Welcome to yet another, Cross Thread Thursday! Brought to you by those happy little gerbils at Hackerspace and cross posted to Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Powder Room, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, CrossTalk, Gawrker, and now The Salad Bowl! Welcome to TSB :)
Today’s post is a bit later than usual because I’m taking my Mustang to the last Roush open house of the year. But I’ll be here!!
Today is National Lazy Day! Judging by the lack of posts recently on Hackerspace, I’d say it’s been National Lazy Week! ;) Kidding! It’s summer, people are still busy until the kids go back to school...totally understandable.
It’s also National Spoil Your Dog day which is pretty much every day in our house. Some of you know, we have two dobermans. They are two of the most spoiled dogs I know.
When I was still working, I would post in the morning what was special about that day. Some of the ‘days’ are silly, some are somber, but if you’re interested, this is a great site to check and they have an app! Then again, almost everyone these days has an app... CheckItDay
I use Gmail for my primary address. Gmail has a pretty darned good spam filter, but I am a nosy person so I look at all the spam before I delete it. I’ve found from time to time, mistakes that shouldn’t be in there which is the biggest reason I check, but lately I’ve been getting a huge influx of spam from one word senders accusing me of sending nude photos and to stop sending them. First of all, in my prime, I was pretty hot but as you age, you clothe more of yourself than not, and there is no way I’m sending anyone nude photos of me anymore. Then again, maybe they’d stop accusing me! ;) However, I’m trying to figure out the purpose of these emails. My best guess is that they’re hoping people will answer saying it’s not them so the sender can verify the email address and then add it to their sell list. I don’t answer. I delete. Still, that’s my best guess.
I don’t engage with spam emails but I do with the spam phone calls. I especially love the Windows one. You know, the one that claims to be calling from Microsoft accusing you of sending bad packets and virus’s across the interwebs and you must let them into your computer to check on this. I just tell them, after oh no’ing for awhile, that I use a Chromebook. They usually hang up.
What do you do? Do you engage? Ignore? Block? Got any good stories? I’m always up for a good laugh. Tell me in the comments what you’ve done or not done. I’d love to hear it. But as always, please, no politics. There are more than enough places in the Kinjaverse for those and more than enough people who will love to argue with you.