Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Spam generators

Another depressing sign of how spam works: typo-squatting* is big business.

Personally, if want to go to flickr and end up somewhere else I don't think to myself "Oooo, I wonder if there's anything cool to buy on this strange site?!" and start clicking everything. Instead, I immediately get out of there as fast as I can.

Plus, with so many of this kind of site out there, if I'm looking for a car I'm never going to type in cars.com in the address bar, I'd google use the Google® Intarwebs Searching Machine™ to search for "cars" (well, more likely Mustang or Ranger).

But apparently the 0.00001% of people out there that are silly enough to click on anything they see in a browser window or email make spam profitable enough that people just won't give it up, sigh.

Oh and speaking of searching, I always have to chuckle about the people that search for web sites by name rather than just typing it in the address bar and using CTRL-ENTER to have the browser fill in the http://www. .com parts. The best is people searching for yahoo at google and vice versa.

*registering domain names that are mis-spellings or mis-typings of big web sites, for example flicker.com instead of flickr.com

Friday, May 04, 2007


Why I can't watch CSI:Miami

Monday, April 23, 2007


You might be a geek if...

You see headlines like Gates: Iraq Failure Would Hit Mideast and your first thought is "Why is Bill making statements about Iraq?"

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


That really surprised me.


Hollywood needs to get over the fight-over-a-gun-and-someone-gets-shot cliche, it's so tired it's just a joke now.

As a corollary, they could have people learn that guns are, in RPG phraseology, ranged weapons. You don't hold a gun in someone's chest, you stay far enough away that having a gun is actually an advantage.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Hardaway pwned!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Bad rap

I guess it's true that not all blacks can rap.

Monday, January 29, 2007


They need this at Cedar Point

OMG, two posts in a day!

Anyway, this looks like a really awesome ride.



Unwelcome House Guest

Man, I'm tired of all the raving about House. I watched a few episodes and it was kinda cool, but every single one is the same:

Maybe it's this? Nope.
I know, it's this! Nope.
Maybe this will work. No, that almost killed him.
This is highly unethical, but let's try it. Darn, didn't work.
Ok, how about this? Yes, that cured him, I'm a genius!

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