Apropos of nothing.

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That probably would or should have been the title of the blog, not just this post, but well, it will give me something to think on or change or mess with later. Now on my ‘other’ blog, which I won’t go in to much at this time, I have posted at the top of it the following, as ‘explanation’…notice I have not said as excuse, redemption, nor anything else. I am what I am, how I am; I like me just fine, regardless.

 

Don’t Panic…Mostly Harmless.
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I have character defects and I’m not afraid to use them!

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That do? I refuse to edit things much; Edit Hell is on the lower level of {broken} 6th Circle of Hell {Admin building, 3rd to the right, 5th floor, 9th desk, 1st shift only, closed weekends and after 2 p.m. EST daily}

 

most recent I could find

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Yoohoo, Yahoo


The following is straight from wikipedia.

Yahoo Mail, a web-based email service, launched in 1997 through the American parent company Yahoo. Yahoo Mail provides four different email plans: three are for personal use (Basic, Plus, and Ad Free) and another is paid-for business use.[5] [6] By December 2011, it had 281 million users, making it the third largest web-based email service in the world.[7]

So…what is Yahoo actually good for, versus what it promised to be able to do? Not much, and as far as the ‘stats’ of it being the largest, I use mostly Google/Chrome/Gmail these days, and that is primarily why.  It SUPPOSEDLY has that is listed below, but as a long time use on more than one yahoo account, I can assure you the information is wrong and/or incomplete. As far as I can tell, the account expiration is no longer, but haven’t checked my ‘other’ accounts so can not say with total certainty. The pop3 ability has not worked for ages, with notice after notice that can no longer connect gmail, although had it connected and was told it no longer was available and now get almost constant spam from them to connect the two. The most wrong of the wrong is the 100 filters, spam and virus protections. I erased all of mine because it was not working right, and had not been, as I get almost constant spam, many of which have blocked in SEVERAL ways. Even after a new start, it only allowed about 6 entries and then went back to not actually putting ANY of them in there, no matter how many times or ways have filtered and/or blocked them. I click dozens of ‘spam’ every day with them, and each new day or even later in the same day, get the SAME type spam back, sometimes even to exactly as in same sender, same email, ad nauseum. I block them as well, when it says can, which is almost all the time, but it never blocks any which is all the time.

Email storage capacity: 1 TB.[14]
Email attachment limit: 25 MB (up to 100 MB via the built-in ‘Attach Large Files’ app).[15]
Account expiry on inactivity: 12 months.[16] The account cannot be retrieved.
Supported protocols: POP3 in Asia or via YPOPs!, IMAP via IMAP proxy or via Zimbra, SMTP, Mail Forwarding in some countries. US Users gained free POP3 and Forwarding access in 2013.[17]
100 filters to automatically sort incoming messages (200 filters for the Plus version).
Spam and virus protection. (See: DomainKeys)
Advertising is displayed on the screen while working with the email account. Text ads are added to the footer of outgoing messages, as of February 2011.

Yahoo has had 3 or 4 ‘data’ breeches in as many years or less. Yet their ’email’ can’t even block or set as spam or phising ANY of those, no matter how many times and ways the user tries. Yoohoo Yahoo, Verizon even at their dropped offer price, is still buying even more of a mess whan they already are, and with your ongoing data breeches, no telling how many android phones and others will suffer the consequences and time lost. It’s time, past time, for yahoo to go the way of the dodo and netscape; evolution has spoken. Computer tech, past and present, have spoken; I represent those and others who are fed up with your overall incompetence that is so bad you can’t even do the basic functions of email provider, worse putting the rest of us time after time in financial harm’s way.

The Alabama Squirrel

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Which reminds me, I said I would look up the ‘squirrel’ incident….

It was all the squirrel’s fault {honest, it was}!

Sometimes I write about real world stuff happening, actually {thinking back} more than I ever did any kind of fiction. The thing is…well, just because it’s true doesn’t make it believable. Just right goofy; it works {for some of us}. Some others being that way do make me smile, laugh and all the rest. Maybe it’s because when that happens I feel as if I can say welcome to my world, to your world as I see it, for ‘getting’ me when it’s such a rare happenstance. Of course that’s because I think ‘weird’, so some say; not easy to catch me not already having had a thought off the beaten path before someone says it themselves. I can blame this one on some of those in my ‘circle’. So now that I have a ‘reason’ to continue on…. Gawd knows I should have some sort of excuse to explain it away, somehow, for those that seem to have to have one. Me, I don’t use excuses; it is what it is what it was what it will be because it is me. In my case, I don’t dance to the tune of my own drummer–I have a full symphony, complete with that annoying little git binging away on that dingy triangle. I have walked so many times on the crazy side that I had it permacreted so I wouldn’t mess up my pedicure. I have actually had to seriously say, “But it was the squirrel’s fault, honest!” Yeah, I might be weird….

