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Friday, July 13, 2007

How to Get in Touch with Me

I recently got comment on a post from a friend of mine who had lost track of my email address. It was submitted as a comment, but was really more of a getting-back-in-tough message, not really appropriate content for the whole world to read. Not that Rick's life of intrigue and romance doesn't make for some entertaining reading, but...

The point is this: There is only one way for someone to contact me through Roblog, and that is by posting a comment. And if you are like me, you don't want to put your email address up on an open-access site like Roblog. I don't put my email address here because there are programs that surf the internet looking for email addresses so that their evil overlords can send out more spam. They automatically home in on things that look like this:

I've thought about posting my address in some clever way, like:

myname at(the symbol not the word) my host dot com (be sure to use a dot, don't write 'dot'!)

but this is not really necessary for either of us, because your comments do not automatically get posted to Roblog. They only go up after I have approved them (presumably after reading them). And so you don't see any comments on Roblog suggesting that you visit such-and-such a site to get a good price for Viagra, or go to that site to make friends with some single young woman and all of her buxom girlfriends.

And so if you want me to send you an email, but you're not sure if I have your email address, or if you don't want me to have an excuse for not sending you an email, post a comment with your email address in it. I won't post it up on Roblog. Instead I'll just send you an email. Especially if you tell me that that's what you want me to do.

In closing, some Maxine pictures.

Talking on the remote with Uncle Don.

Posin' on the carpet.

Slip-slidin' away.

Sharing a laugh with Daddy.

Mmmm... Jajang-myeon. (Noodles in black-bean paste, tastes better than it sounds.)

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A Brief Introduction

Roblog is my writing lab. It is my goal to not let seven days pass without a new post. I welcome your criticism, as I cannot improve on my own.

Here is a link to my cung post, which remains the only word which I have ever invented, and which has not, as far as I know, caught on. Yet.