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Domain Support Group

This entry has nothing to do with the car; it is simply search engine fodder. I received a cold call on my mobile phone from the Domain Support Group trying to scam me into accepting information regarding “important changes to the Internet that effect my domain name”. These guys are simply trying to sell .info, .biz and .us extensions by pressuring .com owners with official sounding legalize.

They also have a bogus “support” page online that attempts to steal users’ logins and passwords for their legitimate domain provider. Fun fun.

Operating Fifteen – Part I – Streaks

“Do you think they’ll come back?”

Bright streaks of orange and blue flashed South across the afternoon sky illuminating the base camp in deep, contrasted hues. Crackling could be heard as the dry air was torn apart, violently giving way to the objects. Things had drastically quieted down in the past forty minutes as the flashes slowed down from hundreds per minute to only one or two every few seconds.
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I am disturbed.

So does the man realize that he is afraid? How many times will the thoughts pound through his mind before denial evaporates and fear takes over. For that fear drives him and it is dangerous when drive is not understood. This is the way of his path. This is the path of his pain. This is the pain of his way.

Does your stomach respect you?

Thousands of takeout mothers swarm in their sport utility vehicles each day. Children laugh and play as pound after pound of greasy sludge is ingested. Standing in line for sub par food is a daily occurrence as the media brainwashed gleefully purchase the value meal that they are hopelessly loyal to. Convenience is the prime of worth and automaton blandness is a goldmine.

Where are my shoes?

Things change. They always do. For as sure as the night sky glistens with infinite points of light, I will look back at myself and realize that I have not become what I had expected. For that is not a bad thing, only the sweet realization of reality. And now, encapsulated within this reality, I wish to escape to a road less beaten.

Windows 2000 Sucks

Windows 2000 sucks and should be destroyed. Either that or the Dell Inspiron 8000. I’m not sure which is at fault. This is the third hard drive crash in five days. No data was lost in the previous two crashes. Seems that chkdsk is complaining about bad clusters this time, so maybe I won’t be so lucky. I was planning on reloading the OS anyway but I really didn’t want to be “forced” into it. Good thing I backed up everything important and moved everything from the My Documents folder onto the file server yesterday. I’d be screwed without that data.

America Online: A sucker born every minute…

According to a corporate press release dated June 16, 2000, America Online has surpassed the 23 million member mark. Founded in 1985, AOL has been a household name to novice computer users worldwide. Unfortunately, many of these novices don’t know that they’re only seeing a small portion of the Internet and are being limited by AOL’s proprietary and archaic interface.

Now, it’s fairly safe to make the assumption that at least a quarter of AOL’s 23 million customers are simply short-term users along for the free trial or jumping from service to service looking for the best deal. And, using that same line of thinking, roughly half of those 17.25 million remaining customers are probably smart enough to see AOL for what it really is and cancel their service in a desperate fit of fight or flight.

That leaves approximately 8.63 million customers that use AOL as their primary Internet Service Provider, give or take a random three quarter million people at any given time signing up or canceling. With this in mind, and approximately 7.88 million minutes in AOL’s 15 year history, this proves that a sucker really is born every minute.