“This blog was begun in October of 2008 at Blogspot and much of it remains at xxxxxxxxxxxx.blogspot.com. However, in early 2017 all posts (nearly1,400 [sic] of them) were erased, making this WordPress move necessary.”
— The Writer of this Blog
Because not editing for clarity may result in contradictory sentences and a confusing sequence of words.
Just in case you missed it, “much of [the blog] remains,” yet “all posts were erased.”
Me: “Hello?” Spam guy: “Hello. I’m ‘Mark,’ and I’m calling from the Windows Technical Service office. We’ve detected a virus on your PC that is causing it to send multiple email addresses from your IP address. Are you at your computer?”
Me: “Yes.” Spam guy: “Please click on the “Start” button.”
Me: I can’t. Spam guy: “It’s in the lower left corner of your screen.”
Me: No, it’s not. Spam guy: It’s very important that we diagnose this problem. What do you see on your screen?”
Me: “The Mac toolbar.” Spam guy: “Excuse me?”
Me: “I don’t have a PC. I have a Mac.” Spam guy: “You don’t have any PCs?”
Me: “Nope.” Spam guy: “Let me transfer you to the Mac department.”
I have to get it to whoever thought this up. It combines the sleaziest aspects of both phone and computer spam “threats” to try to get you to give out confidential information that will give someone access to your computer.