Legal Proceedings

The last time I handled Gmane emails (I do that about once a month.  Drunk.) I got a stranger than usual threat from India. I’m used to being told that I’m so sowed because of something some moron once posted on a mailing list, but this seemed to actually be from a lawyer.  As is my policy, I post most interesting threats to gmane.discuss.  The mail from the Indian lawyers didn’t actually say what they wanted to have removed, so I sent an email back asking what they wanted me to do, exactly.

I didn’t get a reply.

But a week later a package showed up at the office.

Package from Mandal & Fox, lawyers

It’s like several kilos of paper, detailing (presumably) the case between somebody and somebody else.  I think the gist of it is that somebody alleges that somebody else is a crook, and that somebody else says that he isn’t, and the court says that the first somebody should stop alleging that.  And it’s been going on for at least 20 years.

I’m not the only recipient:

The firms that got the care package

It’s a list of about 15 companies, like Google, Yahoo and me.  Yay!

So, anyway, I’m perfectly willing to delete whatever it is they want to have deleted.  So I was looking through the stack to see if that was in there somewhere.

Why did blogger rotate the image?

So…  they want me to remove…  something…  in one of the groups that talks about India…

If this is the quality of the legal assistance that Fox & Mandal is giving to that certain someone, I’m not surprised this case has lasted 20 years.  This is pretty incompetent.  I’d advise whoever to get new representation.

If they actually tell me what message they want to have removed from Gmane, I’ll remove it.  Until then, I guess I just have some extra paper to take to the recycling, I guess.

Oh, Brando

I bought some USB3->SATA adapters from Brando.  They came with US->Euro plug adapters.  (Yes, the adapters had adapters with adapters.  Geez.)

See if you can spot the problem.

In addition, the speed I get when ripping CDs via these adapters is, as they say, teh sux.

Oh, well.  It’s not as if I actually expected something bought from Brando to work, but it was worth a shot.

Shoes On Couches

Extreme Couching

It’s always fascinated me that on American TV shows, people seem to put their feet up on furniture, even though they are wearing shoes.

After spending some time in the US, I realised that TV was only reporting fact.

It’s so shocking, I’m sure.

I’ve got a cold now, so I’m watching episodes of Murder She Wrote.  It’s the closest thing you can to do being asleep without actually sleeping.

And there I found the most extreme example of Couchshoeing ever.  It’s two guys on a bed WEARING SKI BOOTS!

We have a winner.