TECHNOLOGY: Topix says “trust us”; they miss the point

From: Admin, Topix []
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: Feedback: BUG Sign up none

Hi there,

Thanks for letting us know. We are constantly working to improve our site, and I have forwarded your issue to our engineers. In the meantime, feel free to sign up using another email address. We will never share your email address, and it is not displayed publicly.

Admin @ Topix

—–Original Message—–
Sent: Sun 12/17/2006 8:20 AM
Subject: Feedback: BUG Sign up none

Can’t use a gmail plus for an email. It’s a way of preventing spam.

Sorry can use your site until you support gmail plus signs.


Just trust us. We’d never spam you. Or, make a mistake.


RANT: Are government workers “special”

… or at least are they allowed to flaunt the law?

Yesterday, in NYC, I traveled my usual route, and on this one block with a firehouse, the block was wall to wall cars. Cars on the sidewalk. Cards double parked for the length of a long block. It was tight just to get through. I had to wait while some one was dropped off.

It was “obviously” the fire house’s holiday party.

If you or I did that, cars would get towed.

So are government workers above the law?

Silly serf, obviously yes!