Let’s extend it to start on December 26 and run through December 24.
Archive for November, 2009
The number of junk mail messages trapped by my accounts since March 2, 2009.
My comics.com email subscription has stopped working. It’s been weeks since an email with my daily comic strips has arrived from comics.com.
My account is active.
My email address is set correctly.
The daily emails are not in my junk mail folder.
It would all be very sad, except for one thing.
I find that I don’t really care.
Sure. I could make a new account. Use a different email address. Pick some new comics. It’s not that hard. But in some weird way, not getting this daily email has somehow made my life simpler in an unmeasurable, intangible way.
Hm. I wonder what other emails I can stop getting…
Yesterday was voting day. Our Hiawatha Web site indicated that it was voting day in Hiawatha, so even though I didn’t know what was on the ballot, I went to find out.
It turns out that we were electing two persons to the city council. There were exactly two people listed on the ballot, with a note to vote for no more than two.
This presented a dilemma.
Should I vote for both of them, because they were willing to serve in a largely thankless job?
Or, should I write in my neighbor’s name, since neither of the candidates made an effort to even let me know that they were running and why I should vote for them?
Or, should I simply not vote, being an obviously ill-informed citizen?
Or, should I vote “no” for the first and “yes” for the second, since people with names closer to the beginning of the alphabet live cushy lives of luxury, while people with names closer to the end of the alphabet face more challenges in life?
Astute readers will notice that I’ve modified my right sidebar to include a fancy Twitter widget. Pretty cool, eh?
When I use Twitter in my personal account, it’s usually for fun and games. But I also use Twitter for my job and my church. In those venues, Twitter provides a simple means to get news out to any that might be interested. The nice thing about the new Twitter widget embedded in a Web site is that you can get the news by following on Twitter, or by looking at the Web site. It’s like getting two flies with one swat!