Google says I am a spammer

Reading this article on Google’s new CAPTCHA – and it’s associated privacy concerns and I see that very sadly it is now a required element to register at wordpress.org.
Since it started it has set me as a spammer. How so? I just tried to register a new account at wordpress.org and I entered the captcha text perfectly. It should have said I was not a robot but instead it shows me this:
spammer

It’s been the same since last December and I wait to see what happens when BT cycle my IP address. I am 100% sure Google will still say I am a spammer.

Gabe Newell hates you

Help Desk Error

Steam servers are under maintenance. Normal operations will resume shortly. Thank you for your patience.

 
This has been ongoing for HOURS. I have been locked out of my Steam account for HOURS.
 
Why?
 
Because Gabe Newell can’t see that Support matters.
 
He gets richer, you get no games.
 
Now, why should he care?

Own your information

A really good article on why blogging is not dead and for me this line is really important:

… it is the only communications tool, in contrast to every other social service, that is owned by the author; to say someone follows a blog is to say someone follows a person (This applies both for amateur and professional bloggers; most of the rest of this post is concerned with the latter).
Stratechery

All your posts and pictures on all those other services are not owned by you. If it important to you, shouldn’t you have more control?

Valve and no Support

Fawning response from someone on reddit to the fact that the CEO of Valve replied to any email. The images are here. One of note is the second image – “At the end of the day, everyone here at Valve is in support”. 

Anyone familiar with Steam Support knows they send canned replies, that replies can take weeks and weeks which has to mean that in this company where apparently you work on what you want that no-one wants to work in Support (note – I use a capital S).

The best response in the reddit thread is this one:

“Don’t forget though, Gaben has the power to make Steam Support better but chooses not to.” 

and that he chooses not to tells you all you need to know about his attitude to the users of his service and the people that make him so much money.

Screw Sony Music Entertainment

Clicked to listen/watch an AC/DC music video on Youtube.

This video contains content from SME

Fuck Sony and everyone associated with that company. I was buying their music when it was on LP. Then CD. Then video. Then DVD. And now you motherfuckers want to stop me seeing it online? How fucking stupid are you? Do you think this stops anyone? Dickheads. I and thousands of others were paying our money before SME even existed so screw you.