The Post Office, Technology, Holidays And Much Much More…maybe

I should start out by wishing all of our American readers a happy Thanksgiving. I should, but I’m not going to, Ha! Seriously, happy Thanksgiving. Wherever you are, I hope you’re having a happy one, unless I don’t like you, in which case I hope you choke on your dinner, prick! In fact, choke on it twice just to make sure that it’s a job well done.

I saw on the news today that President Bush went to Iraq to have a visit with some of the troops that he’s sent to their deaths who haven’t quite held up their end of the bargain yet. I’ve gotta say, I’ve never hoped for a terrorist attack in my entire life, until I heard he was there. I want to clarify that I don’t hate the military. I understand that they’ve got a job to do and I respect that. They’re doing something that I’d never have the guts to do, march head on into what could very well be certain death on the orders of rich people who aren’t brave enough to do their own dirty work but wish to collect all the benefits. I just happen to think that your commander in chief is a fucking pimple on the ass of life and needs to be scrubbed, and soon! Whether you vote him out or somebody offs him I don’t care, he just needs to be gone for the sake of the entire world. Ok, let’s change topics now, don’t wanna get overly political here, at least not right now.

If any of you are using the paid version of the pop-up blocking program
Ad Shield,
I wanted to warn you not to install the new multi-media block list they have posted. The thing is way too trigger happy and blocks out pretty much all forms of media that aren’t text or html. I’m talking about everything from flash to mp3’s, however they fit into the advertising spectrum. Flash, yes, mp3’s, what the fuck? I put the thing in, then realized what it did when I couldn’t do a goddamn thing. I then spent the next while trying to clean out all the new entries in the list box. It’s not hard, it’s just time consuming and a pain in the ass. It merges with the regular block list, so you have to scroll through that whole thing and remove each new entry individually. I sent them an email asking them what the hell they were thinking, so maybe I’ll post what they say once they write me back.

I’m not talking about the standard block lists, I’m talking about this new one that is dated November 21st that’s under a different heading. The standard lists are fine, and if you haven’t done so, grab the one dated October 29th and import it, it blocks some cool new stuff. Well maybe cool isn’t the right word, but it’s cool that it blocks what it does.

And if you’re not an Ad Shield user, you should be. It’s the best $29.95 U.S I ever spent on my computer, right up there with the cheap virus scanner I have, but it didn’t cost that much so Ad Shield wins. They have a trial, but you don’t get the sweet block list files which means you’ll have to create your own which would take a long time seeing as it blocks over 650 ad serving sites now, not to mention what it can do without the list.

Enough about that, I said I was gonna talk about the post office, and that I am. I was there yesterday picking up some stuff that I bought online when I got an idea. I’m not sure if I’m the first one to think of this, but I’m gonna call it my idea for now.

Anyway, I was watching people pay to get stamps, and to have things forwarded and all manner of things that they charge for in there when I realized that hey, you could probably send anything you wanted for free. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but I bet you could send letters to your folks this way. All you have to do is either mess up the address on purpose or not fill it out at all. Then, instead of writing the return address as your house, put down the address of the person you wanted it to go to in the first place. In case you don’t know, the return address is where they return stuff when the postage isn’t quite right, like when people like you who will be trying this don’t put a stamp on it, or when they can’t ship to the destination. Then drop it in your local mailbox, like the ones they have in malls and such and let the fun begin. Note: Don’t use your own mailbox, because then they’ll know who you are and that you’re up to no good.

I’ve never tried this because well, I just thought it up yesterday and I haven’t had to send anything at all since then, let alone something I don’t mind losing if they decide to send it to the dead letter office instead. But if any of you have done this before or want to give it a go, let me know how it turns out.

I think that’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll be back later, hopefully when I’m in a better mood. I’m not in seriously bad moods much of the time but for some reason I am now. Weird part is there’s no reason for it, none at all. Oh well, I’m sure it’ll go away with time. So until we meet again, happy holidays to the Americans, and mary Thursday to the rest of the world.

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