I see this sign in the town where I work all the time, and although I know the intent of the sign, I can't seem to get past the unintentional 'literal meaning'. I find it a very unsettling. Mouseover the pic to see what I mean. Read more [...]
In case you were wondering, that is the amount of time it takes to accumulate 5000 SPAM email messages in your spam folder.
Well, thats how long it took me. Would love to hear how long it takes somebody else.
I was doing a Blingo search the other day and I came across this post on MySpace written by a young man whose blog reminded me very much of how I felt at his age. I won't go into details, or post a link to it, but it was one of those things that gave me a 'boy, do I know how you feel' moment. Well, an 'at least I know how I felt' moment so I decided to post a little 'hey don't worry, it'll get better' reply. He wrote a nice note and thanked me, so over the next few days I checked back at his blog Read more [...]
Two big stories in the news this week that I felt I needed to comment on: Vice President Shoots Fellow Hunter OK, so what? I mean it was a hunting accident, happens all the time and it barely makes the news everywhere else, but the fact that the VP did it and it is headline news. And then some people (democrats and journalists) turn the fact that he didn't tell anyone right away into some big conspiracy. I mean did anyone think that maybe getting his friend to the hospital and making sure he was Read more [...]
Obviously the people (read dumbasses) at the fake PayPal site who are trying to phish for personal information did not read my previous phishing post. The one I got from 'PayPal' today said, and I quote; "However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before January 35, 2006". Thankfully I have 4 more days before I have to log in. RES v.2006 (4.5) - Weight (+1) | Exercise (+) | Eating Out (108%) Read more [...]
Phishing, that act of impersonating another person via email to get you to log in to a false website designed to steal your personal information is rampant. I get emails a few times a day from people claiming to be banks, PayPal, EBay etc... stating that my account has been breached and that I need to login to reactivate features that have been turned off to 'protect my security.' They always sound real, at least mostly real, but every once in a while there are telltale signs of something fishy with Read more [...]
Who is James Michael Ward and what in the hell does he have to do with me? That's what I would like to know. I went to the DMV (BMV here in Ohio) to get plates for my new car and to renew my license. The plate thing went fine but when they got to my license, the system went down. No biggie, I decided to come back the next day since I am only a few minutes from the place. Well, the next day I went back and stood in line and watched as a few people ahead of me renewed their licenses. Good, system Read more [...]