Another Anniversary Passes

October 18th, 2006

October 9th was the two-year anniversary of this blog. The last year of this site saw ten parts of the Mike Hardy Saga, with part 11 still at large (I need some motivation). Maybe the upcoming year will contain some more posts with greater substance than the usual short drivel I update with.

Yearly Observance

September 19th, 2006

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day today. Again. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything to say. Arrr.

The nationality of spam

August 14th, 2006

Spam by country

An Independence Day Reminder

July 4th, 2006

Be careful with those fireworks…and remember my bottle rocket comparison from last year? Nobody seemed to care then; maybe someone will care now, but I doubt it.

Infrared Webcam Hack

June 24th, 2006

Thanks to the helpful instructions here and here, I now have my very own infrared webcam. Viewing the world in infrared is a bit different than visible light. Here’s some comparison shots.
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May update

May 31st, 2006

So as to not seem like a total slacker.

Another trip up north, another log of wireless access points gathered. Best SSID this time: longaberger. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually drive around my own town to scope out the scene here.

Also, I feel now is a good time to share my newfound love of YouTube, where I can sit all day and watch snippets of TV without having to suffer from my Dad changing the channel every thirty seconds.

More Strange E-mail Fraud

April 23rd, 2006

Subject: payment
From: Gary Shelton <test>
To: <gary_shelton_arrttist1>

My name is Gary Shelton and I am an artist.I live in Netherland,with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life. It is definitely a full house. I have been doing artwork since I was a small child. That gives me about 23 years of experience. I majored in art in high school and took a few college art courses. Most of my work is done in either pencil or airbrush mixed with color pencils. I have recently added designing and creating artwork on the computer.I have been selling my art for the last 3 years and have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and in magazines.I have sold in galleries and to private collectors from all around the world.I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to Americans,they are always offering to pay with a US POSTAL MONEY ORDER,which is difficult for me to cash here in Netherland.

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Strangest Advance Fee Fraud Ever

April 15th, 2006

I just received this in my e-mail:

From: tonyfred williams <tonyfredw1>
Subject: Hello I need help Please.

Good Day:

I am Tony Fred Williams I am 14 years old I live in Manchester(UK) before my father died, now I live with my mother in Scotland. my father is from Manchester (UK) and my mother is from Scotland. my late father Mr. Fred Williams was a Contractor in Manchester(UK) before he died in a car accident last year July 25th 2005. he left £50Million (Fifty Million Pounds) in his account before he died. The £50Million is in (First Union National Bank UK) I have been trying to collect the money from (First Union National Bank UK) but the MD CEO told me to go and look for some body that is honest and old enough to help me collect the money.

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