Thursday, December 13, 2012
Proving You Are Not a Robot~Captcha~ Rant!
So as a blog reader, it is inconvenient and makes me not respond to as many blogs as I read although some I do anyhow with great difficulty. If you read the list of blogs I follow or read, you'll understand...there are over fifty that I read when new posts become available. This is sometimes daily, but at least weekly.
I blog as a way to open lines of communication, impart knowledge, discuss ideas, obtain feedback, and replace a newsletter I used to write.
Do I care if a spammer gets access to my account? Yes, but there is a little thing on my keyboard called a delete key which comes in pretty handy. Am I afraid of bots? Nope. I build mechanical things and can take them apart just as easily. I post my web email on my site for people to contact me. Do I get bot and spam to that account? Yep, but the delete key handles those also. Am I afraid of trackers, hackers, and viruses? Yep! But, if you don't know them why open up a link or click "open" to an attachment? Don't you have anti-spyware, anti-virus, anti-everything on your computer? You better believe that I do. If you don't, you deserve to be infected.
Have I ever had a virus or worm hit my computer? Yep, but a helpful technician, my son-in-law, fixed it for me. Besides, I back-up my information. I have online backup, thumb drives, DVDs, and CDs full of information, not to mention a slew of 3.5, zips, and 5.25 disks. I have redundant backups. No matter what machine I jump on I have a disk backup for. And yes, I still have a functioning computer that runs Windows 3.1. In case you were wondering about the 5.25 disks. Those days I used to write with Word Perfect so some of my earlier works are on it.