Archive for December, 2009

Rather odd comment spam

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

About a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote this very short entry, which said (in its entirety):

My car is one year and ten days old today, and I just rolled over to 10,000 km. That’s 6000 miles for the metric-impaired. I think I’ll buy her a drink. She looks thirsty.

Today I found the following comment in the moderation queue:

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Now let’s see…

  1. The comment is longer than the entry itself.
  2. It did not contain any links to questionable web sites.

Either someone is being sarcastic, or I have been hit by the world’s worst comment spammer.

Comment: Mark as Spam. Click. Done.


Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Today is my birthday. I decided to treat myself to a frozen pizza.

I went over to Safeway and got a pizza. All I had was a $100 bill. All she had for change were $1 bills. So I got 94 one dollar bills and a pizza.

She said “Go over to customer service; they can trade it up.” But there was nobody there. After five minutes of waiting, a cashier decided to call on the intercom for customer service. After 10 minutes, they called again. After 15, I gave up.

Frankly, it annoys me that Retail stores assume their customers’ time is worthless. By making us wait longer, they save money by not having to pay one more employee.

Japan Photos

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Photos from my November 2009 trip to Japan to photograph the fall colours are now up on Flickr.

I am too lazy to make 110 individual links.

I am too lazy to make 110 individual links.

Matching beats per minute and frame number

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Googlefood only…