I am addicted to signing up for web services. If there's an opportunity to grab the username "baratunde," I'm on it. A few months back, this disease led me to create an account with Scribd.com, which describes itself as the YouTube of documents. Scribd just got $3.5M of new investment. I'm hoping they use that money for two things.

First, support landscape documents! Check out how my book looks up there.

Second, put a stop to the spam before it gets outta hand. Here's a message I got today. Gotta love it.


How are you? i hope all is well with you, i hope you may not know me, and i don't know who you are, My Name is alicia, i am just broswing now in i just saw your profile and it seams like some thing touches me all over my body, i started having some feelings in me which i have never experience in me before, so i became interested in you, l will also like to know you the more,and l want you to send an email to my email address so l can give you my picture for you to know whom l am.

Here is my email addressc(<i removed the email address>)

I believe we can move from here!

I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.

Miss sofia.

(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life(<i removed the email address>)please i need your email please am waiting for your mail

So let me get this straight, you're trying to tell me that when you look at my profile, somebody gropes you. Don't pin that on me! I got nothing to do with that. Pick a name, too. Is it Miss Sofia or Alicia? And is "distance" a euphemism for "size?" If so, you will be disappointed for the rest of your life. I don't know too many guys who can claim "distance."