Got to love this as novel; Free pizza when you buy a windshield

This is original and takes the Free Pizza idea to a new level. Austin Windshields of Texas have a promotion where you can get a free, family size pizza with the purchase of a new windshield (windscreen for those in the UK). But watch the small print, the offer is not available for insurance installations.

Got to love it… Read more here and here.

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Weirdest Spam Today

I just get a comment on one of my blogs… The post is about Benchmarking of FreeNAS 0.7 on a single SSD with AFP… The spam comment is "Hey, have you seen this news article? New details about Michael Jackson's Death Emerge. I was wondering if you were going to blog about this…"

I am so tempted to approve the comment so that I can write some witty reply about what on earth does the death of Jacko have to do with FreeNAS… But on the other hand…

This could be a moment for me to start ranting about comment spam on blogs… Here is a great quote (from a post about Top 10 Newbie Mistakes) about comment spam:

"To me, coming to my blog and dropping unasked for links into a comment is like breaking in my house to leave your business card on my kitchen table. Ok, that’s a little extreme, but not THAT extreme….lol

Or the 'one liners'… you know, the 'nice blog…visit my site here {url}'. That’s like walking in my house and saying, 'Hey, nice house. Wanna buy some kitchen knives?'

However, if I invite you in and we have a nice conversation, I will most likely be willing to tell others about you and what you do…. wouldn’t you?"

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Work Virus

There is a new virus going around, called “work.” If you receive any
sort of “work” at all, whether via email, Internet or simply handed to
you by a colleague … DO NOT OPEN IT.
 
This has been circulating around our building for months and those who
have been tempted to open “work” or even look at “work” have found
that their social life is deleted and their brain ceases to function
properly.
 
If you do encounter “work” via email or are faced with any “work” at
all, then to purge the virus, send an email to your boss with the
words “I’ve had enough… I’m off.”
 
If you receive “work” in paper-document form, simply lift the document
and drag the “work” to your garbage can.
 
Send this message to everyone in your address book. If you do NOT have
anyone in your address book, then I’m afraid the “work” virus has
already corrupted your life.

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My page on Delicious.com

I noticed that I haven't linked to my Delicious page, so I thought I would write a post about it!!!

For those who are not familiar with Delicious, it is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. Basically I can bookmark a page as interesting and you can see what I am bookmarking to see if you find anything of interest!

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Olivier’s call to vote FreeNAS for Sourceforge CCA 09

SourceForge has announced the finalists for the 2009 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. In its fourth year, the Community Choice Awards received the highest number of nominations from its community members to date, resulting in 85 finalists.

The great news is that FreeNAS has been chosen as a finalist in the ‘Best Project’ and the ‘Most Likely to Chang the Way You Do Everything’ categories.

Now, the “second round” is open: Vote for FreeNAS!

Also Olivier Cochard has released a personal message to get out the vote for FreeNAS.

Related links:

FreeNAS: Sourceforge CCA 09: Vote for FreeNAS!

Amazing sentence

The person who invented this sentence is either a Vocabulary GENIUS or
is absolutely JOBLESS.
 
Why?
 
You’ll soon find out !!!
 
Read the sentence below carefully…
 
“I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing
handwriting nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality
counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes
intercommunications incomprehensibleness”.
 
This is a sentence where the Nth word is N letters long.
 
e.g. 3rd word is 3 letters long, 8th word is 8 letters long and so on…

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Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today.

Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today. The people who are starting college this fall were born in 1991…

  • They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up..
  • The CD was introduced two years before they were born.
  • They have always had an answering machine.
  • They have always had cable..
  • Popcorn has always been microwaved.
  • They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
  • They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.
  • McDonald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.

My first post at Gaj-IT.com about ‘Bing’

I have started writing for the Gadget/IT blog Gaj-IT.com… My first post was published today about Microsoft’s new ‘Bing’ search engine…

Here is a small excerpt…

A few days ago Microsoft announced the launch of it new search engine called ‘Bing‘. Microsoft has had several stabs at trying to gain a top position in the search engine market but has so far failed.

You can read more and see the videos here: Microsoft’s New Search Engine ‘Bing’ Coming June 3rd; Videos Now on YouTube | Gaj-It.com – UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping