Posts categorized “On the Net”.

Note to Governor Paterson

Let’s assume that everyone criticizing you is “racist.” Does this mean you can never be criticized by anyone other than your “own race?”


Please note that Mr. Obama is criticized constantly and he never turns into a crybaby, claiming that everyone is racist (even when they are). And as a rabid liberal, I find hiding your incompetency behind “racism” disturbing and immature. On the other hand, it’s a guarantee that Cuomo will beat you in a primary.

Curmudgeons United

A friend of mine from the optical world has a blog, Spinstermiss, that cracks me up. I love this quote on her main page:

“I like to complain about stuff and not really do much to fix it. If I could make a living that way, so much the better.”

As a card-carryng curmudgeon, I love this line. Oh, Spinstermiss, things couldn’ve been so very, very different if I weren’t a notorious homosexual!

My Soapbox

I have created a soap-opera-related blog, Soap Book. I am also considering a hyphen-related blog.

I am keeping it separate since most people don’t appreciate the soaps. My secret shame… and maybe yours?

Look How They Getcha

Got a letter today in the mail from Verizon about a phone number I have never seen before, addressed to my mother, about a request to change the billing address.

Problem is, you see… Mom’s in a nursing home, and we no longer use Verizon. So I called them up. They put me on perpetual hold. I had to laugh. They played Shawn Colvin’s “Sonny Came Home.” It seemed apropos, “making a few small adjustments.”

In the end, they said it must’ve been a mis-mailing. But I have to tell you, folks, you have to be on your guard 24/7 when it comes to ID theft. I have already had two ID theft incidents, and even though it was not catastrophic, it was a pain in the ass and time-consuming to fill out paperwork for something you DIDN’T do!

While at SLA, I previewed myself on a product called PeopleMap and I think I found another clue in the ID theft #1, the opening of my Sprint account in my name using a Brooklyn address.

So, be wary, folks!

Testing, testing, Web 2.0

I found tonight. I can post updates to multiple social networking sites simultaneously with it. Right now, I have four social networks hooked up to it. It seems to work. I discovered Friendbar last weekend, for sending posts to Twitter and FB via a Firefox toolbar. Tumblr is allowing Twitter integration, and it seems there are more social networking sites that I ever knew existed…

Web 2.0 Vortex

Is there some magical way to connect every Web 2.0 thing to everything else? I have Friendbar allowing me simultaneous posts to Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr allows me to feed my WordPress blog to it, and so does Networked Blogs on Facebook.

I feel like I am missing some magical piece that will connect everything to everything else, though.

Is this the Web 2.0 equivalent to patrons at the genealogy library asking me questions like, “Isn’t there one book with my ENTIRE family in it?