or at least, we think so

Signs of the (end) times …

Rev. 6:6, OCD [1]

“Then it was as if I heard a voice saying: And they shalt go into the storehouses, and look there for the snack foods made from corn [2] which the hands of men have made into hollow cones or cornets [3].  And they shall go unto the Save-On, and unto the Shoppers Drug Mart, and unto the Safeway, and even unto the Zellers, which is the store of last resort when old stock is being cleared out.  And they shall find them not.  And, having no proper snack foods for the parties of the new year, the new year shall come not, and thus shall be the end of times.”

[1] Old Canadian Deviant translation, as opposed to the New American Standard

[2] Some ancient manuscripts add: “And this is not that barelycorn which was known even in Ur of the Chaldees, but that which came from the land newly found by him who gave his name unto a seventies TV detective show, but of whom we may not, at this time, speak”

[3] Scholars debate the meaning of this word.  Most believe that it is simply a reference to “little objects made from corn.”  However, some feel that it is similar to the word for “trumpets,” or, possibly “bugles.”

Robert Who?

As part of some research into the security risks of social networking, I did an ego search on myself.  (Hey, it’s legitimate research, all right?)

On Altavista, the first hit was the Wikipedia page someone created about me.  The second result was which I hadn’t known existed.  As well as correctly listing his published books, this page informed him that me that I was mentioned on the Wikipedia entry for the RISKS-Forum Digest (which is a definite ego boost).  It also provides a photograph of someone else.  As well as two pictures I didn’t take, and three videos I have nothing to do with.  Two different boxes provide links to buy books, some of which are mine, and most of which aren’t.

I expected to find entries that weren’t me: I know there are a lot of Robert Slades on the net.  But it’s a bit weird to find out that there is a domain about me that I didn’t know about.
I also found the church I’m buried in, so currently I’m not feeling too great …

WordPress: we are protecting your blog

As the WordPress team scramble around trying to resolve the latest set of security issues, and doing all the wrong things like giving their users a 14-step process for upgrade, the following Jewel came up:

4. WordPress is Not Secure: WordPress is incredibly secure and monitored constantly by experts in web security. This attack was well anticipated and so far, WordPress 2.8.4 is holding. If necessary, WordPress will immediately release a update with further security improvements. WordPress is used by governments, huge corporations, and me, around the world. Millions of bloggers are using Have faith they are working overtime to monitor this situation and protect your blog.

This is funny on so many levels.
(HT: Jericho, AKA security curmudgeon)

How to spot the next big thing that spots next big things

A new company is telling everyone which new companies are worth investing in.  Is this something we should get into?

“The software measures the “buzz” surrounding a company via blogs and media reports along with a variety of factors including website traffic.”

We should all blog and Twitter about this.

Then we should all blog about how blogging is so last year.