I’ve read this before, but I would have to say this passage of scripture is among my favourites.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
— Albert Einstein
With new technology, comes new concerns. In the case of electronic mail, it is that of spam. At least when we get junk mail at home, we can quickly sort through it and drop it into the recycle bin. The fact that you have to pay someone to print and deliver the flyers does serve to deter companies from filling up everyone’s mailbox with non-addressed mail. Spam, on the other hand, can be sent for almost free. I guess they must make some sales out of it, or you would think that they would have given up on the tactics long ago. But where do they get email addresses to spam? Unlike delivering flyers, where you can just walk down the street, you have to actually know someone’s email address.
I have a couple of exams tomorrow, but I find myself drawn here instead. I guess I already knew I spent too much time on the Internet. I really haven’t been on that long today, but I’ve still found some interesting things, including:
I set up a personal home page yesterday with Google, and wrote this:
This is, obviously the Home Page… the site is currently under construction, so I’ll add more here soon. The question with any online presence is how much can I say, without giving away who I am…They talk all the time about the need for keeping your personal information safe on the internet, and this page is very much public. I think for now this will basically be a little hobby, something I can play around with and see what happens. I’ll keep looking in to options, but maybe a blog is more what I’m after. I’ll have to post a link if I go to that. One of the biggest reasons for moving may be that I can get people’s feedback without having to give out my email, and I think you can run Adsense off your Blog too, and a little pocket change is always nice.
So I decided to try out this blog thing. We’ll see how it goes, and maybe I’ll end up using the two together.