Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

What's the famous line from "Won't Get Fooled Again", by The Who?

Meet the New Boss... Same as the Old Boss.


"I don't think he really means it. And that gives me hope!"

Heh.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

How to Make a Headboard

Okay, the "How to Make a Headboard" article is doing quite well on Helium in the last few days. It's on the first page of a Google search for the term. So, in an effort to up it's Google link-juice, I'll post it to the blog here with a link.

Besides, it's a fun project - easy, cheap, and it looks great. Here's the first paragraph.

When you look at your bedroom, is the first thought that enters your mind "Blah"? Does your bedroom still have somewhat of a college dorm feel? One of the easiest and cheapest ways to give your bedroom an upgraded look is to add a headboard to your bed. Rather than buying a pricey headboard (or a cheap, but hideous headboard), you can make an extremely inexpensive one that looks professional and only takes minutes to put together. After doing so, you'll be thrilled with how good it looks and you'll realize how bad your bedroom looked before!
Click HERE to read the entire article.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Nigerian 419 Scam!

It must be my lucky day! I just found a Nigerian 419 scam in my spam box. I'm soooo excited - I've never gotten one of these before. It's like Christmas in January.

Here's the text of the scam letter. I'm cutting and pasting it as I got it. For those how don't know what these are, read the link above - and ALWAYS remember that these people are CRIMINALS. I mock them whenever possible, but unfortunately, they do occasionally trick someone in to giving them money.

NEVER EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES reply to their messages. And if you do send them a snarky "piss off" message, which again, you should NEVER DO - for the love of all that is good in the world, DO NOT DO IT FROM YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ADDRESS.

And it should (but often doesn't) go without saying that you don't give them any important numbers, like your SSN, credit cards, bank accounts, address, birthdates, or anything. Just don't do it. Ever. Nothing good will come from it. Nothing.

So with that warning in mind, here's the message. Enjoy.
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Now that we have found you, let us work hand in hand to actualize this deal. A family member of yours ( or perhaps just a person having the same last name with you died 1997 in Taiwanese airliner crashed Taipei,Taiwan leaving behind an estate/capital of (USD12.5 Million with interest accrued till date) in the Bank of East Asia Ltd,Singapore where I work as an External auditor.
Till date nobody has come forward as an heir or put up an application for the claim (funds).
Please for more details visit this website for comprehensive details about Taiwanese airliner crashed tragedy
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/16/taiwan.crash.update2/
Recently during the bank's private search for a relative to the deceased who could claim the said funds, your name and contact was among our findings that matched the surname of the deceased whose name is withheld for security reasons. He died intestate with no Will or Next of kin to this funds. To maintain the level of security required for the completion of this transaction, I have intentionally left out the final detailed information which i will give you as this transaction progress and your seriousness is affirmed.
I urge you to come forward since I can provide you with the details you will need to claim the estate/capital and also work with you till the final remittance of the funds to the account you will nominate for us, at the end of this transaction the $12,500,000.00 will now be shared between us as follows.$5,000,000.00 for you and $7,500,000.00 for me and my colleagues that will do all the crucial part in the Bank to ensure that all legal procedures are followed as regards the claim and making sure the claim is released to you promptly with no time wasted.
To affirm your willingness and cooperation to this once in a life time opportunity please reply only to my private email changk24@hotmail.com

I do expect your prompt response.

Yours Sincerely,

Chang Kee

ELIGIBILITY

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please get in touch with me by my email Also you are advised to send me your full name,telephone/fax number, mailing address,age and occupation based on trust and honesty and as soon as i get that i shall send to you further detailed information regarding the procedure on how we can both claim this funds and seal this deal of a lifetime

________________________________________

Hey Chang Kee, if that is your real name, suck my *#@(&#!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bomb Threat in Aspen

Elizabeth and I spent the day in downtown Aspen, just as THIS was unfolding. We got back to Basalt hours before the evacuation and didn't know it had happened until this morning.

Yikes.