antipaucity

fighting the lack of good ideas

my first act as president…

…will be to eliminate the TSA.

I was in Chicago this week for work, and on my way back the TSA gerbil found a knife in my briefcase. The same briefcase that made it through RDU without anyone noticing a knife.

When I am elected president in 2016 the first thing to go will be the stupidity that is TSA. That’s right, they took my $60 knife from me. The mail-it-home kiosk has been closed for months at MDW because people complained items didn’t make it back or something.

The stupid part about this whole episode, though, is that I don’t need a knife to cause havoc on a plane. I’m a big enough guy, and know enough about the basics of martial arts and self-defence to cause issues.

But I’m honest, and up-standing, and have no reason to do so.

But the TSA doesn’t consider whether or not you’re likely to cause an issue. Nope. It’s an outright ban.

Bastards.

email catharsis

I use Google’s free mail service. And each account gets the privilege of having over 6 gigabytes of storage, if needed.

However, I don’t use anywhere near that much.

I go through my old email about once a month and delete stuff I no longer need. For example, I’m on the TriLUG mailing list. But most of what’s on there has no bearing beyond a few months. So, every month I go through all my old email, and purge what’s more than a year old, unless I’ve specifically tagged it to hold onto longer.

Storage has gotten cheap, but it seems that no one has stopped to ask the question, “should I save it?”, they’ve merely answered the question, “can I save it?”