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…sadly, the vermin are still out there, Mabel…what to do if your Yahoo email gets hacked…#TBSU…

…they say on the Web, as anywhere,  the delight of all the highs and great times we enjoy are enhanced by the experience of the downright  ‘f*ck ye off moments’...we all get them, Mabel…getting put in the Facebook Slammer for ‘friending’ Facebook’s own recommendations, and having some clown ‘reject’ you…that’s a favourite most of us get sooner or later…then there’s the Twitter barrier on acquiring too many followers too quickly (how do they expect to GROW their reach doing stuff like that?)…another slime-fest attack is the unexpected visit from a member of the Troll Brigade…I’ve already shared how I handle that one…polite the hell out of ’em, then block ’em..they get no sense of pleasure out of that…comes now my initial cyber attack on my Yahoo email account…I s’pose, paradoxically,  I should feel honoured that my account should be deemed worthy of such an assault…it won’t rank up there on the ‘where were you when J.F.Kennedy, or John Lennon were.. etc, etc,’…but it was enough to induce a slight dose of the wobbles in the stomach…being the complete Anti-Genius on computers, I did what all self-respecting idiots do…I called  a friend…the sanguine and well-behatted Author, John Dolan (he of the best-selling novel, EVERYONE BURNS fame)…he calmed me down…first thing to do is to CHANGE YER PASSWORD, he said… then SIGN OUT AND SIGN BACK IN AGAIN...this I did, and it seems to have done the trick meantime…I share this in the knowledge that prob’ly 99% of you out there already know this stuff, but for the 1% like me, this may help if you get attacked…one little thing more…you may not get the ability to SEND an email again immediately…Yahoo Email, quite correctly, will have noticed that the hacker has blitzed your address book contacts immediately with their Phishing nonsense, and will want to give a breathing space in between to ensure you are not still compromised…excellent stuff once you know it, but it caused a secondary wobble for me until I understood what it was doing…(BTW,— definition of a Sumo Wrestler…‘throwing a wobbler’)… now, I think they’ve sent for Matron with the syringe to calm me down even further—gotta scarper…see yeez later…

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…#TBSU, #TBSU…to be sure, to be sure..#TBSU, #TBSU…how easy is that, then..?

ask me to recall the line-ups in soccer teams from years ago for specific matches, and I can probably spout them out faultlessly…I can still reel off tons of telephone numbers of even half-known acquaintances in the days before the mobile phone replaced human brain intervention…charts of the chemical elements, nuances of several languages, prime number derivations…no bother at all…BUT, come to trying to fathom what certain sets of initials stand for, and in barges the ‘DUH-WHAT?’ factor…a wordsmith I may pretend to be, a numerate genius perhaps, but an INITIALIST?…regrets, the single-character-letter  science doesn’t seem to register across my little grey cells…I’m the bloke who for years thought ‘V.I.P.’ meant ‘Very Im-Portant’, so go figure…current situation arrives…the emergence this week of THE BLOG SCRATCHERS UNION, and it’s pelting along famously…Author and Legend In His Own Lunch-Box, John Dolan, invented the hashtag #TBSU... and hey presto, it’s filling the web-waves as we type…now comes the question, how to remember it so we can bang it on to our tweets and stuff? …cometh the hour, cometh the mnemonic-interpretationalist (there’s a phrase you don’t see too often, eh?.. quality on here, Mabel, pure bluudy quality …)…that other splendid Lunch-Box-Famed-Celebrity Author/Blogger, Eric J Gates (@eThillerWriter) says it ‘sounds like’ (charades? this early before Christmas?)…‘T’B’SU’-re, ‘T’B’SU-re... brilliant, Master Gates, brilliant…so there you have it #TBSU (The Blog Scratchers Union), To Be SUre, To Be SUre…we’ll be giving classes on this stuff soon… meantime, while I scuttle away from Matron, here’s today’s batch of bloggers for you to follow, (reciprocate if you feel so inclined..) …

Blog Scratchers Corner

#TBSU

Blogs for you to follow:

http://www.peggybechko.blogspot.com

http://www.seumasgallacher.wordpress.com

http://www.clrdougherty.com

http://roe.thoughts.com/

http://johnwhowell.com

http://bruceblake.wordpress.com

http://scarberryfieldsforever.blogspot.com

http://tahira007.wordpress.com

http://seyisandradavid.wordpress.com

http://robitille.wordpress.com

http://www.ellisvidler.com

Enjoy  …

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…the newest hashtag kid on the block…#TBSU…welcome it into yer bloggin’ hearts…

#TBSU…about once in every thousand years, my pal Author John Dolan has a flash of brilliance…#TBSU...his previous epiphany involved the invention of sliced bread, giving birth to the phrase, ‘the best thing since, etc..’…#TBSU…his latest mental illumination adds a strange air of credibility to the recent succession of blogs that have sneaked on to these pages…#TBSU…it’s hardly the stuff of Einsteinian proportion, but the idea  of bloggers helping and supporting fellow bloggers is catching fire…we’ve tagged it ‘Blog Scratching’…the simple notion that you scratch my blog and I scratch your blog…Now Master Dolan is not only tagging it, he’s HASHTAGGING it…hence, #TBSUTHE BLOG SCRATCHERS UNION…this fine mnemonic acronym (Eng.:’initials made easy to memorise’) will grace the blogs and tweets of the Honourable Members of the The Blog Scratchers Union…(given we have no DisHonourable Members, this includes all of you guys and gals out there in BlogLand)…now, a bit of a housekeeping insert is called for here…you all can please yersels, yer all growed-up people now, but HERE’S HOW I’M DOING IT:…in every post for the foreseeable future I’m listing at the foot of the post a batch of blogs…I’m keeping a Master List also, and I intend to devote a blog, say once every week or so which will reprise a fuller list…this should give regular iteration (repeats, John, repeats …)…if you feel so inclined, (and why shouldn’t you?)…you may wish to replicate this process on your own blogs…social networking used properly is a powerful means of broadening reach for all we scrapers of the quill, we tappers of the typewriter, we loggers of the laptop…come on in, the water’s fine…I hope you won’t mind, I’ve invited Matron to be our virtual Muse…she wields a mean syringe… speaking of which…oops…here’s she comes…see you later …

Blog Scratchers Corner 

#TBSU

Blogs to follow :

http://www.ericjgates.com

http://www.seumasgallacher.wordpress.com

http://dagonsblood.wordpress.com

http://night7flyer.blogspot.com

http://aly3008.blogspot.com

http://katyhuthjones.com

http://kenknieling.wordpress.com

http://allenfiction.com

http://wyrdpooka.wordpress.com

http://marymeddlemore1.wordpress.com

http://www.thejigglybits.com

Link up, and like ..#TBSU

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