WaveEgreetings.com Scam? or Legit?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This afternoon I received an email that said the following… Welcome to Midwave Products LLC! Congratulations Avery, This e-mail is to confirm your recent/successful WaveEGreetings.com order! Log in online and get instant access to hundreds of E-Greeting Cards! Billing Telephone Number: ********** As part of your service with the WaveEGreetings.com program, you will receive: Unlimited [...]

Warner Bros and 180solutions….

Monday, May 15th, 2006

I think somewhere along the line, Warner Bros missed the memo that 180solutions is not a brand that many people would jump to associate with. Apparently 180Solutions has started making two Warner Bros shows (a soap opera and animated series) available for download on some of their sites including zango. Of course, the episodes come [...]

/bash/rm: argument list too long

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this complaint from the bash shell when trying to remove a bunch of files. In this case, I was trying to clear a directory where log rotating had run amuck and there was a 10 second lag in typing ls ∗.gz and seeing any output…. So, [...]

Bittorrent is amazing

Friday, December 16th, 2005

As I type this, I’m downloading a compressed hard drive image from the freeoszoo download page. The download size is about 1.2GB and it’s been BLAZING fast. (286KBps is the top I’ve seen) it’s been going – maybe 20-30 minutes and is 70% through…    Send article as PDF   

Looks as though the FTC has broken up a spyware ring

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

A bit of good news on the spyware front, the FTC has announced that it’s frozen the assets of a spyware ring. Apparently they spread spyware through a network of sites and blogs that pushed ringtones, lyrics, and pictures. Good to see some progress made against spyware pushers….    Send article as PDF   

Australian Linux consultancy lodges complaint against Microsoft Windows

Monday, August 1st, 2005

A Melbourne based open source firm has lodged a complaint with that country’s Competition and Consumer Commision against Microsoft. According to The Computer Business Review online, they claim that Microsoft’s monopoly is harming consumers. They are calling for 1) the availability of computers without a preinstalled operating system and 2) the commision to force Microsoft [...]

Phish down – finally

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Finally, I just checked and ~80 hours since my first emails the Bank of the West phishing site is finally down. (~32 hours since contacting the ISP and 8-10 hours since contacting Bank of the West.) I suspect the ISP probably is the one responsible as I’ve found 24-48 hour response time for ISP’s with [...]

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