quote of the moment
a return to greatness
-- middle aged white woman at the "slow food nation 08" show; SF, CA
-- sign at the slow-food farmers' expo, san francisco
-- statement in a book being read by a person in front of me on BART
that i just happened to notice by pure chance
one of these protocol features is the "+" extension. when you use the +
sign in the name of an email address, everything to the right of is
ignored but still sent to the same original email address. this is
useful for filtering (specific email addresses get special handling) as
well as leaving a digital trail of how certain people are getting your
for example, if my email address was email@example.com, i could use
firstname.lastname@example.org for as my address here and my b166er account would
still get the email. i'd know the original source of the email was
either this blog directly or indirectly. (and, if i wanted, i could set
up a filter to automatically forward all my +blog mail to my tmail
address on my hiptop.)
today i got an email from ticketpond.com that had my "+paypal"
extension. which means that paypal has sold my email adress to them.
this, to be clear, is the company inherently trusted with people's
banking information online. i haven't looked into the company details
yet (e.g. paypal could own ticketpond), but i don't care. i'm pissed.
and i'm not taking this lying down.
-- sign by sink in a cabin, "riverside cabins and garage;" riverside, WY
-- sign on the side of a wheelchair with a basket on front in a
wal*mart; laramie, WY
-- sign in a sonic drive-in parking lot; lakewood, CO
-- paris hilton in a public announcement aimed at the US presidential
-- alexander solzhenitzyn, gulag archipelago
-- fat paulie, discussing his synching of an iphone