Internetseer is the devil

I apologize to everyone that got an email from internetseer reporting that buzolich.com had broken links. Actually, I restructured part of my website when I moved it to my Linux server, and they are comparing old links to links that have moved.

My advice for email from internetseer, and all spam for that matter, delete it and NEVER reply back. Spammers will use your reply as acknowledgement that your account is active.

In response to this, I have made all blog comment fields optional. Your name is nice, but I usually know your email address. If you would like to leave an email address for me to get back to you, please use an address that is not your work address. For example, I use my yahoo address for all web related fields, and protect my other accounts from spammers by only giving them to friends.

Again my apologies.

I know Kung Fu

Actually I don’t, but you can imagine what it would look like here.

– submitted by denmark – he’s on better mailing lists than you

Great DVD Player

I bought my first DVD player this week from Crutchfield.com. It’s the Sony DVP-NC655P. It has a five disc changer that plays DVD, CD, VCD, CDR, and MP3 CDs.

Playing MP3 CDs is the second best feature after playing DVDs. You can burn over a hundred songs on one CD and the player reads the files for titles to display on the screen.

As usual, the Sony remote is top notch, and when I get a wide screen TV, this DVD player supports progressive scan.

Use this referral code for $20 off $200 or more at Crutchfield:
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Give me a Coors Light

7 new York City bartenders were asked if they could nail a woman’s personality based on what she drinks. Though interviewed separately, they concurred on almost all counts.

The results:

Drink: Beer
Personality: Causal, low-maintenance; down to earth.
Your Approach: Challenge her to a game of pool.

Drink: Blender Drinks
Personality: Flaky, whiny, annoying; a pain in the ass.
Your Approach: Avoid her, unless you want to be her cabana boy.

Drink: Mixed Drinks
Personality: Older, more refined, high maintenance, has very picky taste; knows EXACTLY what she wants.
Your Approach: You won’t have to approach her. If she’s interested, she’ll send YOU a drink.

Drink: Wine (does not include White Zinfandel)
Personality: Conservative and classy; sophisticated yet giggles.
Your Approach: Tell her you love to travel and spend quiet evenings with friends.

Drink: White Zinfandel
Personality: Easy; thinks she is classy and sophisticated, actually she has NO clue. Possibly lives in a trailer.
Your Approach: Make her feel smarter than she is… this should be an easy target.

Drink: Shots
Personality: Likes to hang in bars WAY too often, looking to get totally drunk…red flag for identifying bar flies and raging alcoholics.
Your Approach: Easiest hit in the joint. You have been blessed. Nothing to do but wait, however, be careful not to make her mad.

Drink: Tequila
No explanations required – everyone just KNOWS what happens there.

THEN, there is the MALE addendum —- The deal with guys is, as always, very simple and clear cut:

Domestic Beer: He’s poor and wants to get laid.

Imported Beer: He likes good beer and wants to get laid.

Wine: He’s hoping that the wine will give him a sophisticated image to help him get laid.

Whiskey: He doesn’t give a damn about anything but getting laid.

Tequila: He is thinking he has a chance with the supermodel at the end of the bar.

White Zinfandel: He’s gay!

Up down click

Apache pilots train here.I think the great graphics are what really draw you into this game. Either that or the complex controls that let you fly a copter over some pretty varied terain. This game has some of the same addictiveness as miniputt, so consider yourself warned.

Highest Scores I’ve seen:
ASP – 3992
Cara – 3800
Thad – 3230
The Dane – 2280

Editor’s Note: I added ASP’s score because we were impressed he (or she) went to the trouble of finding a free hosting site to link it from (since mirrored on b.com). This is a special exception. In general, after the post leaves the front page, high scores will only be maintained in the comments section as they happen. Happy flying!

Triumph a Jedi?

I’ve gotten this from a couple people, and if you have the time and the bandwidth, it’s definitely worth both. Sent from the Conan O’Brien show, here is Triumph the Insult Comic Dog interviewing fans waiting for the opening of Star Wars II – AotC.

“And now for the ritualistic banging of the plastic swords.”

First in Google

I’ve finally secured the first entry in the google listings for a search for “buzolich“. I did it without using any googlebombing, meta-words, or any other gimmicks. Simple minds are easily amused.

New Indecorum Section

Maybe I’m just kidding myself by thinking that buzolich.com is somehow a high class site or more likely I’m afraid what my parents will say, but I’ve added a new section: Indecorum. When I get a good joke, or run across something that makes me laugh, I’ll steal it and post it in there. I’m not that creative, I don’t write these jokes or design the flash, I just make them available.

Other good news: buzolich.com will hopefully be switching to my new linux box. Got order confirmation from Walmart today!

Editor’s Note: What a flash back, that linux box was a few servers ago.

Slammers

Yesterday in the mail I got a notice from VeriSign with the following:

Domain Name Expiration Notice
Reply by: June 20, 2002

I stuck me as odd that I was getting a renewal notice so quickly, I just bought the buzolich.com domain in January….and wait, I registered with EasyDNS.com, not VeriSign. This is pretty shady.

I’ve read posting about how companies are basically stealing your business when acting like a renewal notice. They do disclose in step three that you need to “Sign the form to authorize payment and transfer to VeriSign.” The first time through I missed the transfer part and I was looking for it.

There are too many companies using spam and posing like something they aren’t so it must be working…or tricking a lot of people. It’s pretty rare to get a real deal in the mail or via spam….I would have just throw the letter away if I wasn’t interested in writing an entry about it. In that vein, how do I get credit card companies to stop sending me credit cards? They don’t seem to care that I’m rather unemployed right now…

VeriSign has lost any future business I would have given them.

Editor’s Note: All domain registrations are now done with godaddy.com

Hot Pants

I’d like to thank Kramer for the idea of putting my pants into the oven to warm them up. I wouldn’t have done it if not for the fact that all of my clothes were still damp from the wash. Cold jeans suck, but warm jeans….

I sure miss the dryer at Chez Hugo, almost as much as I miss the “Hoolie” calls early on a Saturday morning.