Internet backup solutions
An internet backup provider, whose name rhymes with "posie" (the 'pocket full of posies' line in the children's nursery rhyme refers to the scabs associated with the black plague, so it fits), has spammed this site.
That doesn't really bother me. The first one was actually helpful, but was posted from a misleading address. It suggested that I use this posie service to back up my stuff. Well, that's fine for a gig, or a few hundred megs, or whatever. But what we're talking about here is the transport of several hundreds of gigs of data across the fancy interweb to posie.
This might work if I had SDSL still, and had a T1 to the house. This would also work if I took my personal computers to work and used the giant pipe at work to upload my data to posie. But I don't have a T1 or an OC3. I have cable – that I am borrowing from a neighbor and is thus intermittent. So that means I get about 600kbyte/s down, but we're locked at 384bits (note I said bits) on the way out.
But the marketing drone doesn't really understand these sorts of things. First, don't spam. Second, don't spam twice. Third, think and understand the situation before you start talking. Lastly, if you're going to use a pseudonym, like bonnie, for some marketing firm, please let me know that you are with a marketing form so that I may become aware of the fact that you're trying to sell me something, and you might not always be telling the truth.
So, bonnie, you are the first comments I've deleted in a long time. Unmoderated comments I think are the way to, but it's shit like this that tempts me the the other way.
By the by, I'm not going to link to the remote storage company, because that would contribute to their google page rank. My wife will also never recommend their service to a customer again (she works on the retail side of Apple).
The name of the advertising firm, however, for those who wish to blacklist or whichever, is Starline Marketing. These are the sorts of people I put on black lists for spam and the like. Perhaps google should implement procmail in blogger for comments (or mail for gmail, or...)