Sometimes those little annoyances of modern life get me really pissed, I know on most occasions I do not have any rights to be so pissed off as I'm sure my actions are not always appreciated by all, but there we are pissed off I can be.
Little strategies to deal with such annoyances sometime strike a real accord with me and the rebellious streak that sits deep in us all becomes ignited and off we go with the sweat allure of revenge lading us to wards some form retribution.
What has sparked this off you may wonder? Well it was a little action by Lycos to enable the Internet community to fight back against the spammers. SPAM being the afore mentioned offender. All you need to do is download their screen saver from MakeLoveNotSpam.com, and when the screen saver runs the spammers get spammed back - Now that's the spirit. It even gives you a running score of your contribution to the fight!
Another little technique I do I learned from Ben Elton, when you get junk mail , rip up all the junk mail, put it into the pre paid envelope (with your name and address on the top). Then the people who bug me at home, a) have to pay for the postage b) and pay for the time for the worker to open the envelope.It always brightens up my day when I walk to the postbox with such replies. I know some people's jobs rely on this work but really I'd rather the economy put these people to a much more productive (from my point of view) use.
I'm continually impressed by the power of the mass Internet users, lets hope this little screen saver can mobilise that and clean the inboxes of the world from SPAM