Daily Archives: December 4, 2012

A new phishing attempt: telling you that you’ve used up your resources

I got this today, and while it has the markings of being legit, the first question you have to ask yourself is why Yahoo! would use a web site other than Yahoo! in emails to you. Also, why would the email come from someone other than Yahoo! (And for you Gmail snobs, you may see them for Gmail as well). Needless to say, it is a phishing attempt and should be deleted.

—- Text below this line —-

Dear Account User,

Your mailbox has exceeded the limit of 30 GB, which is as set by your
manager, you are currently at 30.9GB, very soon you will not be able to
create new e-mail to send or receive again until you validate your
mailbox.To re-validate your mailbox, click on the link below and follow
the instruction for your upgrade.



Email Administrator.

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Some thoughts on the difficulty of proposing new ideas

What is this?

Well, if you guessed “minesweeper”, you’d be correct. Actually, reading about it here, Mine Kafon: The low-tech, high-design tumbleweed minesweeper – CNN.com, I got to thinking about something else. You can see the objections to the idea on the CNN article. It is a classic case, though, of someone being too conservative in their objections and missing the point. The creator of this recognizes the limitations. What the critic doesn’t recognize, though, is the limits of his criticisms. To me, any and all approaches should be taken to removing land mines. If this idea helps, so much the better.

When proposing new ideas, look out for those who are too conservative in their objections. Be it a small idea, or a big one like this.