Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sunday's Spiritual Message: Going Offline Continued

I meant to write about this on Sunday, but since I forgot to and I needed to take a few minutes to rest my brain (I'm writing a brief for my Lawyering/Advocacy class), here I am.

The wife and I recently came across an article in the Ensign that reinforced our desire to limit our "being [constantly] connected."

I think you'll enjoy it.

This links to the pdf:  PDF Link

Or, if you prefer the html:  HTML Link

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Steph said...

Ooh I love that article too! I read it last week and felt like it was really what Jon and I need sometimes. Turn off the ipod touch, turn off the TV, turn off the computer, and focus on what's really important.

Anonymous said...


CCF & JRF said...

WWGD or S?

What Would Google Do or Say?


Cougar Abogado said...

"Don't be evil."

Cougar Abogado said...

So I was just posting on my wife's money saving blog and realized that people have to type in word verification to post on my blog.

Who are these random nonsense posters?

I assume people must pay them to flip through blogs one at a time and just post, post, post.

I'm assuming they are people . . . Unless there is some machine out there that is insanely good at guessing random, 5+ character combinations.

CCF & JRF said...

I have heard it is automated, sort of viral software this is fighting against. Not people dropping random comments. If it were people, I would have a career for certain! The software cant read the distorted letters I am told, people can...

Do you know the person replying in what looks like maybe Chinese characters? If not I wonder how you got that and what if it might be your three legged toad awaiting you to come and get him and have good financial luck?


Cougar Abogado said...

Yeah, I definitely don't know our friend 119 which was why I piped up - as you point out, he's doubtless not a computer program.

However, if you mouse over the hyperlinks in his "comment," I think you'll see they have nothing to do with three-legged frogs and quite a lot to do with human spam. Or in other words, someone who is either paid to post random Web sites on various blogs, or maybe someone who owns the companies (which would seem counter-intuitive).

CCF & JRF said...

I don't get it. I agree probably a person, but what benefit does it serve?

OH wait! I just clicked on one of the links. YIKES! Now I see, your right... maybe they do get paid and I retract my comment about reading blogs and commenting being a good job form me, I don't think I want that job at all! Well I also doubt 119 read anything except to click on the comment box...

You can force all comments to be approved by you and i think even remove this one. When i opened our blog up to more people, I turned on the moderation. Just to be sure none of our friends post anything crazy on our blog. Also to ensure our full names aren't out there. I don't need any of my or CCF's opinions say costing us a job. And although i don't think people should search the web before offering you a job or to just check up on you, I work in HR and they absolutely do that.

Cougar Abogado said...

I haven't deleted the 119 thing because I find it humorous more than anything.

I will certainly keep the moderation option open if I ever find it necessary.

Yeah, I've tried to be pretty cautious about linking my true identity (Harry Potter) to my blog.

Yes, no Michael Phelps YouTube videos for this guy.