See, I was in my nightgown, in the house; the aforementioned article of clothing NOT being of the variety of diaphanous {basically see-through} type thing that gets oogled at mall Victoria’s Secrets and shown in just about every horror movie. It is utilitarian and all that; it’s also why I now usually wear sweats and a t-shirt around, by the way. Anyway…the squirrel comes up on the porch, which the cat sees. We have an animal door in the person door. See where this is heading? Okay, not totally yet, but you will. So, the cat runs out after the squirrel; the dog, defendant three in this case, runs after the cat…who proceeds, of course, to keep running after the squirrel who is running up a tree at that point. Now the dog has the cat trapped up said tree, so the cat has no choice but to keep the squirrel trapped up that tree…until the squirrel decides that the utility wires {electric, phone, etcetera} look just peachy keen for a stroll.

The real problem starts when the dog is actually trying to climb the tree so the cat, naturally, tries to climb the wires after the squirrel. At this point things got real entertaining evidently for the whole neighborhood. The squirrel slips, for whatever reason; the squirrel falls, to the ground, unhurt…right in front of the dog who had decided seconds before that he didn’t like to climb trees after all. So now the dog is chasing the squirrel, because after all it’s a cross between a fuzzy rat and a small cat. The dog actually manages to catch up to the squirrel, at which time said squirrel takes umbrage at the supposed attack {from something that can’t even catch it’s own tail} and so bites the dog on the nose. The dog, freaking out, slings his head around; in the process actually managing to swing the squirrel loose…and into the sprinkler system.

That inanimate object proceeds to animate. By this time the neighbors are doing their own freaking out about all the noise, the poor squirrel {who is just fine, and back in it’s own tree}, the poor cat, ya-da ya-da ya-da. So I have to go outside to do…what? I’m thinking time outs are seriously in order for all of them…. Remember the gown? Yes, the one I was still in. How was I supposed to know it was sort of see-through when it was wet; since I don’t wear it when it’s wet…until then, with the sprinklers going. At this point, it became obvious why the squirrel fell; they were doing maintenance on the wires. They as in the 4 guys from the utility company, who got to see a basically almost but not really naked woman chasing a dog who was chasing a cat who was chasing a squirrel. So, as I said, it was all the squirrel’s fault; or at the very least, it wasn’t mine that the workers ran one of the trucks into the hydrant because they were too busy looking at a {not really} naked {wet clothed} woman. I rest my case, your honor.

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** Close to perfect; far from normal. ** Of course I hear voices, but since I don’t speak Turkish I ignore them. **

I am bored, therefore I blog, Doctor Who, déjà vu, jamais vu

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I am bored; therefore I blog. That would have been Shakespeare, maybe, if he’d been born later. How about this:

To blog, or not to blog: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and innuendos or outrageous trolls,
Or to take arms against a Various sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To blog; to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and thousand natural shocks of the home page
That this site is heir to, ’tis not consummation re: Fuck-a-Slut
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub, watching vids;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, or gotten blogger bored
Must give us pause {blogger block}; there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life {or long loading times};
For who would bear whips of time {unless on Alt},
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, insulting treatment,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay {stalkers and such},
The insolence of Various and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make {or at least masturbate}
With a bare bodkin {knife not flesh}? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life {which could be naked flesh},
But that the dread of something after death,
That undiscover’d country {known as WTF} from whose bourne
No traveller returns, puzzles the will {and taxes the mind}
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of? {Just say NO to 1 night stands.}
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all {that and getting banned for saying what we really think};
And thus the native hue of resolution {fix the screen}
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought {bad blogs?},
And enterprises of great pith and moment {to each his own, eh}
With this regard their currents turn awry {so don’t play in the tub with hairdryer or radio},
And lose the name of action.–Soft you now! {squishy boobie hugs}
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons {she may put out?}
Be all my sins remember’d {because TOS says forever and ever}

This is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a real blog/blog post you would have laughed, cried, held your sides, thought the most ponderous and/or ludicrous of thoughts, and all the full spectrum and gamut of emotions. I now return you to your regularly scheduled items of real interest….

{Is this supposed to be a description of the blog or blogger; or is that one and the same but with a difference? Is there truly a difference, especially in this medium? Is all this 7 Degrees of Hyperactivity? Is 7 really a lucky number? What is the significance of the number 23? Is it supposed to be 3 strikes you’re out or is it supposed to be the 3rd time is a charm? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll lollipop? Since 42 is the Answer {Life, The Universe, and Everything} but the Question is wrong…what does that mean? Whatev, y’all know? To be continued, updated, rewritten, rehashed, driven in to the ground so far that it will post in Chinese, etcetera, etcetera, yada, yada, ad nauseum/add nausea. No refunds, and no damages of any kind from this side of the blog/blogger for anything that happens {caused or not by this side} on that side of the blog . Computer usually working; mind usually not. Time for a smoke….

