Monthly Archives: June 2019

26 Jun 2019
Clickbait

TL;DR: roughly 12% of the page was content One of the lowest forms of advertising is “clickbait” sites, which FaceBook loves to inject into your feed. My current practice is that if I see a clickbait site’s “promotions” scroll by more than once I permanently block that site. On rare occasions, in moments of weakness, […]

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16 Jun 2019
The Honorable O

A final riff on the quirky (mis)use of my name…. Way back in time, either through mistyping or bad OCR, the “Horn” in “Larry O. Horn” got turned into “Honr”, which led to some interesting mail. That “Honr” became “Honorable”, so I received mail addressed to:     Larry O the Honorable with the affectionate salutation     Dear […]

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14 Jun 2019
Hi, I’m Olin

In the continuing saga of junk postal mail, a new variation has shown up — “Olin Horn”. I’m eagerly awaiting a slew of new fodder for my shredder. This did remind me that in my high school days I began signing my homework as “L. Olin Horn”. Perhaps I was tired of “Larry”, or tired […]

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12 Jun 2019
Not a tax prep company

I’ve been wondering why I’ve been getting a lot of junk postal mail addressed to the company “Larry Olin Horn” for the last couple years; mostly business credit scams, but also other interesting stuff, even an occasional sample trinket (cheaper by the thousand) to hand out to my “customers”. Perhaps it’s the bogus listing I […]

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