talented woman deserves that and so much more.

Her name is Jessica Hische and her website (at least the one I use) is called Daily Drop Cap. I am going back to using one per post, which means that I will be using them again, but I think they are worth it… they are GORGEOUS! And they are fun to use.

So, I will use it in my closing today, since I am already at the bottom.

 

 

MacCupcake

 

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