ROMANA: So do I, though I did calculate our chances of success at seventy four million three hundred and eighty four thousand three hundred and thirty eight to one, against.
DOCTOR: What? Seventy four million three hundred and eighty four thousand three hundred and thirty eight? Well, that’s extraordinary.
ROMANA: Why?
DOCTOR: Well, that’s my lucky number.

Unfortunately, for us on this site, that is about the same rate of success in getting AFF et all to ‘act right’…the slime-spewing zombie boners suffering from latent genital process and fantasies with libidinous masturbatory discharge and incestuous oedipal energies combined with fixated anal processes, introjected phallic identification…imertinent boil-brained barnacles mixed with frothy toad-spotted idiocy. Now, on to better stuff, because you can’t win over haters; you’re not the jackass whisperer.

Doctor Who and deja vu — have you ever had deja vu, the second kind where you know {for a fact} that you have never been there or had ‘that’ happen before? Have you ever had premonitions of something that was going to happen? All my family, at different times, have said that *I* was going to win the lottery. My point on all that is, first, it needs to be at least 2 million {AFTER taxes}; secondly…when, because I’m in my late 40’s so just saying…. When I do win the lottery, if it’s a large enough amount, I would set up my sister and my kids, then I would buy me some sort of place in Key West…I can imagine me blogging from the beach…if they make sunscreen 1400 or something. {I sunburn…and windburn…and moonburn…yes, seriously, I have.} I have that weird feeling lately, as if some creepy crawly thing is going up my spine; I hope it’s friendly, right?

Often described as the opposite of déjà vu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that he or she has been in the situation before. Jamais vu is sometimes associated with certain types of aphasia, amnesia, and epilepsy.

I’m not anti-social I’m just not user friendly.

I f*cking hate amazon.

I F*cking Hate Monsters (Monster Hunter Extraordinaire Book 1) finally got the review though; they CLAIMED it was because of ‘language’. Really? Then why, after 7 tries for the next book, We’re All Going to Die (Monster Hunter Extraordinaire Book 2) is THAT one STILL NOT showing a review?

Why do they have up Trolling The Fucking World, Mayhem On Earth, How I made a shit load of money trolling (How I Made A Shit Load Of Money Trolling The Fucking World Book 1) or I FUCKING HATE RELIGION plus a whole slew of others {about 14 pages long on amazon} that have explicit curse words and explicit words in titles and books about sex and related issues…yet they can put a link to We’re all going to die yet never let an actual review go through? Because it’s Amazon, they don’t follow the rules they made even though you are expected to, nor do they actually state what they rules are, in total, with the addition that even if you do not violate anything in the TOS they can still take the book or reviews off, for any or no reason at any time.

Hey, Amazon, you S*ck!

 

theveteranssite.greatergood.com is FRAUD

theveteranssite.greatergood.com is a total fraud spam site

First, they get you by claiming you will get a free flag necklace, if you sign up, then when you sign up you find out they ‘have’ to have a credit card number for your ‘free’ item, which is totally illegal btw, and then when you go to unsubscribe, you are sent to a page that does NOT allow unsubscribing, in violation of the CAN SPAM acts, and only allows a ‘hold’ for 120 days, which by the way, it also does not actually do. This, of course, is along with every end of every spam CLAIMING that you can unsubscribe, but never actually giving you any way whatsoever to actually unsubscribe from the never ending SPAM.

You will get daily, multiple, emails from reminder@theveteranssite.com and info@verteranssite and a multitude of other spam, and if you use yahoo in particular sending to spam repeatedly does not work and neither does blocking, since got yet another one already this morning.

The facebook name is “The Veterans Site” and highly doubtful that they do any of the things they claim they do with all the lying and cheating and illegal things elsewhere, but their site only has a handful of actual veteran related items, with the rest being crap you’d see in one of those fingerhut or that type of crap mass mailings.

Somebody spin the wheel and give Amazon a vowel so they’ll have a clue.

I F*cking Hate Monsters (Monster Hunter Extraordinaire, #1) by Paul W. Ryan and We’re All Going To Die (Monster Hunter Extraordinaire, #2) will not post the reviews except on goodreads, have tried on amazon and also later each day on amazon uk 6 times so far and they will not post.

Went in to online chat with amazon, because they bloody have useless help button for ’email’ {you mail them through that page, get no copy unless you copy and send to yourself, and oh yeah they never help you much in any way}. So went to online chat crap, at which time gave them all that information, in even more detail. Well, yesterday finally get email back saying that they had not posted the I hate f*cking monsters review because it had been flagged for language. Uhm, morons, you have the book online and you have published or otherwise promoted it, so what ‘language’ are you against? Are you against * sign or something, you f*cking m*rons?!

