Monthly Archives: July 2004

I can’t make this stuff up…

I just got this email, and thankfully it was caught as spam. I really can't understand what the point of this is.

Spam detection software, running on the system “”, has
identified this incoming email as possible spam. The original message
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Content preview: This is a multi-part message in MIME format The Magic
of Chinese Folk Art -Best Paper-cuts at ! What we
supply: We are one of the biggest arts providers based in China. We can
supply you with high-quality, artistic, and customized Chinese
paper-cut products. They are developed for all kinds of use in both
daily life and business. We will also meet any design challenge! […]

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0.2 EXCUSE_16 BODY: I wonder how many emails they sent in error
1.7 MARKETING_PARTNERS BODY: Claims you registered with a partner
1.1 RECEIVE_OFFER BODY: Receive a special offer
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0.2 OFFERS_ETC BODY: Stop the offers, coupons, discounts etc!
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0.5 HTML_TITLE_EMPTY BODY: HTML title contains no text
0.1 HTML_EVENT_UNSAFE BODY: HTML contains unsafe auto-executing code
0.8 REMOVE_PAGE URI: URL of page called “remove”
0.0 MAILTO_TO_REMOVE URI: Includes a 'remove' email address
3.3 MSGID_FROM_MTA_SHORT Message-Id was added by a relay
2.0 RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET RBL: Received via a relay in
[Blocked – see ]
1.3 RCVD_IN_SBL RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus Block List
2.0 RCVD_IN_SORBS RBL: SORBS: sender is listed in SORBS
[ listed in]
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[ listed in]
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[ listed in]
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Received: from sbapp3 (unknown []) by (Postfix)
with ESMTP id E189CE7567 for ; Thu, 29 Jul 2004
13:22:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: “Window Flower”
Subject: The Magic of Chinese Folk Art – Paper-cutting!
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”=_NextPart_2rfkindysadvnqw3nerasdf”;
MIME-Version: 1.0
Sender: Window Flower
Reply-To: “Window Flower”
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 01:24:06 +0800
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Content-Type: text/plain
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The Magic of Chinese Folk Art -Best Paper-cuts at !=20
What we supply: We are one of the biggest arts providers based in China. We=
can supply you with high-quality, artistic, and customized Chinese paper-c=
ut products. They are developed for all kinds of use in both daily life and=
business. We will also meet any design challenge!

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ways, promotional items, Christmas ornaments, car mascots, house decoration=
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Why are our paper-cuts different: –Exoticism:
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The pictures are carved from special Chinese paper, and manually painted wi=
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f background. You will marvel at how the delicate links connect the whole p=
icture together. =20

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I wish spamassasin had a “Totally Fucking Stupid” rule… I would make it the most heavily weighted anti-spam rule on my server. And… if I really wanted a papercut, I'd use a nice American piece of paper, well versed in the ways of freedom. Who needs a communist papercut anyways? You cut your finger, and pretty soon it'll want to cut your whole hand. Laff.


Yah, I just took a couple loads of laundry downstairs to the laundry room and noticed a pile of clothes sitting in one of the little laundry carts and was thinking “Yah, some dork must have forgot their clothes down here, hahah”… Then I remembered the strange disappearance of some of my shirts and a general lack of dark shirts and boxers, and discoverd that I was that “some dork”. Thing is that the last time I did laundry here was probably at least 4 weeks ago, maybe 5. Nice one Mike. Good thing nobody would ever want my clothes.

Best song ever

Well, maybe not ever. But definitely the best song for today. Joe wrote this up in an away message, and it has to be displayed.

midnight shift blues:

i woke up at midnight
ain't shit to do
i'm used to goin to work at this time
but writing a paper will doooo

uhh huh, the midnights
uhh huh, the midnights
you got me real real sleepy at real strange times
but fuckit it's useless, my circadian ain't fine

Phew, I’ve finally got a few minutes

Yup, I'm on the night shift again this week. Oh well. It happens. I've been pretty occupied for the most part without a whole bunch of consecutive empty time. This past weekend was spent up north with just about every one of my cousins from my mom's side of the family. At one point there were 18 of us up in the cottage… good thing it's a big place. It was a lot of fun though. The weather was gorgeous, and the bugs were hiding out in the woods where they should be. The lake was like a sheet of glass on saturday and sunday, which provided a great venue for water-based activities involving Bill's boat. I went tubing for the first time in ages, and I was reminded how out of shape I really am. Keeping myself on the tube proved to be quite the chore. Oh well. I had a great time though all in all. Pictures are up in the gallery, with descriptions to follow sometime, maybe never.

