Whats with the spam?

Isn’t there too much of it floating around lately ? I suddenly see a whole new kind of spam messages flooding my inbox. They have an image attached to a thousand words of garbled words, which is very good at getting past the spam filter. Crazy. It is a war of humans, not computers as some one smart said.

I also found that the spam folder also traps a lot of these spam messages, but still some of them do get through. My current spam rate is about 10 spam messages per hour.

How ugly those guys must be who are sending these stupid mails! Woe to them.


Lost in Translation (this could be a spoiler if you have not seen the movie yet)
I fell in love with this movie all over again and I am now almost feeling guilty for not giving this movie its due respect. I tell myself that I am supposed to have a copy of the DVD with me all the time. One of the reasons I loved this movie is because it is for people who can’t get sleep. I have had massive insomnia since some time now and I can completely understand the characters’ jetlag – the feeling is with me most of the time.

I am all into forums, music and trivia related to the movie. Did you know for instance, what Bob says to Charlotte at the end of the movie. Honestly, I don’t see sense in lipping it apart. That they hugged was more important. I love movies that make this kind of an impact on me. Which is the reason why I started the wiki-style “the movie project” (membership by invitation only). The other movies that come to my mind are 21 grams and jerry maguire and speaking of which I wonder if it is the pretty face in the movie that gets my attention. I mean characters of Naomi Watts and Rene Zellweiger are probably similar to the character portrayed in this movie. Is this “appreciation” from the boy in me who still reads the cosmopolitan cover to cover ?
Never mind. Just watch this movie one more time. It gets better the second time.

Meanwhile, listen to

All that Glitters by Death in Vegas
Just Like Honey by Jesus and Mary Chain
Any song by Lesbians on Ecstacy

Hotel Campari and Mr. Jethmalani


The peeping room is just too interesting, and while you are at it, you must also watch this video interview with Ram Jethmalani and Karan Thapar.


Puny-Little-Ass, I have always told you how high I think of lawyers like you 🙂

PS: Don’t ask why I put these two links together. Just think why I might have done it.

Sneaky Google

Google Talk installed a plugin into my Windows Media Player client and as far as I know, it was without my permission. Now, they say that this plugin is just to “display the current playing song on my status message”. That is okay, but what I suspect is that they are doing more than that. They are keeping track of which tracks people are listening to (and make an inventory that resonates the “buzz” going around). It would be wrong, I think, to track what songs they are listening to, even if they do so anonymously.

What say you?

Quotes I liked

From “Shall we dance”:

We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.”

Another one:
The rumba is the vertical expression of a horizontal wish. You have to hold her, like the skin on her thigh is your reason for living. Let her go, like your heart’s being ripped from your chest. Throw her back, like you’re going to have your way with her right here on the dance floor. And then finish, like she’s ruined you for life.