Who’s the smartass?

OK, who gave the astrology site my email, name, and birth date?

And what’s your preferred termination method?


14 thoughts on “Who’s the smartass?

  1. MamaLiberty May 8, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Not me, dear. I don’t know any astrologists, and don’t want to. I’m confused by life quite as much as I can tolerate without it. LOL


    • Bear May 8, 2015 / 5:44 pm

      I’m beginning to suspect it was the state, since it happened right after I got my new license (and they require an email address on the application). They wouldn’t be the only state selling d/r/i/v/e/r/ l/i/c/e/n/s/e/ lists from MVRs (to allegedly sidestep the DPPA).


      • MamaLiberty May 8, 2015 / 6:06 pm

        I guess anything is possible in that case. But “require” an email address? I hear that there are still a few people in the world who don’t know what that is… 🙂 I’ll have to go through this DL wringer by September, so will find out. As it happens, I have a perfectly good “throw away” email address I’ll be glad to give them in case it is required. They can send all the crap they want to it… and the account will self destruct in 30 days without ever bothering my eyeballs. LOL

        Look up inbox.com – though there are thousands of ways to do that, naturally.


        • Bear May 8, 2015 / 7:21 pm

          I have an Inbox.com account; I just forgot to use that address on the form, darn it.


          • MamaLiberty May 9, 2015 / 8:14 am

            Oh yeah. 🙂 I guess it was from you that I found inbox… I’m trying to figure out how to bulk transfer the contacts list from there. I don’t want to copy paste each one individually.


            • Bear May 9, 2015 / 8:39 am

              Two ways to go about that.

              First, you don’t. Instead of using Inbox.com as webmail, you can access your account by POP using Thunderbird. Just create a new “account” in Thunderbird and you’ll have your address book right there, where it’s always been. That’s what I do.

              Secondly, you can export your Thunderbird address book as a comma-separated variable (CSV) file: Open Address Book, click “Tools” in the menu, select “Export”. On the export screen, look at the lower right for a pull-down menu that probably reads “LDIF”; choose “Comma-Separated”. Nmae your exported file and click “Save”.

              Then log into Inbox.com. Click the “Contacts” tab. Look down at the lower left for “Import Contacts”. Click that. On the next screen, by the “CSV FIle:” click the browse button to locate the address book CSV you just saved from Thunderbird. By “Existing Contacts”,pick one option, then click “Import”.

              The problem with importing that way is that Inbox.com might not like the specific comma-separated fields Thunderbird creates. But you can try it, with your fingers crossed.


              • MamaLiberty May 9, 2015 / 9:46 am

                Yeah, I could do that first thing, but I have not been comfortable with it so far. Don’t want to integrate any on line email with my computer, beyond the ISP that is already in place. I don’t understand how it all works, and I don’t know that I’d notice any funny business, so it just seemed best to leave it separate.

                I will try the second idea, most definitely. There are only about 20 contacts at inbox, and if I’d grabbed them each as they came in and plugged them into my Thunderbird, I’d have been better off… but it never occurred to me until recently. Could still do that, of course, but it would take significant time.

                I update my backup of the address book frequently to a thumb drive, so it would be no problem to do the second part next time I do that.


              • MamaLiberty May 10, 2015 / 4:02 pm

                Ok, I looked at that stuff and think we have a miscommunication here. I don’t want to send all my contacts to inbox at all. I want to save the contacts I have collected at inbox and integrate them with what I already have. They are two completely different lists… so there is nothing I want to import to inbox. Guess I’ll have to do the one by one deal. No biggie. 🙂


                  • MamaLiberty May 10, 2015 / 4:39 pm

                    Did that. It downloaded. Only one problem was I never got any opportunity to save it to a specific place… so it downloaded into the matrix and I may never find it. LOL No idea what the inbox file name was, so it’s sort of hard to search for it either. Oh well, at least it is here. Somewhere.


                    • Bear May 10, 2015 / 4:50 pm

                      OK, two things. I seem to recall that you use Firefox. If so, find “Tools” in the menu and click “Downloads”. In the new window, find the file you just saved. Right-click on it and select “Got to download page”. That takes you there. Now would be a good time to move it somewhere more convenient, like your desktop.

                      Secondly (again assuming you have FF or a reasonable facsimile): Find “Preferences (or Options) in your menu. Select the “General” tab. Under Downloads either check “Save files to” and enter a known directory you can always find, or check “Always ask me where to save files” and remember where you save them to.

                      When I used Firefox (and in Pale Moon), if you check “Always ask…” it defaults to the last place you saved a file and gives you a chance to change directories. I do that, but almost always save to a special “Downloads” folder I created on my desktop. So I know where to look.


                    • MamaLiberty May 10, 2015 / 5:18 pm

                      Ok, can do that. I have FF with a Fedora OS. Lots of things go weird with downloads.

                      I can find the file that way, but I still don’t know how to get it to show up in the Thunderbird email address book. Don’t see any point to having it on the desktop…


  2. Bear May 10, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    It’s on the desktop so you _can_ find it. Then you go to Thunderbird, open the Address Book, click Tools in the menu, select Import, and select Address Books. Click Next. In the next screen,select text file. Click Next. In the file dialogue, you select the file you just saved to your desktop.

    Once it’s imported correctly, you can delete the file from desktop.


    • MamaLiberty May 11, 2015 / 6:40 am

      Ah so! I did find it cleverly hidden in “downloads,” just wasn’t sure how to make use of it. Thanks for your help, and your patience with a computer dummy. 🙂


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