Books: Whoo! I influenced Gretchen!

November 24th, 2002 by Richard Bairwell No comments »

[Image of Gretchen Pirillo]It seems I’ve managed to influence Gretchen Pirillo (whose husband Chris runs LockerGnome and who appears on the USA TechTv show Call For Help) on which books to read. She asked for suggestions, and I suggested she read some of Robin Cook‘s books: and she got “Abduction” from the library. Yea me! (even though I haven’t got that particular book). Now I’ve just got to get her to link to my blog like Neil/totalxsive has somehow made Chris:) Oh – I do read all three of their blogs anyway so…

Just for the record, the Robin Cook books I have got are as follows: “Acceptable Risk“, “Blindsight“, “Brain“, “Chromosome 6“, “Coma“, “Contagion“, “Fatal Cure“, “Godplayer“, “Harmful Intent“, “Invasion“, “Mind Bend“, “Mortal Fear“, “Mutation” and “Vital Signs” and I’ve also got “Sphinx” and “Vector” on order – so if anybody was thinking of getting me any of those for Christmas, DON’T – get me another book or something (hint hint) :)

Blogging: Thanks ciaran!

November 23rd, 2002 by Richard Bairwell No comments »

I’ve just like to take a moment to thank Ciaran for spotting a few mistakes in my blog – just thinks like links leading to the wrong site (the URL in my BlogChalked entry went to a domain-squatters site instead of the correct, links not leading any-where (a recent entry didn’t have the full site URL, only the path – therefore it was referencing the wrong server) and slight typos on the recent events of the Nigerian spammer Jerry Duruibe (mainly me mis-keying the date of deposit and the fax number on the transcript of the deposit certificate).

Cheers ciaran! :) (credit where credit’s due and all that!).

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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