Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
- how to tell if a guy likes you
- how to tell if a girl likes you
- how to tell if someone is lying
- how to tell if a girl is a virgin
- how to tell if your [sic] pregnant
- how to tell a girl you like her
- how to tell a guy you like him
- how to tell if a guy likes you quiz
- how to tell your parents your [sic] pregnant
- how to tell if a diamond is real
Please tell me Google is manipulating it for PR purposes!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The sender was "United Parcel Service", but the subject was "Fedex Tracking N5421062126". Yes, they're two completely separate and competing companies, but no alarm bells in my still-asleep head. Neither did it raise my suspicions that I haven't ordered anything that might be delivered by these guys, nor that it was addressed to an email I don't use any more.
Here's the not-too-convincing body:
Unfortunately we were not able to deliver postal package you sent on October the 18st in time because the recipient's address is not correct.
Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office
No detail whatsoever, and something tells me UPS doesn't sign off mails to their customers like that (I could be wrong!).
Still on the phone, I read the body, failed to notice the sender firstname.lastname@example.org, and open the attachment! Luckily it was a zip, and finally something must have clicked in my brain to stop me run the executable inside.
When the call finished I came out of autopilot and only then realised how close I'd come to riddling my PC with all sorts of who-knows-what. Moral of the story: stay in bed till after lunch :)
Monday, August 31, 2009
The last Tuesday Push featured a great site called Whose View. It's an Irish review website that allows users to rant and rave about products and services. It has all the main categories you'd expect:
- Food & Drink
- Bars & Nightlife
- Shopping & Fashion
- Health & Beauty
- Arts & Culture
- Hotels & Travel
- Local & Home Services
Of course I'm most interested in the last one – it should keep the car dealers on their toes!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
- Adobe Reader 9
- Firefox 3
- Textpad 5.2
- Open Office 3.1
- Skype 4.0
- Photoshop CS2
- ActivePerl 5.10
- ActiveTcl 8.4.19
- Collabnet Subversion Client 1.6.2
- Tortoise SVN 1.6.2
- InnoSetup 5.2.2
- Koolmoves 6.2
- WinMerge 2.12
- VMware Workstation 6.5
- Synergy 1.3.1
- putty 0.54
- XAMPP 1.7.1 which includes
- Apache 2.2.11
- MySQL 5.1.33
- PHP 5.2.9
- SQLite 2.8.15
- OpenSSL 0.9.8i
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The only problem for me is Textpad always has an unsaved doc that I've forgotten about, and I have to cancel the shutdown in order to get back to Textpad and choose what to save or discard. Then I have to initiate the shutdown again. In XP I could always switch back to Textpad to close it, and shutdown would still be in progress.