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October 31, 2009

Spam fail

Rob @ 4:15 AM

I like when spammers fail at spamming. Here's one I just received, I didn't change a thing.

Subject: ~~NAME~~, My Secret Marketing Weapon is yours...
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 01:03:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mike Rogerson

Hi ~~NAME~~,

I don't care how successful you have or have not been in marketing, but if you have a business and want to get more people to look at your business, then this will help you. The best part is, it won't cost you one red cent!!!

Go here:
~~OWNERWEBSITE~~

Sincerely,

~~OWNERFIRSTNAME~~ ~~OWNERLASTNAME~~
~~OWNERTELEPHONE~~

The moral of the story: if you're going to be an evil spammer, do try to learn how to actually use your evil spam-generation software.

October 30, 2009

Halloween plan of attack

Rob @ 6:56 PM

A bunch of us worked out our plan of attack over IMs. We're going to start gathering in front of the entrance to the Hotel Pennsylvania at around 3. We'll hang out there and wait for more of us until around 4:30, when we'll grab a C/E to Spring St, and meet the rest of us by the line-up area. Where is unforeseeable; they block off the zone in weird and different ways every year, so we'll have to find a place and wing it. I'll have my phone on me and will be trying to corral folks via calls and texts, so if I don't have your info and you would like me to, get in touch!

There are more details in a mass BCC'd email I just sent out to everyone I know of who expressed interest in going. If you want to join up and you haven't yet gotten an email from me, get in touch and I'll forward it on to you!

Also: yay!

October 16, 2009

Save the Clock Tower!

Rob @ 4:10 PM

For those of you wondering who I plan to dress as in the Village Halloween Parade this year, behold the glorious bit part that is the "Save the Clock Tower!" lady from Back to the Future.
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I'm mostly thrifting for the clothes, designing the props from scratch, repurposing a "Mrs. Santa Claus" wig, and abandoning all hope of maintaining personal dignity.

I'm cutting things a bit close; I haven't gathered nearly enough of the gear together and it's only two weeks away, but as my friend and fellow Back to the Future addict Brad reminded me, cutting these things close really is the BTTF way.

So, who's willing to be seen with me in public interested in coming with to the parade? Get in touch! Don't leave an old lady hanging.