Tuesday 29 March 2005

Go Away!

This is not directed at any particular person, nor just current users of these services, but please understand my annoyance if you are.

I HATE these websites that supposedly keep you in touch with your friends. A few of them are Friendster, Bebo, Ringo, NamesDatabase.

I keep getting invites from friends trying to keep their address lists current, the idea behind most of these sites is to add all of your friends/contacts, and the site will email an invitation to those people and try to get THEM to sign up too. The reason being that if you sign up and change your email address at sometime in the future, then it’ll also be changed in your linked friends’ lists too automatically.

Great idea in theory, but even after reading the Privacy Policy for each site where they state that your email address will only be used for good, how can you be 100% certain that it won’t fall into the wrong hands? It’s bad enough spammers can get hold of your email address, without it being confirmed as 100% working on some website.

Maybe it’s rather hypocritical, I use my email address all over the place… since I order stuff online all the time, but at least then I have some sort of control of where my address is typed in. Ah well… I can still just ignore all the invites I receive, just like ordinary spam.

Thursday 24 March 2005

Bush Cost Me My Job…

Bush cost me my job, my kids and my houses

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak my mind. I lost my job this past year. When Clinton was president I was secure and prosperous, but in the last year, we had to close our operations. We simply could not compete with foreign labor. This foreign labor worked for low pay under very bad conditions.

They worked very long shifts, and many even died on the job.

This competition could hardly be called “fair.” I was forced out of the place where I had worked for 34 years.

Not a single government program was there to help me.

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Eat What You Want!

For those of you who watch what you eat… Here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Wednesday 23 March 2005

Budget Report 2005

Lewis’ take on Gordon Brown’s latest Budget Report, in a screenplay stylee. Bloody hilarious.

Firefox Extensions

Please see this entry for the updated list.

Sunday 20 March 2005

The IMDb Meme

The IDMb meme is where you post a copy of the top 250 films on IMDb and then highlight the ones you have seen. I saw this over on Neil Turner’s blog so here’s my list. The films I’ve seen are in bold, in italics are the ones I actually own on DVD or VHS.

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Saturday 19 March 2005

England vs Scotland @ Twickenham

My dad managed to get his hands on 3 tickets (with hospitality!) to Twickers to go see England vs Scotland today, so my dad, my brother and I all went up there to watch the English beat the crap out of the Scots… which they did. 43-22!!

The game was fantastic, England got an early lead but then scored 3 tries in a row and I thought they might just clinch it, but England held on and got us the result we wanted… and took the Calcutta Cup 2005.

Absolutely brilliant, the atmosphere was fantastic, and I had a blast.

I took a few pics on my camera while I was there, unfortunately none of the actual game came out very well… way too blurry but here are the ones that did come out fine.

Twickenham - The Stands

Twickenham - The Pitch

Twickenham - The Flags

Twickenham - The England Team

My Brother, My Dad and Me - in our rugby shirts!

Here’s the BBC’s match report. 🙂

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