Daily Archives: November 29, 2006

Guy wants to propose to his girlfriend during superbowl

Here’s the short of it: He wants to raise 2.5 million dollars to secure a superbowl commercial (or now convince someone to give up their spot as they are all sold out for 2007).

I think it’s a scam or the guy is an idiot. Why not purchase a local ad for a fraction of the cost. Yes they do exist, the local channel the game is being broadcast on gets 1-2 local ads which usually run around $500-1,000.

Anyway here is an excerpt and the link:

It was just an idea, and a bit of a crazy one at that. I’ve been wanting to propose to my girlfriend for a while now – we’ve been dating for longer than the average courtship by a good shot, and I’d finally made up my mind – this was the girl for me for now and forever. The question was – how to do it? How could I do something truly unique, spectacular and worthy of the way I feel about her? Being a huge NFL fan, and having a girlfriend who actually gets excited about the Superbowl, I figured the best thing I could do would be to propose to her on the big game – in front of the largest audience of witnesses to an engagement in history. I know… It seems a bit far-fetched. But with the help of the web, anything is possible, right? So my geekery took me straight to the site, where, amazingly, the buzz began to grow. We raised over $75,000, got mentioned in several press articles and it looked like things were taking off – until…

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I Love Spam!

From: <moynaShaunaKendallwiva@ozypgyziaifefsa.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 01:46:58
To:”AntoinettecalBelladonna” <?????@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE:midspot:kayley

By the way it is not me that found you , but the other way around and I am having trouble with my email . I tried to get in yesterday with no luck so can you msn messneger me  i am funbeckygood@hotmail.com.

Another misconception yis that i am not fun . Wrong, I don’t know where you got that idea from i love having fun , with hot guys like you

I wish I had time today to mess with this spammer…

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33 Cost Cutting Tips from Mom

These are not from my mother, but they do seem a little dated for recent times. Take item 5 for example:

5. A rolling stone gathers no moss: This one’s for those of you who are bitten by the wanderlust bug. Changing jobs too often? Can’t seem to find that perfect home? Not decided where to plant roots and settle down? If so, mom would tell you that you need to get your act together and set up home somewhere permanent. Too many changes in lifestyle add to the dollars spent unnecessarily.

In today’s job market it is wise to move around every few years to give yourself a jump up in salary and position. I know I have benefited from this on every job move, getting ahead more in a few months than in the previous few years…

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Automise at a Great Deal!

Ever wanted to automate tasks on your computer? I know I am always looking for a way to automate repetitive tasks such as backup and file move/copy/delete, etc.

Automise does it for you. I downloaded the trial last night and it is pretty slick and powerful. Try it for free, and today only you can get a huge discount on the product. Here is their own words:

Automise is a powerful general purpose automation tool that allows anyone to automate just about anything! Create an Automise project using the fantastic GUI, and then it’s easy for anyone to run the project with single click or single keystroke or it can be scheduled to run automatically. Automise saves time, often running tasks in seconds that would take minutes or hours if done manually.

Automise makes complex automation tasks easy as it uses a powerful graphical user interface and includes built in support for many different applications.  Automise includes powerful flow control actions which allow the project to decide which actions to run depending on certain conditions, as well as error handling so that your project can clean up and handle errors properly.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Automise in any way and do not benefit from your purchase. I just thought the product was cool and plan on purchasing for myself.

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GoDaddy Rocks!

Last night I received a call from “Steve” at GoDaddy. This is where I purchase a bulk of my website domains from and have been content with their service in the past.

To be fair, I have never had any issues with them and have never used their support.

I figured “Steve” was going to try to up-sell me some type of service or another.

Turns out I was dead wrong. Here is the gist of our conversation:

Steve: Hi Jonathan, this is Steve from GoDaddy.
Me: Hi Steve. (not really wanting to be bothered at 6:30 at night with a sales call)
Steve: We were just looking over your account…
Me: Oh boy here it comes…
Steve: and we noticed that you were not taking advantage of our bulk renewal offer.
Me: I guess I thought I needed like 500 domains with you to do so.
Steve: Oh no! You can start saving with as little as 6 domains!
Me: OK, so how do I participate?
Steve: I can either do it for you on the phone or you can just adjust the expire dates to be the same and it will happen automatically. Either way you will save around $130-150 per year!
Me: Wow! No catches? No Gimmicks?
Steve: Nope, just our way of saying thanks for the business.
Me: Well thanks Steve
Steve: no problem.

Well there you have it. Customer service does live on. Who really takes the time to call their customers to help them save money on your service?

GoDaddy does!

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