All entries for March 2006

March 31, 2006

Cerco I.T. Training and Recruitment

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I saw an advert tonight for Cerco I.T. Training and Recruitment, and couldn't resist the IT test they mentioned, so decided to investigate.
I love irony of a practice test for a "Best–of–the–Best" IT Training organisation that is completely and totally incompatible and impossible to use in Mozilla Firefox; the javascript they use appears to kill the page – the buttons they mention do not appear, all the questions are visible when they should appear one–by–one (I checked in IE), and the page cannot scroll.

March 29, 2006


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Ever wanted your own piece of Nothing? Well, you can send off for nothing, absolutely free!

March 28, 2006

Spam, Bacon, Sausage, and Spam

In a little under 2 years, I have recieved about 8000 emails.
In the past 30 days, I have recieve a little over 2000 spam emails.

One quater of two years' emails in 30 days!
Bloody spam…

March 25, 2006

Things We Didn't Know

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I don't know if this is true – I wouldn't be suprised – but it's still funny…
In March 1992 a man living in Newton near Boston, Massachusetts received a bill for his as yet unused credit card stating that he owed $0.00. He ignored it and threw it away. In April he received another and threw that one away too. The following month the credit card company sent him a very nasty note stating they were going to cancel his card if he didn't send them $0.00 by return of post. He called them, talked to them, they said it was a computer error and told him they'd take care of it. The following month he decided that it was about time that he tried out the troublesome credit card figuring that if there were purchases on his account it would put an end to his ridiculous predicament. However, in the first store that he produced his credit card in payment for his purchases he found that his card had been cancelled. He called the credit card company who apologised for the computer error once again and said that they would take care of it. The next day he got a bill for $0.00 stating that payment was now overdue. Assuming that having spoken to the credit card company only the previous day the latest bill was yet another mistake he ignored it, trusting that the company would be as good as their word and sort the problem out. The next month he got a bill for $0.00 stating that he had 10 days to pay his account or the company would have to take steps to recover the debt. Finally giving in, he thought he would play the company at their own game and mailed them a check for $0.00. The computer duly processed his account and returned a statement to the effect that he now owed the credit card company nothing at all. A week later, the man's bank called him asking him what he was doing writing a check for $0.00. After a lengthy explanation the bank replied that the $0.00 check had caused their check processing software to fail. The bank could not now process ANY checks from ANY of their customers that day because the check for $0.00 was causing the computer to crash. The following month the man received a letter from the credit card company claiming that his check had bounced and that he now owed them $0.00 and unless he sent a check by return of post they would be taking steps to recover the debt. The man, who had been considering buying his wife a computer for her birthday, bought her a typewriter instead.
Richard Newton, Birmingham

March 13, 2006

Ooo… pretty!

My keyboard glows in the dark

March 11, 2006

If I only had a heart…

Admitedly I'm doing crap overall, but since I managed to get all the hearts and the Queen of Spades, I thought I'd share this with you anyway…

Hearts Achievment

March 10, 2006

The perfect web browser

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If this website is anything to go by, Internet Explorer 7 looks to be a fantastic browser…

Irony, thy name is Microsoft

I've never got my head around the fact that the latest Internet Explorers feature a pop–up blocker that pops up a window to let you know it's blocked a pop–up…

It just makes no sense.

Does anyone have the time?

Follow-up to I'm glad that's over… from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Spending a night working and a day sleeping really plays havoc with your internal clock…

On an unrelated note, being able to use PuTTY on my N70 is great.

March 09, 2006

I'm glad that's over…

Follow-up to BSc vs MSc from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Well I've finished my Project Report. It's a load of crap, but it's finished…

Right, time to relax…

Actually, no, exams are coming…


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