Sitting here listening to Trammell Starks in the office…

…what a few days it’s been. The impending full moon seemed to bring out all the IT-related problems today. LOL. C’est la vie. I made it though.

I’m getting a little leery of MySpace these days. Seems like I get at least one or two friend requests a day from pornographers who have rigged their spaces to be one giant porn link, or wanting me to go to a dotless URL, or some other scheme that would undoubtedly bring out security problems in IE if I tried to use it. (Nothing like an IP address written entirely in HEX.) Seems like pornographers aren’t the only ones hitting MySpace; in a rather unsurprising turn of events, adware is making its way through MySpace via friend request now. I’m not at all surprised by this; with the amount of people who have enough sense to cram enough things on their space so it scrolls horizontally on my 1680×1050 widescreen, it was only a matter of time before adware peddlers targeted the site.

What else is up?

How about a shady use of the “PATRIOT” Act? Slashdot is also reporting the story of someone whose private, friends-only Facebook profile was allegedly fleshed out as required by the PATRIOT Act — because when you hide your Facebook profile from the world, the terrorists win.

Not a good day to ride the train in Mumbai, India. 174 are dead and 380 more are injured in a timed series of explosions on trains in Mumbai, India today. Terrorists are suspected in the blasts.

Dan Rather Reports is the newest show on Mark Cuban’s HDNet. It’ll be nice to see him back on the air in some capacity after what happened to him at CBS. (Yes, I have no doubt he was baited into that National Guard story.)

Did you catch the Home Run Derby last night? I saw a little bit of it. David Wright was pretty fantastic, though I, in a great feat of baseball loserdom, totally missed Ryan Howard’s power display. The All-Star game’s at 8 tonight. Kenny Rogers starts for the AL and Brad Penny gets the nod for the NL.

Danica Patrick in NASCAR…I could get used to that. It’s an intriguing thought at the very least. SI’s Tim Tuttle says the move makes perfect sense, and I tend to agree with him. Danica’s stock would rise if she got an IRL win though.

Time for me to jet, I think. Don’t go too nuts with the full moon out tonight, folks. :)

Until next time…

J

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Jared Smith, 30, is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    MySpace: I’ve avoided that horrid, god-awful place since before it swept the nation and world as the next “trendy” thing to use. I hope it burns to the ground.

    Facebook/Patriot Act: This does not surprise me one bit. This Act thing is going too far, too fast. The politicians don’t care though, but the minute it comes back and affects one of their personal lives, you better believe there’ll be a mass revolt on Capitol Hill.

    Home Run Derby: It was actually quite fun to watch. They changed the rules this year so that the HRs you make in Round 1 carry over into Round 2 cumulatively instead of starting back over at zero. The final round starts over at zero though. Longest HR of the night was like 480-something feet, and there were something like 20 HR’s that were over 450′. I don’t know exactly, that’s just pulling numbers/guesses off the top of my head. It was fun to watch though.

    Danica Patrick in Nascar: Definately would be fun to watch, but Nascar got too big, too quick in the past two or three years. I think it’s heading for sell-out and then popularity is going to fall off exponentially.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    MySpace: I’ve avoided that horrid, god-awful place since before it swept the nation and world as the next “trendy” thing to use. I hope it burns to the ground.

    Facebook/Patriot Act: This does not surprise me one bit. This Act thing is going too far, too fast. The politicians don’t care though, but the minute it comes back and affects one of their personal lives, you better believe there’ll be a mass revolt on Capitol Hill.

    Home Run Derby: It was actually quite fun to watch. They changed the rules this year so that the HRs you make in Round 1 carry over into Round 2 cumulatively instead of starting back over at zero. The final round starts over at zero though. Longest HR of the night was like 480-something feet, and there were something like 20 HR’s that were over 450′. I don’t know exactly, that’s just pulling numbers/guesses off the top of my head. It was fun to watch though.

    Danica Patrick in Nascar: Definately would be fun to watch, but Nascar got too big, too quick in the past two or three years. I think it’s heading for sell-out and then popularity is going to fall off exponentially.