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And I’m OUT.

Well, I’m about done with the whole blogging thing for now. I honestly just do not have the time to post fresh content about the ridiculous minutia that envelopes my thoughts on a daily basis. And, believe me, there is alot of it.

Maybe later this year I will hit it again (though probably not on WordPress — I’m not a fan.). Keep your eyes and browser open for me, friends. Er, friend — nobody reads my silliness except Evan. Until then, keep on truckin. (I’ve always wanted to say that.)

Kisses,

Di

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La Pequena Hilary Clinton is Getting Angry…

…and you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry. This is La Pequena’s finest work to date — creepy and yet oddly realistic.

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Sorry for the lack of posts lately, DT fans (all 2 of you). I’ve had the dirty leather boot heel of The Man pressed against my neck over the past few days. Clearly, management did not recieve the memo I sent proclaiming myself to be unable to do their bidding any longer but still happy to collect a paycheck. It’s a medical condition, you see. I’m a recovering workaholic and I really should not have to be exposed to my addiction. I know there’s a lawsuit in there somewhere…

Anyway, I’ll be back to my web-based hi-jinx and bashing in a day or two. Toodles for now.

Kiss kiss,

Di

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Run while there’s still time, Ry!!

A dark cloud has appeared in the heavens above California today. My back-up boyfriend, aka Ryan Reynolds, has announced his engagement to that blonde chick with the big hoo-hoos from “Ghost World”. Apparently, he got tired of waiting for me all these years and decided to just pull the trigger. Or maybe he’s just trying to get some hand in our relationship. Ok. So it’s imaginary hand in our imaginary relationship, but still….

If he goes through with this sham of a marriage, I will have to officially dump his ass and find a new make-believe boyfriend. Damn. All the good ones are taken, gay, or douchy. It’s so difficult being me sometimes.

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Movie scene of the day

“What is your nationality?”
“I’m a drunkard.”
“That makes Rick a citizen of the world.”

– Nazi Major Strasser and Captain Renault discuss Rick’s political loyalties (Casablanca)

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Movie quote of the day

I’d rather you go bald to school than looking like a tramp.
– Joan Crawford to her daughter, Christina (“Mommy Dearest”)

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Love means never having to say “you infected me”

David Utter of SecurityProNews filed this story yesterday about targeted holiday spam:

Like eating a box of chocolates, visiting sites touted by spam could leave people with a lot of regret. Security vendor BitDefender spotted waves of junk email promoting pharmaceuticals and replica watches.

Pharma spammers pitch drugs of all kinds. With this being Valentine’s Day, it isn’t difficult to erect an opinion about the kind of pharmaceuticals this wave of spam promoted, though BitDefender did not name any names.

As for replica watches, well, anyone who buys a fake Rolex for a significant other probably deserves whatever negative fallout comes from that. But since this means giving money to criminals, and personal data too, we have to advise people to steer clear of such come-ons, today or any other day.

“The most annoying and dangerously themed spam is an adware-carrying wave,” BitDefender noted. “The emails pretended to open a page specialized in sending e-cards (“Wish them love and a happy Valentines Day with one of our animated, personal greeting cards”), but instead the user was sent to a “smiley center”.”

“If the user downloaded the “free smiles”, an adware “gift” was also received,” they continued. Such a gift keeps on giving, in the form of popup ads and other CPU-draining or worse activities on a PC.

“Believe it or not, spammers are actually starting to target their messages in hopes of getting greater returns” Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender CTO, said in the post.

“Users need to be wary of the different URLs they click on during holiday seasons, as they will start to notice their inboxes increasingly being flooded with targeted spam during these periods.”

Especially since infected hardware can put a crimp on one’s life, we suspect.

I can totally understand why ordinarily careful web surfers would click through on spam during a holiday buying season. Consider it in light of the comments I made yesterday about holiday paranoia: get something good or get in trouble.

Here you sit at 2am trolling theWeb for gift ideas, just hoping, praying, that some divine inspiration will come your way. You’ve got maybe two days left before the big day and time is running out, so you click on anything that could possibly save your ass — Vermont Teddy Bears, Pajama-Grams, Franklin Mint cherub figurines…anything. It’s desperation that leads people to make bad choices in situations like this, not stupidity (well, ok, a little stupidity). The folks who design spam campaigns know this and they capitalize upon it. Smart business practice on their part, eh?

In an unrelated note, all this talk of spam has made me hungry for it. I love those little spam sushi bricks they make in Hawaii. They fry up a little slab of meat, slap it onto sticky rice, and wrap it in nori. It’s damn good, too. I had to look up the name of it: musubi. One of those things you’d probably never eat at home, but is somehow perfectly delicious if you’re on vacation. Yummy. Actually, I’m not sure if I’m craving spam sushi or just craving a vacation.

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