Spam: Nigerian Jerry Duruibe: Day 6

November 23rd, 2002 by Richard Bairwell 1 comment »

CERTDEP.JPGI’ve been a bit busy the past few days, but I’ll bring you up to speed with what’s happening with Jerry, and how helpful he’s been (he’s sent some documents – a copy of ‘Albert Pilchards’ will, his death certificate and a certificate of deposit) so let’s continue the tale of the Nigerian spammer who claims I could inherit a fortune (for background information see day 5, day 4, day 3, day 2 or go right back to the very start with day 1).

Oh, and yes, transcripts of all the documents he sent (all were JPG format) have been made – ideal if you are received the same files from the spammer and were doing a search to find some “background data”….
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Weird: Egg Separator

November 23rd, 2002 by Richard Bairwell No comments »

Peter Petrie Egg Separator
Yuck! Further to previous thoughts, I’ve decided to create a ‘Net: Weird’ category – mainly because this strange item falls into no other category…

The Peter Petrie Egg Separator helps you separate the contents of an egg: just crack an egg into the top of it and you can pour out the albumen (white) of the egg – keeping the high-cholesterol yolk trapped inside. Ideal for omelettes, cakes or other recipes.

All well and good – except look at the design of it! It’s a hand-crafted ceramic head with a huge nose and the albumen drips through the nostrils. Just like vomit does when you are trying to keep your mouth shut – can you think of anything else more likely to put you off your food? Yuck and yuck again!

Personal: DJ heading on vacation

November 22nd, 2002 by Richard Bairwell 1 comment »

I decided to go out “on the town” last night – first time in ages. Headed into town and first popped into McDonalds for a quick snack: a Big Mac meal with coke with a free Big Mac (as I’ve recently received my McDonald’s Advantage Card).

I then headed down to the pub and go there around 6.20pm. Had my usual drink (double whiskies and cokes btw ;) ) and started chatting to the folks there. Turns out it’s the main DJ’s (Cassie) last night there for a week – she’s heading off on holiday to Gloucester (I think she said). There was quite some cheesy pop being played (practically all the “early Kylie” songs such as the Locomotion – the “sad” thing is, I’ve got all of them on audio and video!). She also played Shania Twain‘s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” which reminded me of when I used to work with my ex-fiancee (as it was being played on Liquid News on the BBC News 24 Breakfast slot when we started to date).
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Blog: Checking TrackBacks

November 22nd, 2002 by Richard Bairwell 1 comment »

A little nonsense entry here as fellow ODP editor ciaran texted/SMSed me to ask me to test the new TrackBack facility on his journal. So, I’ve added the appropriate URL in my “URLs to Ping” and now I’ve just got to publish this entry and see if it “takes”.

A funny thing’s been happening though, ZoneAlarm Pro (which I run as a secondary firewall/ad-blocker) seems to have decided that some of the images in my blog are, in fact, adverts – and therefore it’s been suppressing them. It played with my mind for a while as I tried to figure out “Well, the image code’s in the blog entry – so why isn’t it showing up when the page is generated”. I may have to look into why ZoneAlarm has suddenly decided to treat the images as ads… Odd…

Game: Peeball

November 22nd, 2002 by Richard Bairwell No comments »

[A Peeball]Peeball is something you can buy (for £1, 30p goes to the Prostate Cancer charity), put in the urinals (sorry girls, it’s a “man thing” only!) and see how quickly you can dissolve it. They’ve also got a little flash game where you control the Peeball in a urinal and you’ve got to try and make it “jump” objects (such as chewing gum etc) that come down the urinal. Of course, you control it via urinating (no, you don’t actually “see” it) – but you’ve got to keep your “reserves” topped up by drinking beer. I’ve only managed to score 1,240 so far…