Splendid Thing: Timehop

What were you doing a year ago? Thanks to Timehop, if you asked me, I could probably tell you. Timehop isn’t particularly complicated. It’s a simple little web service you hook up to your social accounts, and every day it emails you a log of the things you posted a year ago on that date. … Continue reading Splendid Thing: Timehop

Not All Right

One of my favourite bloggers, Laurie, recently wrote about being first, rather than being right. Her post reminded me that I get so caught up in trying to say the right thing, or trying to say something the right way, that I often miss saying anything at all. (Yes, this is totally one of those … Continue reading Not All Right

Faith, Hope and Charity

Apparently this guy REALLY doesn’t want to get some of our work emails. And yet can’t find the unsubscribe button: Subject: SPAM EMAILS REMOVE ME FROM YOUR FUCKING SPAM EMAILS! STOP SENDING ME THIS SHIT! [redacted], LUTCF [redacted] and Associates www.[redacted].com 317-[XXX-XXXX] 317-[XXX-XXXX] fax Faith, Hope and Charity. Yah, read that last line of his … Continue reading Faith, Hope and Charity

Brown Note

Few things delight me as much as when an employee makes an effort to give a little extra when I’m dealing with a company. Something small and unexpected. Even if it’s company policy, these little extras are so rare. Which makes it even nicer when they happen. We ordered some baby furniture online, and the … Continue reading Brown Note

Common Thread

My sister-in-law had an unfortunate accident over new year’s. Thankfully, she’s going to be fine, but it was a bit scary for a few days there. As I was reflecting on the frailty of life and health (as we do when things like this happen to our loved ones) it occurred to me that I … Continue reading Common Thread

Best Spam Ever

From: Miss Freya [mailto:[random.address]@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 10:53 PM To: Jennifer Watkiss Subject: Dear Internet User DEAR RECEIVER, You have just received a Taliban virus. Since we are not so technologicaly advanced in Afghanistan, this is a MANUAL virus. Please delete all the files on your hard disk yourself and send this mail … Continue reading Best Spam Ever