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Why the intarwebs are teh retarded

June 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment · Potpourri

I hate email. I hate the web. I hate hotmail. I hate Windows. I hate Linux. I hate applications. I hate servers. I hate ISPs. I hate spammers. I hate legitimate mail users. I hate everything.

There are so many things wrong with my disgusting mess of glued-together email and web systems that I have no idea where to start. Hotmail is deciding not to deliver some (but not all) messages sent from my server. Not rejecting, not marking as spam. Just saying, “Ehh… Nah, I’ll just throw that away.” If I didn’t know so many people who used hotmail, I’d just ignore it.

But the problem just starts there. On top of that, hotmail is treating ALL messages that originate at my home IP address as spam. I don’t even know where to start with that. This means that even if I send mail through my work account, from home, without some sort of proxy, it gets marked as spam. Or worse, it just isn’t delivered. Depends on how hotmail feels at the moment.

Speaking of work email, hotmail also thinks that pretty much everything that comes from my company email server is spam. Why? I have no fucking clue.

And then there’s the comment spam. How is it still getting through? I thought my little “Magic Word” trick was working, but either there’s some extra butthole to WordPress that I haven’t properly plugged, or the spammers are actually keeping up with the changes to my page and letting their scripts enter the magic word. I could probably figure this out by looking at logs and scouring my pages, but I don’t have the energy.

Everything is broken, and I don’t know where to begin. This is why I never post. If I’m not working, I’m trying to figure out why so many things don’t work. And when I finally get one thing working, something else breaks and I don’t have the energy to write anything meaningful.

What do I do? Give up on the way I like to use email entirely and switch to Gmail like so many people are doing? No. I don’t want to do that. It’s giving up. I don’t LIKE webmail. Not one bit.

I don’t think I would mind so much if I weren’t having similar problems at work AND at home. At least if it were just work, I could tune it out after 6pm and deal with it in the morning. But when I get home and can’t email half the people I want to email, I get very depressed.

B likes to organize things. She’s damn good at it. I wish I had 0.1% of her organization skills. Maybe then I could at least prioritize the gaymillion tech problems I’m having and then divide and conquer. But because I’m such a slob, they all just pile up and I get even sadder, further and further away from being up-to-date and entertaining with all the happy fun intarweb stuff.

And the show. God DAMN the show has been funny. But, given the above, it’s so rare that I have the will to actually organize the backlog I have and get the archives nice and fun. There are so many clips and songs I want to cut out and make prominent. And videos. And voicemails. And farts. And cures for cancer and HIV.

Go to hell, jackass.

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