Out on bond and facing five years in jail for threatening to "cut into the left side of [a spammer's] brain using a power drill and an ice pick," a Sunnyvale, CA man told The Mercury News: "If I could go back, I wouldn't have done it. I would have realized sooner that I needed to shut my Web site down, to shut down my e-mail and to re-evaluate the way I was using the Internet." Once again I find myself saying "Maybe it's just me, but..." ...Does the guy really think that "ill-conceived use of the Internet" is among his most pressing problems? I'm not sure it's even in the Top 5. "Creepy specificity of death threats" has gotta be #1.
RSVP -- it's all the gnawing social misery of a bad dinner party PLUS the trendy busyness of Flash animation! (And it isn't like it's cruelly addictive or anything. No way. I'm waaaay too smart for that.)