11. Settlement Support Center also falsely claimed that Ms. Andersen had "been viewed" by MediaSentry downloading "gangster rap" music at 4:24 a.m. Settlement Support Center also falsely claimed that Ms. Andersen had used the login name "firstname.lastname@example.org." Ms. Andersen does not like "gangster rap," does not recognize the name "gotenkito," is not awake at 4:24 a.m. and has never downloaded music.
(Dear RIAA: evolve, or die.)
I was gathering for the log a bunch of really fine spam subject lines in the style of yesterday's poem, but Windows crashed and I had been blithely not saving and so I lost them. Since then the subject-line generator seems to have moved on to a new algorithm:
Re: The numeral
Re: The Siamese
Re: Pandora childish
Re: Eliina revulsion
Re: Sakari prognathous
Re: Aileen overbalance
Re: Therapon laminae
Re: Sunder immurement
Re: Sabella Negrillo
Not bad, but not up to the standards of "the cynical, the slothful, the bimetallic." The ones I lost were much better (natch).
Although I haven't actually quite finished listening to Osho "Meditations on Sufism", I posted a listener review on Audible anyway:
(one star) About Osho more than Sufism
Reviewer: David, from Mohegan Lake, NY, USA Date: Oct 5, 2005
I wish I had Googled on this title before buying it. "Osho" is the syncretist mystic Rajneesh, of the 95 Rolls-Royces and the interesting developments in Antelope, Oregon in the 1980's. He was not in any strong sense a practitioner or teacher of Sufism; if you search on his name in Audible you'll find similar "Meditations" on Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, etc.
On this particular program, he spends lots of time saying how all religions are stupid, how Sufism is what all religions would like to be, how only by turning off one's critical faculties and jumping into the unknown by surrendering to one's teacher (i.e. by becoming one of Rajneesh's "sunnyas") can one become truly free, and other stuff that did not particularly appeal to me. There's also some more appealing but not all that deep stuff about looking for solutions by accepting and being open to the nature of the problem and so on; pretty much standard New Age fare.
If you're looking for an introduction to, or a program about, Sufism as it is usually conceived, you definitely don't want to start here! If you're curious about Osho, do Google around a bit first.
(One more note: I don't know if it's just bad mic placement or if he really talks like this, but for the entire program there's a loud shrill hissssss at the end of nearly every sentenceSSSZZSSSZHSHSHSH. It's pretty annoying.)
(Hope no Osho followers read it and start slipping bacteria into Mohegan Lake salad bars in retaliation, yuck yuck.)
Oh, okay, this is ripe now:
ITALIAN PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION CODE
Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003
5. Where provided for by the relevant authentication system, a password shall consist of at least eight characters; if this is not allowed by the electronic equipment, a password shall consist of the maximum permitted number of characters. It shall not contain any item that can be easily related to the person in charge of the processing and shall be modified by the latter when it is first used as well as at least every six months thereafter. If sensitive or judicial data are processed, the password shall be modified at least every three months.
So there you go! If you've suddenly been told that all the passwords in some system you use must now be eight characters long, perhaps that system has a branch in Italy...
Sims pictures right here in the weblog again today! Aren't you lucky?
Joan Danvers, having left Rooms to Let the other day, has now arrived at college, eager to start the next phase of her Life of Learning:
(Compare and contrast with Gina Raptor's more sedate entrance through those same doors. Nice that both of them got acceptable outfits from the random outfit assigner.)
She chose the nicest room in the dorm: Gina's old room.
And in touring the dorm she came across the picture that Gina painted of Taylor all those long semesters ago.
Somewhat to my surprise she quickly spun up a "Have Very First Kiss" want (she's never shown any romantic inclinations before). So I had her meet folks, and she took to this rather nice-looking fellow:
(Attentive fans of my Sims Stories will note that she has the same undies as Gina; small world.)
And before very long at all...
Isn't that sweet? (To remind her of home she went out and bought her family's usual white top and khakis; she also has been spinning up wants to call up her Dad and chat, which of course I find very appealing.)
Of course being Joan she's also an A student (helped along by the fact that she seems to do assignments in about 75% of the time that it takes my other college Sims; not sure what's going on there.)
So there you are: the latest updates from the real and the virtual worlds. You are now fully informed, and may go about your business with increased confidence.