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I have been lurking for a while and very much liked the friendly and helpful reaction of people to the LA quake. Including the offers of phone calls. I live in LA and got shoken up quite a bit. My bookshelfs basically exploded :(. Nothing serious or irreplacable though :) . For a while e-mail was the only connection to the outside world. This is really what the Internet is about: bringing people together, allowing "normal" people to help each other... So I thought I share this with the group: my Internet access provider (DHM) had a great idea. Last December they started to offer personalized licence plate frames to their subscribers. On the top it says INTERNET and on the bottom they put your e-mail address. Mine looks like this: ------INTERNET------ | | | | | | | | ----email@example.com---- They are black with white lettering and cost about $11 - I think. I haven't gotten any e-mail yet and am still wondering who is going to be the first person that will send me e-mail... But at the very least its a better use for a licence plate frame than advertising for my car dealer. Send me e-mail if you want one. Or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up the spirit of the Internet! And send me e-mail if anybodys needs a phone call in LA. Like, when the rest of the US breaks of and slides into the atlantic... ;) Dirk PS. Would anybody be interested in creating a database of people that are willing to make phone calls to loved ones in case of desaster? I talked to the people at DHM and they would be willing to donate the computer resources provided that I "do all the work".