Oh, by the way, they STILL have NOT posted the book 2 review We’re all going to die…what is their excuse for that one, the word ‘die’?! Who knows, they never talked about that one, although mentioned them BOTH each and every time.

Coming from a company that has made available, in several ways, 50 Shades of Grey, they claim there is a problem with the word f*cking?! Yeah well f*ck them and the horse they rode in on, the jockey that rode it, and the person that feeds it oats.

The more things change, the more screwed up they get, too.

Amazon, yep going to talk about amazon some more. Let’s start with the kindle for pc; if you get the one that says kindle for pc WITH audio plug in then it has the ability to actually ‘read’ the book vocally to you, IF you have something like Narrator {and in my case also speakonia for further customization}. Sure, you can use kindle cloud, but it won’t do that part. If you use an android tablet or phone, and @Voice Aloud Reader for Android or various other available add-ons then you could listen as well. Not low vision or legally blind? Drive a lot for commute or do other things that you could be listening to a book during? Then you could try some of those. Yes, some of the newer kindles can do that type thing, and possible some of the newer readers, with the right extras, but in the end it’s saving the per book for adding audio or the audio only versions {and am NOT a fan, at all, of Audible}.

A while back my sister’s bank had a possible security breach, so they reissued all the cards with new numbers; that meant that my monthly kindle unlimited could no longer be billed to that, and since had had various other issues {getting billed for books that I KNEW had gotten on ‘freebie’ day and so on} just sucked it up and got a 6 month subscription another way. All was well, for a while. Then, I got sent a $1.00 {USD} gift card, with which to buy a particular book; but all 99 cent books in this state actually cost $1.09 with the tax and all, so the charge would not go through {no card for payment still attached, remember} but would also not let me cancel the order. So, after an online chat with amazon, instead of just being able to click a button to say cancel the order {no button anywhere to do that for that order} got the dollar back, but still no book. Okay, so the writer sends me a gift book, which I had already reviewed with my ku, but it wouldn’t show verified, and in fact wouldn’t let me see much of anything about the order at all. Turns out, if someone gifts you a book that it will never show up on your account in full {the order information} and that it will also never show up as ‘verified’ review, because technically you did not buy the book, although it was bought for you and should be verified but won’t be.

Now, I personally not only don’t pay particular attention to whether a review is ‘verified’ or not, actually rarely read reviews at all, but in my case I go every day to bookbub, freebooksy, a cozy site, and instafreebie, so some of these will never show up verified anyway. Also, Amazon has ‘vine’ reviewers that not only get free books for review but also other products and they are always considered verified, so what’s up with that crap. This, of course, was on top of me threatening to lead the way in a class action lawsuit due to amazon {at the time} having “Kindle Unlimited” at top AND at bottom, sandwiching in the buy price; even if you are not visually impaired, this is b.s. I suggested to them to check with their legal department and the ADA on this matter, never got a response at all {no surprise} but all the sudden things did change. Now between the Vine crap and the gift book not being ‘verified’ and that according to their own media, if someone spends over x amount of money {ever, it doesn’t expire from year to year} that ‘proves’ you are a real person and not a review click farm or whatever, but…I have spent over $250 each year for about 3 years and my reviews still do not show up verified, not for ku and not for any books that did not buy MYSELF and/or through Amazon.

Bigger name writers and publishing houses will not do kindle unlimited; the book {ebook} must be exclusive to Amazon for {at least, I think} 3 months, and ku ‘reads’ IF read all the way through are something like 30 percent for books priced 99 cents and about 70 percent or so for books priced 2.99, etcetera. So writers are caught between, not a rock and a hard place, but between amazon and amazon. How do you know a writer got paid for what your read on ku? You don’t; and not sure if they know much more. Oh, but I did have my roommate go get me an Amazon card for $25 at the Dollar General store {one of the very few places in this area that carry thing, Wal-Mart doesn’t, although some of the larger/chain stores may such as Walgreen’s etcetera. This is so the next book that one writer puts out, I will spend that $1 {plus tax} to buy the book to make it verified. And yes, I did notify her of what would happen/did happen when it was a gift book and not gift card, so NOT verified purchase for me {is for her, but writer’s can’t review their own books so useless to her, but she will get what I call ‘pennies’ for my reading it on ku}.

That card should last me quite a while, what with all the free book sites and such, plus the ARCs I do {Advance Reader Copy}. In the vernacular of kids these days, though, would like to say to Amazon…Don’t start nothing and there won’t be nothing. Of course this is being said about a company that no longer has a way to actually reach them via email, just an online form that supposedly {but rarely does} get an email response back from them, but more than likely will have that option grayed out to only let you choose online chat or call them directly {which is still better than looking the number up on the internet, since the number they put out is not the number you call any more, and if you are not in the States, then it could cost and then some}. I don’t dislike them as much as I do my ex-husband, but close.