I was browsing through my Akismet spam for something interesting(which very rarely happens) and actually found something that made me smile. It was spam from a search engine optimization (SEO) company.
Here’s the spam, complete with links(don’t say I never did anything for you, Flux!)
If you absolutely, positively must commit a crime that is likely to gain enough notoriety to require a sketch artist to capture your likeness in order to share with the area, then you should consider making Bolivia the home base for your crime spree.
Add some glasses and part the hair a little differently and I think I may have found the culprit:
Please note that her post is sitting in the spam bin.
It makes you want to give her money to get to the top of the search engines, doesn’t it?
Here’s their article in full (Hey, I figure someone should get the search results):
The release date of Windows 7 was leaked; Oct 23, 2009 is the date they begin telling you that it’s the best selling operating system they’ve ever designed, regardless of whether it actually is or not. If pressed, they’ll be able to give you numbers to show this. That’s because they’ll threaten to ruin any hardware vendor that dares to ship a box with anything but 7 on it. Regardless of whether that serial number is used or not, it is a sale and thus counts towards their impressive sales numbers.
Former brains behind the now dead and buried Netscape browser have unveiled a cloud storage solution for those of you that would like to store all of your sensitive, important and valuable information with faceless people around the intardnet that promise not to lose, harm or misuse your data.
It stands to reason that a group of people that did so great in the browser wars would now up the ante by offering to store your data that could potentially ruin your life were it to be, lost, placed in the wrong hands or compromised.
I don’t have a problem with the fact that Netscape developers are getting into the cloud storage business. I think for that to happen, I would have to find cloud storage a viable technology. I find the whole premise of remote storage to be utterly laughable, so at most, the Netscape angle is just a higher level of laughable.
Customers using the Microsoft Windows Media Center operating system found themselves unable to record certain shows on the NBC Network. No official response was initially given. The issue kept gaining steam until MS finally acknowledged that it was blocking the content.
They state that they were following the “regulations” set forth by the FCC. If that is the case, then why is DirecTV, Tivo and every other DVR system able to record the same shows that WMC can not?
Some may think that I have it in for Microsoft. Not true. I use many of their products and I’m not trying to spearhead a lynchmob.
It’s just that they make it so easy, sometimes.
Take the latest news involving the Zune. It’s likely that a future software update will install a copyright protection scheme that will block any unapproved media from being uploaded to it. This means that Microsoft will determine whether you purchased it via approved channels.
That dvd you ripped at your house? That’s almost guaranteed to be an “unapproved channel”.
The only thing that keeps me from being incensed is that we all get to choose which player we will use and if you get screwed by Microsoft, it’s because you wanted to.