Saturday, March 2, 2013

Trib Updates

This is a weekly series that will include a brief summary of the latest articles that have been published on The Tribulation Times Herald-Exhorter.  Hopefully, this will encourage you to go check out some truly outstanding articles that have been published by a number of truly outstanding authors.  Moreover, I hope this will also encourage you to want to become a contributing member/author, as well.  The “Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!” site explanation near the top of the side-bar should answer many of your questions.  Yes, this series also included an “SOS! (Spam On Saturdays)”  segment before, but it just wasn’t working for me.  Therefore, that will be replaced by a republishing of one of the Trib articles.

[ESPN Additions] shows that there is more to Harvard than just producing NBA stars.

[WhiteHeart Wednesday] contains a video and the lyrics for He’s Returning.

[The Minister and The Crackerhead: Round 1] has the first reworked chapter of the book.

It was not long after I started using Gmail as my primary email service that it was brought to my attention that the text ads on top of my inbox would often reflect at least one of the subject lines to an email.  A good example of that would be an ad for pet supplies showing up after I had received (or sent to) an email to PetCareRx, which could happen at least once a day.  Ah, but that is a rant for another day.

Anyway, I really did not think all that much about the ads reflecting my emails at first.  If anything, I found it somewhat entertaining—especially the ads for a cookbook with Spam recipes showing up at the top of my spam folder.

Oh, but it started troubling me somewhat whenever an ad for some medicine would show up after I had mentioned something about some sort of sickness in an email, which was not indicated in the subject line.  For I look upon that as being like the United States Postal Service reading my mail.

Yes, I understand that an email is not sealed like a letter is, but there should be a line that cannot be crossed.  It sure helps to explain why my Social Security Disability lawyer recoiled like I had said something ridiculous when I asked him if they had an email address to send and receive correspondence about my case a few years back.  Yes, there is an opt-out option regarding displayed ads, but will this prevent them from going through my emails anyway?

Alas, as if it is not bad enough that Google has geeks snooping around in my personal emails, there was a notification at the top of my homepage when I opened my [Google Chrome Browser] a few days ago that said that they had disabled some extensions that may have been installed by mistake in order to speed up page loading.  Whoa now, is this not akin to a landlord going in one of their rental properties and rearranging the furniture to make it easier for the tenant to get from room to room?  I don’t know about you, but I would like to do my own interior decorating—thank you!

Okay, both Gmail and the Chrome browser are free.  That is, at least in regards to them being free to use.  So, there is only so much that can be said, but there appears to be more of a difference than ever between my definition of evil and that of Google’s.  I sure hope they get back to their roots soon.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Hmm, I wonder if that would work on the ads that are actually being placed by Google (or at least sanctioned by them). For what I am talking about here is like Google Adsense for blogs, and those that show up on the sidebars when one goes to search for something through Google Search.

  2. I opened chrome the other day and got that same message. It really annoyed me because what was turned off was connected to my anti virus.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Be assured that I would like to believe that they are just trying to provide really great service to their users, but it does make me wonder what else they are capable of doing.

  4. They don't show on Chrome at all!

  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! What doesn't?


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