Thursday, October 26, 2006
I have a lot of domain names, but some of the principal ones do get important emails and feedback from the websites' visitors.
I'm sick to death of all these spam messages about stocks, and more recently some spammer has hijacked one of my oldest domains, sending out just this kind of message with the reply address being random chacters @ my domain, so I am getting hundreds of bounce-backs.
Sadly, it's the domain with the most aliases set-up, which has made it very time consuming to prepare for turning the default address into ":blackhole:"!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Warning! Nigerians calling!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Insurance - the lifeblood of UK retail?
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Paul Daniels' dick trick
"Welcome to the Download chart - this is what the boss does with me now, he's just paying me off 'til the end of my contract really"
Paint fireworks 1
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Century sold back to John Myers / Morgan
Guardian Media Group has bought 105.4 Century FM and 100-102 Century FM from commercial radio group GCap Media for £60m. Both stations, in Manchester and Gateshead respectively, have assets of £1.5m and in the year to 31 March generated earnings before interest, taxes, amortisation and other charges of £5.3m.GCap Media's commercial team will continue to sell the station's ad space and receive a commission from the revenues for five years under the terms of the deal. GMG chief executive John Myers (pictured) said he was delighted to retake control of the Century FM stations, which he launched in 1994.
How to make people hate you
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Bannatyne's Bad Bargaining
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Eton Road on X Factor
Friday, October 13, 2006
What am I? The CAB?
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
£140,000 spent on 'pockets' study
And wot, no hospitals?
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Sloppy website designers
I have begun to understand why so many website designers simply can't be bothered to do updates or work.
I have three problems.
One is people never send me anything to put on their website.
Two is people send too much to put on their website (like, Argos catalogue sized brochures they want on in their entirity - I don't think they realise how long it will take and how much it will cost them).
Three is people who provide me with patchy information either over the phone or hand written that's full of abbreviations which makes a 5 minute update take around 2 days because it becomes an investigation as to what the person is referring to in their garbled text.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Americans who send me emails seem to have developed a strange habit of using no greetings are proper sentence structures and simply stating what they want from me or tell me.
e.g. "Cost and prices please"
e.g. 2 "Long-time broadcaster...left the business in 1997 as a GM ...etc."