My new computer should have

January 31, 2009

at least the following, preferably better:

  • Blu-ray burner
  • 2 TB internal storage
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 4 GB RAM
  • biggest, fastest multi-core processor I can afford

I don’t give a damn whether it comes with Windows or not. If it does, then it had better be Windows 7, not Vista!


See, I got up very early this morning. I just finished two cups of strong coffee and an egg sandwich for breakfast. I’m really tired, but I can’t sleep.

Now that you’ve been gone for quite some time I can think more objectively about the situation. Thinking about how you must feel about things leaves me feeling very unhappy, and regretful. Still, I can’t help but think that there is an order to things which isn’t easily defied. I can live with the idea that you’re happier doing the things you want to do in the way you want to do them. I don’t think I could live knowing that you hated yourself because you loved me too much.

Blah, blah, blah. Meaningless words streaming through my head like morning dew on a spiders web. The sound of all the doors closing behind me is deafening.

How to clean mold

March 26, 2008

It’s been a cold, wet winter, and now that spring is here it’s time for cleaning. Open the drapes and let the sunshine in. That sunshine may reveal an unwelcome presence has invaded your home over the winter. Mold grows in warm, damp places like basement walls, on walls beneath windows, and in the bathroom around the shower.

Cleaning mold isn’t necessarily simple or easy, and if you aren’t careful you can make yourself sick. Some molds are toxic, and some of the chemical concoctions people use to clean are even more toxic. The best remedy, prescribed by both mold specialists and experienced cleaners, is probably borax.

Some people use bleach alone. Bleach will kill many things, including people, but it may not work on mold. If the mold has taken root in a porous material, like a painted wall, then bleach may not kill the roots. It can whiten the mold, leaving the impression that the job is done, but the experts say don’t rely on bleach alone.

Most recipes for mold killing involve borax and water, and some even add vinegar to the mix. Consider the surface type you are cleaning, how bad the mold is, and how to apply the cleaning solution. If you are spraying, you’ll use more water. To make a paste, use less water. As a bonus, borax kills ants and roaches too.

The links below lead to pages discussing borax solutions and effective mold remedies.

How do I clean mold off the painted walls in my bathroom

Common Mistakes in Mold Cleaning

Natural Cleaning Recipes

Aarons Media Reviewer: Movies, TV, Music, Books, and Podcasts: QUICK MUSIC UPDATE: Paris Hilton, PARIS

You know sometimes I just want to ram nails in my head.

Some people have pointed out to me, “Well, Johnny Cash is Country, how come you like him?” Let me explain. Country music today is essentially pop music with a “twang”.

Colonblow – natural, aggressive, humorous colon cleanse

Yes it’s a real product! Their company motto? “Poopin’ is cool!”



October 28, 2007


Old stuff

May 10, 2007

Old stuff was the old blog. That account has been terminated, but the blog remains. I’ve brought over anything worth keeping. Goodbye Blogspot, you whore.



Phishing Scams and Email Spoofs

How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘Phishing’ Scam

I get so many phishing scam emails, I wonder how many people get caught?

‘Phishing’ is a technique used by scammers and spammers to trick you into giving away your private information. The criminal will send you an email requesing information, like your user name and password, bank account number, Social Security number, or whatever. The scammers will insist that the need for this information is very urgent, usually giving some very persuasive reason to make you feel compelled to comply with the request. The trick is that the email looks very professional, and looks authentic enough to fool many people.

Usually, the phishing email will impersonate a page from,, or another website you know and trust. Some of these forgeries use official logos from right off the website they are imitating. Even seasoned internet users may be hard pressed to distinguish a fraudulent email from a real one.

The links in these emails almost never point to the real website. For example, the address to login to PayPal begins with https:// , but a fake link probably points to an address beginning with http:// . The ‘s’ in https:// is important, because it means your communication with that site is encrypted to protect the information you transmit to it. As a rule of thumb, don’t enter private information into a web page that doesn’t have https://

Even if an address starts with https://, that doesn’t necessarily mean the site is safe. I’ve read that some phishing emails contain https:// links even though they go to a scam server. Don’t use https:// as a basis for trusting a website, but do use common sense about the institutions you trust on the internet.

Reputation can make or break an internet business, so honest companies will do whatever they can to earn your trust. Carefully read the privacy and/or security policy of websites you trust, and understand what to expect from them. No responsible internet firm will ever ask for your password, or bank information in an email.

For more information about phishing and other scams, check these links: