so on april 15, 2005 i wrote this post. entitled Smote by Yahoo; it's about how one of my websites which was previously ranked number 6 for a very important keyphrase had suddenly and without provocation or explanation been dumped down to number 64.

i proceeded to make a silly list of actions which must be taken to rectify the situation. i referred to yahoo as having personally screwed me. and stated that calling them bad names was a pasttime of mine.

i referred to the search engine as my god and that it had smote me.

now mysteriously, about a week after i made that post, yahoo mail has also turned on me. spamguard is active, and yet, hour after hour the spam mails pour generously into my inbox. v1agra pi11s, penis enl4rgement, bigger br3asts, m0rtgages, st0ck picks. you name it.

in the past, a few spams would always sneak by. maybe 3-5 in a day. and i'd always mark them as spam. perhaps that is how i offended the gods. a lowly human like me having the gall to tell them they were not perfect. that they'd been fooled by those clever misspellings spammers use, but i had not.


does anyone know when gmail's coming out of beta? and why wasn't i invited to test it!!??!!

smote by google as well.

i'm running out of gods here.

what's left... MSN? oh, man. now way.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For Google art with me;
Thy algorithm and thy results, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a high rank fo me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with keywords; My bandwidth runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Google forever.