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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Texting and Driving

Austin City Council members are "mulling" on whether or not to ban texting and driving. Needs to be shown at every Driver's Ed, every high school, every teen who drives OR rides with another teen. Even if you think "My child would NEVER do that", make them watch.
I'm trying to make the link work...you may have to copy and paste into your browser.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7cPOE8uQQ

Friday, August 21, 2009

Nobody Loves Me, Everybody Hates Me!

Wow. Classmates.com. Always emailing me telling me that I have 1 (or 2 or 3) friend(s) looking for me. have often been tempted to fork over my Visa # to join. Glad I didn't. I would have found out nobody loves me..blah, blah. Evidently, they are in a world o' trouble for fraudulent business practices. Seems as if people who actually join the "Gold Club" find out NO ONE is looking for them. And Classmates.com actually tacks on additional fees. Check on consumeraffairs.com.

Anyway, to make this even more interesting, I had the oddest experience last night. Followng is my post on consumeraffairs.

I don't know where to begin! I have 2 Yahoo accounts. One is a regular account, one is a "dump" account for places where I am sure I will get junk email. I am the only one who knows about the "dump" account. I rarely go there, but last night, decided I would clean it out. There were about 1600 messages. I sorted by Sender. I eventually got to Classmates.com. I saw about 79 messages, all referring to someone named Blake. (NOT my name and I'm female). Now mind you, my classmates registration is not this dump account. I clicked on one of the links as I am nosy. It actually brought me to the profile page of Blake WITHOUT A FREAKING PASSWORD! That said, I do know a Blake and have worked with him for maybe a year. And this is the Blake whose profile I actually got into. There is no way he would know my dump account name. Again, NO ONE but me knows it. He is not a boyfriend, we are simply coworkers and, to my recollection, have never even discussed Classmantes.com I have not contacted classmates yet. I did find a direct number, and will be calling it but will not be giving them info they can use to cover their tracks.

I guess my point of this is that if this happened to Blake, this could happen to anyone. And it could be that the person who gains access to your CM account WITHOUT A PASSWORD could cause all kinds of meanness. It could happen to me, it could happen to you, if you are a member of classmates.com.