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Monthly Archive for June, 2007

My office is a disaster. As you can see, I’ve got piles upon piles of paperwork, old bills, documentation from work, books, computer components. It’s all taking up space that I’d rather be able to offer up if I have guests spend the night or otherwise use for something other than long term storage. Ugh. […]

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I don’t like putting stickers on my car. I don’t feel like I should be advertising my preferences on my windshield, if for no other reason than a police officer might not agree with my views when he’s considering whether to give a warning or write a ticket. My views might change, too… then I […]

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Greeting Cards Frustrate Me

Having gone to a few graduation parties this summer, the usual birthdays, and a handful of weddings I’ve been spending more time at Hallmark than should be necessary. I never know what to write, so I usually attempt to get a card that says something witty so that I won’t have to. It takes me […]

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New PDF Attachment Spam

As of last night I’m getting PDF attachment spam and the filters aren’t getting them. Content analysis isn’t catching them because there’s nothing in the content of the email to analyze. Just the attachment. The subject always specifies the name of the attachment and sure enough the PDF is attached to the email. I receive […]

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I don’t gamble that often, so I was a bit suprised when I got a letter from the Assistant Vice President of Marketing of the Tropicana last week. Now I’m sure there’s a dozen Assistant VPs of Marketing at every major casino in Atlantic City, but this letter made me laugh. “I’ve enclosed your latest […]

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I don’t feel the need to justify my writing to anyone. It’s fun for me and if anyone gets a chuckle of out it so much the better. I don’t understand the term “comment whoring.” Sometimes I wonder if people think the same way I do. Ellipsis? Question mark? What other way do I have […]

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I was flipping radio stations on the way home today and heard of HOT 99.5′s Kane Pays Your Bills promotion. The premise is simple enough; tell them why they should pay your bills and they might choose to call you and pay them. I don’t have a problem with the promotion itself. I have a […]

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I was reading the March 2007 issue of Men’s Health today while sweating to death on one of the cardio machines at the gym. Not a bad magazine to read at the gym. It always seems to explain a few new ways to flex this muscle or tone that muscle, always an exercise that I’ve […]

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Imagine 30 second Flash versions of popular movies — such as Caddyshack, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Office Space, Pulp Fiction (pictured at right), and more — all reenacted in Bun-O-Vision by cartoon bunnies. It’s no wonder Angry Alien Productions made it into Karen’s top 10 websites. Very funny stuff. So funny that the premium channel […]

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So I was bitching this morning about 1&1 refusing email from my mailserver. One of my subscribers complained to 1&1 technical support and got a tech named Jiggy to remove me from their blacklists. Amazing, but with amusing responses from technical support.

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In the past two weeks 1&1 Internet has stopped accepting mail from my mailserver. I get the following error whenever I send an email to them or one of their customers: “421 mails from 71.127.149.126 refused: local dynamic IP address 71.127.149.126″ Now I utilize greylisting so I’m familiar with sending the user a 450; essentially […]

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Have you ever noticed that most dental hygenists wear their poker face while doing routine cleanings? Even wearing a mask the eyes reveal nothing; they continue to poke, prod, and scrape at our teeth and gums. No outbursts or exclamations and certainly nothing to give the client sitting in the chair the sense that anything […]

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RIP Mr. Wizard

Don Herbert — known to the world as “Mr. Wizard” — died today. Poor guy had bone cancer. He was 89. I remember watching the show on Nickelodeon in awe, long before Bill Nye’s funky routine hit the screen. Hell, Bill Nye probably grew up watching Mr. Wizard too. I didn’t know this, but “when […]

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According to my friends I don’t drink coffee. Some of them drink black coffee. I don’t do black coffee and black coffee is apparently the only type of coffee that people who drink coffee consider to be coffee. Some of the others drink decaf. I don’t understand why you would do that, especially if you […]

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If you query “retarded wheelchair semi“, you find this jewel. A man was taken for 50mph ride when his wheelchair somehow got lodged in the front grille of a semi parked at a gas station. Neither the police nor the driver of the semi believed the initial reports from passing motorists that there was indeed […]

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