# Friday, September 12, 2008

For the last few weeks the majority of the spam I have received has been Paris Hilton or Brittany Spears related so has been fairly easy to filter to my junk mail folder. I have noticed over the last couple of days a new spam trend. The email generally follows the format below and has a zip file attached to it. It tries to convince the recipient that malicious programs are being sent from their email address and threatens legal action if the matter is not resolved. I'm not sure what's in the zip file but I am guessing it is one of those malicious programs mentioned in the email.

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am tired of receiving messages containing malicious computer programs (viruses) from your e-mail address!!!

If within 1-2 days you do not stop sending messages to my e-mail address, I will have to address this issue to the Police!...

Today I received a hard copy of your data logs from my Internet service provider. The copy contains your IP address, logs of sending malicious programs and your e-mail address details...

I am sending you the copy of the document containing your data and logs of sending malicious programs as the proof of your fault!!!!!!

You must print the document containing the list of your data and logs of sending malicious programs and pass it on to your Internet service provider with, so that they could find out why the viruses are sent from your computer to my e-mail address!!!!

Ask your Internet service provider to resolve this problem!!!!

Do this now!!!

Once again!!! If you don?t stop sending the letters, I will address to the Police and file a lawsuit against you!!!

posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 9:45:27 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, September 11, 2008

article-1052889-028A7D7200000578-62_468x286 This is interesting, its a contraption that could make Yves Rossy the first man in history to cross the Channel as a human jet. That's if it works. If it fails then he could end up swimming in the Channel. The device is powered by four small engines from a model aircraft and the wings are made of carbon fibre which is strapped to his back. The flight is planned for around the 24th of September depending on weather conditions.  I wonder whether he will make it.

posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 1:59:12 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I had to laugh when I cam across this quote from Russell Brand who is currently in the US. Whilst hosting the MTV awards he instantly made himself the most unpopular man in the country with the following:

"Some people, I think they're called racists, say America is not ready for a black president.

"But I know America to be a forward thinking country because otherwise why would you have let that retard and cowboy fella be president for eight years?

"We were very impressed. We thought it was nice of you to let him have a go, because, in England, he wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors."

What a great quote.

posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:13:39 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I am being to think that I might suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) because the last few days I have felt very run down and depressed with little energy to do anything. The constant rain means that even with the lights on in the house it still seems dark and dingy. Its easy to take the sunlight for granted but when you don't see any for a couple of days its amazing the negative effect it can have on your mood. Its also been too wet to go running which puts me in a bad mood. Its days like this you just want to eat a big bar of chocolate, bring on the sunshine.

posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:40:45 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Green BearsThree polar bears at a Japanese zoo have been dyed green after swimming in water contaminated with algae. The bears have been attracting rather a lot of attention from visitors due to their unusual colour but are expected to go back to normal once the algae growth subsides in November.

posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:59:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, September 08, 2008

Cat Man I came across this article about a man who has had surgery to make himself look like a cat. Dennis Avner has had his lip spilt and has undergone surgery to change his face to try and look more like a tiger. He also files his teeth to give himself a more cat like appearance and has piercings on his cheeks that he can attach whiskers to. I'm not really sure why someone would want to do this.

posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 2:24:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, September 07, 2008

I was running a bit low on wine so decided to do an order from Majestic. I haven't ordered from them in a little while mainly because I have had plenty of wine from my various wine clubs. I had actually forgotten what a great service Majestic provide. Within 30 minutes of placing my order on the website a lady called me from my local Majestic outlet in Sunningdale to find out when I wanted my order delivered. They were able to deliver between 6 and 8 that same evening. The fact that they can offer evening delivery is unusual in itself but means you can have the order delivered to suit you rather than during business hours as with most companies. At around 6.05 my order arrived. Great service and so far really good wine.

posted on Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:30:24 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, September 06, 2008

When you find a nice pair of trousers it is often hard to get rid of them even when they are no longer in fashion. Prince Philip sent a pair of his trousers to his tailor to be unpicked and restyled into a more up to date style. Either the credit crunch is starting to hit the Royal family or he simply wanted to hang onto his favourite pair of trousers for a little longer. The trousers will be converted from a baggy style that was popular in the fifties to a more trendy straight legged cut. His tailor also commented "One of the most remarkable things is how he has managed to maintain his waist size when most of us have seen it expand."

posted on Saturday, September 06, 2008 11:12:39 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, September 05, 2008

If you have a lot of spare cash lying around burning a hole in your pocket then you might want to splash out of some co-coordinated dog accessories. A Cheshire based company has launched a range of dog collars and matching belts. They cost around £10,000 for a collar and lead which is studded with real jewels and garnished with gold but you can also get a matching belt for yourself. The products are made by the Gladstone Collar company and are being billed as the present for the dog owner who has everything.

posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 12:02:26 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback