Thursday, March 29, 2012

Our Hardworking IT Desk

This was sent to me at 3 AM this morning:

Dear User,

We are upgrading our webmail to a new version,we are also deleting user not active for we to create space for new user.For we not to delete your account you are hereby to summit the information below so that we can protect your account from be deleted and also upgrade your account for spam mail.

I don't think I'm about to summit anything, because my account gets plenty of spam mail as it stands.

I don't why I'm complaining about incompetent phishers when it's the smart ones I should be worried about, but I just have to vent sometimes.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Turkish Undelight

From my inbox this morning and fairly often before this morning. Needless to say, there is no unsubscribe link, and the sender's name is noreply. Hey, I'm publicizing it...



28 November -01 December 2012

Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa, Antalya, Turkey

Dear Hurst Christopher

We would like to invite you to submission proposals for the “World Conference on Psychology and Sociology” which will take place on November 28 – November 01, 2012, at the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa in Antalya in Turkey.

We made a special agreement with the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa for you. While you have been sharing ideas with your colleagues coming from all over the world at the conference, you can catch a wonderful holiday opportunity with your family or partner with prices start from “all inclusive” 35 € (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be unlimited) . Furthermore, it is free of charge for your children!

Let’s meet the historical and holiday city in Antalya in Turkey.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

1969 Albums

The latest poll over at the Expert Witnesses blog is the year 1969. My list:

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
The Band - The Band
Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
Tracy Nelson - Mother Earth Presents Tracy Nelson Country
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
The Who - Tommy
The Kinks - Arthur
Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker!
Sly and the Family Stone - Stand!
Leonard Cohen - Songs From a Room
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
The Stooges - The Stooges

Notes - I definitely spoke too soon about the Rolling Stones on my 25 favorite albums, although they are a band you admire rather than like.... I talked myself into trading "Blood on the Tracks" for "Nashville Skyline" on that list... I had "Dusty in Memphis" on one of the alternate lists, but I had to listen to it twice to get it up 8th, although 8th on this list is no shame. I making her a project... I was a big Kinks fan for a long time, but I never liked "Village Green Preservation Society" apart from the title song until recently. I thought the songs were too brittle... I hold Robbie Robertson's last twenty five years of producing awful albums (hire a singer!) against "The Band"... I had to assemble Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude" from his box set and that may have cost it, but 12th on this list is no shame... "Green River" was the first album I ever bought, so forgive me if it's up a few notches... I go way back with Fairport Convention as well... There are a few albums I wish I'd listened to as part of the project, but, seriously, that's a titanic top ten - I don't think another album is cracking it. And none of the above albums is anything less than recommended, although your attention might wander during Sly's "Sex Machine" or the Stooge's "We Will Fall".

Monday, March 05, 2012

Wouldn't Think Of It

From the ILL system's inbox:

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