Spam is one of those foods on my “I like” list. However if I eat it too often, It becomes something that I really don’t care for. It’s the same with a lot of things too. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. And I'm not just talking food here.
I don’t mind computer spam either as long as it isn’t disguised as an email from a long lost friend. You know, one of those emails that says “Hello Greg” only when you open it, it is a link to someone that wants to send you money if you will just give them your account information. I must get about 40 emails a day and most of them are legit but I still do get a few spam emails and sometimes it is hard to tell which are which. I can live with this though because like all things in life, I can just delete the ones I don’t want and go on with my life.
Lately though I have discovered another type of spam. I actually knew it was out there but it is getting worse. I am talking about the kind of spam that lives in search engines like Google and Yahoo Search. These are the ones that really make me angry because I am not searching for the fun of it. I am searching for business reasons or to find something important. It is a form of false advertizing and it is very aggravating. Let me explain.
You know when you go to Google in an effort to find something, let’s say a Diamond Ring. So you type in “Diamond Ring” and up pops 10,000 sites. Well the first one just happens to be something that says “Get great deals on Diamond Rings at Fred’s.” You think “wow that is just what I was looking for” so you click on the link and it takes you to an auto parts store that has nothing to do with Diamond Rings. Or you search for “Tropical Fish” and the link says “Everything tropical” but it takes you to a p@rn site. I mean come on, this wasn’t a mistake. This was intentional. So why isn’t something done about it since it is false advertising. I will tell you why.
Well in the last presidential election, the candidates did the same thing. They used false links to take you to their own websites when you were looking for the other candidate’s site. Both parties were guilty so I am not taking sides. If you heard something bad about Candidate McCain and tried to look it up to verify what you heard, the link would take you to McCain’s site where there would be no mention of what you were looking for. And on the other hand if you tried to verify something negative about Candidate Obama, the link would take you to his website and again you would find nothing you were looking for. So it all started at the top. So the next time you try to look up a recipe for Tuna Casserole and you end up at a site that takes Glamour Photos, you can blame the President. I’m just saying.
Oh we had a good weekend despite the grueling heat. Apparently it is never too hot to drink wine. Plant sales were down but flower sales were up. I guess it is too hot to work in the garden so everyone is going to sit inside in the air conditioning and drink wine and look at flowers. That’s what it looks like anyway. What type of wine goes with spam? I am thinking something in a box.
Have a great day,