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Tired of Spam Crowding Your Inbox?

Signing up for a site that you aren’t to sure about or don’t want to give your true e-mail address?

GMail users are in luck!

Feel free to add a “+SpamSite” after your username and you’ll get your mail delivered and can find out who sold your e-mail!

JoeUser+YouJustSpammedme@gmail.com will get sent to JoeUser@Gmail.com but you’ll be able to set up filters for mail that has YouJustSpammedMe in the TO: heading.

Signing up for updates from us?

JoeUser+NerdNextDoor@gmail.com will go to JoeUser@GMail.com and he can send us to the important folder!

Think of all those sites you can’t remember signing up for and you know you “unsubscribed” at least 20 times already.  After you are done with them just set a forwarding rule to send them straight to SPAM!

Talk about neat hidden features, go GMAIL!

Wait, You Hate Traffic Too?

We all hate traffic, that’s a well known fact.  Cheap comedians often make jokes about being stuck in traffic.  You feel bad when someone is injured in an accident but other than that you are just angry.  I know this is true for me, and nothing irritates me more than “Phantom Traffic”.  I’m not talking about traffic caused by Phantom Gourmet events, I’m talking about those irritating slow-downs where the traffic clears and there is NO cause.  Back in June of 2006 Wired Magazine did a story on how MIT was working on way to be rid of these stupid incidents once and for all.  As much as I would like to tell you that they accomplished it, they haven’t, yet…  They have figured out exactly how they happen, which should make it a lot easier to prevent them in the future.

Well those smarties smashed their noggins together and came up with a doozie of an equation that figures out when they’ll occur:

Check out the interaction version of this formula on Wired’s website

WordPress for Cash?

I’ve recently become very good at creating WordPress sites for people as well as publicizing them.  I’ve gotten to the point where I have been asked by people I have never met to create for them.  Is this something that I want to dive into?

I really enjoy creating a space for people to share their minds with the world.  A place that they can call their own.

Do I really want to turn something I enjoy into a job?

For now I don’t…  We’ll see what the future holds though.

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