Some tidbits… Greg and I signed the lease for the townhouse today (tuesday – since I haven't slept, I'm still on tuesday). We can start moving in tomorrow (today?) if we'd like, but neither of us have to be out of our current places soon, so it'll probably be a gradual move.

Also… things are looking up. I'm not going to elaborate, so go ahead and revel in the mystery. It's fun.

Please sign your life away at the link below….

I just saw this image come into our help desk system at work… it was attached to one of those AOL/Ebay/whatever scams where they trick people into thinking that their billing information needs to be reentered or something of the like. After seeing this image, I have to wonder how stupid people are to fall for these scams? This photoshop work could have been better done by a jellyfish.

bogus AOL warning

I’ve got some updates to make, but I’ve got to get some work done before I enter them. I just couldn’t wait to post this one.

Moving to better quarters on campus…

Well, the residence/roommate situation has panned out. Greg and I have been approved for the townhouse, and we're due to move in starting next week. I'm pretty stoked. This place has a full basement, so I'll finally have some space to unleash some sonic fury on the guitar again. I've been trying to keep it as quiet as possible here since I'm on the second floor and not shielded by anything really solid. No more! Hah!

The new place should make things pretty hectic in the next couple weeks. I'm going up north this weekend for some (hopefully) sunny R&R, which will be immediately followed by two weeks on the midnight shift, coupled with moving into a new place and cleaning up the old one. Fun stuff. Oh well… moving about 5 miles sure as hell beats moving 65 miles. If we can acquire a van or some other large wheeled vehicle, I could probably move the majority of my stuff in one day. That will definitely not happen with the midnight shift in effect, but it could happen I suppose.

Other than that, I haven't been up to much. We've been a little light at work with Steven getting married and Joe going on vacation, so my project has gone on the back burner for the most part. Last weekend was Darin and Lisa's wedding, which was a great time. All the guys were in attendance, including Chris. We had a blast, and proved that it is indeed possible for 5 drunk guys to kill two large bags of pizza rolls and a DiGiorno pizza.

I got bored the other day and decided to install a couple of the included programs that came with my Audigy card. One seems like a full-fledged recording and mixing program, and the other is more geared towards making loops and stuff like that. I've only played with the latter, and I've yet to really figure it out. I did set up a couple of beats to play along to on the guitar though. It's a heck of a lot easier to improv when there's a steady beat to play along with. Whenever I would just play before, there was nothing but the (weak) beat in my head, and that changed quite frequently, and downright wandered away a good portion of the time. I'm going to try to figure out if I can record stuff against the beats. If it's possible, I'll try to post something here soon.

One quarter-century down…

Yah, I've been a tad busy over the past couple days – a trend that will probably continue for most of the month. I had two bachelor parties this weekend… Steven's party was friday night at the Peanut Barrel, and it was a lot of fun. Steven's quite the champ… He's not all that big, but he can certainly hang in with the big boys in the drinkin department. Pictures are up in the gallery, i.e. here. Saturday was Jon's party. It was a lot of fun, with a football game in the baking summer sun, and lots of drinking and good times. No more details will be disclosed to protect the (not-so) innocent. I had initially made plans to hang out at LaRouche-land on sunday for the 4th, but the weather wasn't so swell that day, so I just ended up staying over at my parents place and recuperating. I was pooped. Oh, I guess I turned 25 on saturday too. Wheee.

Over the past couple of days I've been looking for new places to live. The lease on the current place runs out on the 31st, and Joe couldn't commit to being in the same spot for another 12 months, so we're parting roommate company. I may end up getting a place with another guy from work, Greg. He showed me a townhouse that he spied the other day, and it's pretty nice. Lots of space, not too expensive when it's all said and done, and it's a lot closer to work than where I'm at now, which is good for my car.