ouch… Hotmail (does not deserve a link) has lowered their inactive time out. So if you do not check your email once every 30 days, then you lose everything in the account. Thankfully, I’ve kept my Hotmail account checked recently (except for the account that does not matter), but I imagine there are others that adhered to the barely within the old 60 day policy.
I don’t particularly care for system administrators who change the rules on a whim without giving ample time to the users to be informed of the change. There is this notion that by sending an email to someone they are immediately informed. Email is considered to be just like answering machines. You leave a message and think the person has it. In reality, some people check their messages all the time, especially if they are screening calls. Others may take days to check messages. The same consideration should be given to email.
Personally, I think that sys admins should give at least a month after announcing a change in policy before enforcing said policy. A month is ample time. Hotmail announced the policy on the 16th and seems to have already enforced it. I last checked sneezypb [[AT]] hotmail [[D0T]] com back in early December. So hopefully all I lost was some spam. Nothing really important should have been going there except some jokes I forwarded there in case I went back and redid one of my sites that had lots of jokes I had collected.
Guess it is time to make sure I have hard copies of all the important emails, huh? Also should have backups elsewhere just in case.
I like the concept of this blog… other than myself. Snippets of conversations and observations of people.
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” — Muhammad AliMore:
“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I just beat people up.”
“Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.”
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognise, but get used to me. Black, confident, cocky – my name, not yours. My religion, not yours. My goals, my own. Get used to me.”
“Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”
Source: Ali’s words speak for themselves, Guardian Unlimited
Actor’s plaque mistakenly honors [Martin Luther King, Jr.’s] assassin
How sick is this? These people order a plaque to honor James Earl Jones intending for it to say “Thank You James Earl Jones for keeping the dream alive” below a pic of MLK. The company which made it subsituted Jones for Ray “by a typo”.A couple of intersting blogs I just found…
- GirlHacker’s Random Log
- n e r d y g i r l . c o m (think I must have seen this one before, or maybe not)
- David Genier (nerdygirl linked to this post on a couple of dumb girls in his archive which was a trip. Better than drugs!)