Category: Other Stuff

May 21, 2008 / Other Stuff

I had reason the other day to ask Yahoo a question about it’s directory and someone who was acting as an agent for the directory. I used their “other abuse” option on the contact forms to ask if the reseller was legitimate.

After a couple of days I got a reply focussed on spam. I replied hoping that I might trigger a human to actually read what I had posted. Given the delay in sending and receiving then surely there was a human involved? Computers are much quicker than that!

January 21, 2008 / Other Stuff

We are all used to the phishing emails that we get sent from “banks” and “auctions sites” – trying to steal your logins for financial gain. A new phase has started where phishing messages are sent via the private message (PM) facility at a forum.

The motive in this case is pure revenge, but with forums being used for trading, deals, and product promotion the trend is very dangerous – primarily because you believe you “know” the users, or atleast have some sort of respect and trust between you.

Lets walk through the steps.

July 4, 2007 / Other Stuff
June 28, 2007 / Other Stuff

People who do business online frequently have their earnings held by pseudo-banks such as PayPal and e-gold. A problem then arises when the same people need their money out of these pseudo-banks or transferred between them.

The most common way to do it appears to be to find someone who is happy to trade. So A puts money into B‘s PayPal account and B puts money into A‘s e-gold account.

October 25, 2006 / Other Stuff

I’m no fan of pornography but I accept that people do get their kicks from it. To each his own…

However abusive pornography and anything involving kids should be a no-brainer. However the stats link adult pornographers with child pornography and that’s sickening.

So this little post is to provide links to RACE4INNOCENCE and Light a Million Candles.

Make a visit and remember that even if you like porn it’s not for kids.

October 24, 2006 / Other Stuff

Last year I took a punt on a 4 letter .com domain: nzrh.com and bought it through Yahoo Business. All went well and then as part of a consolidation exercise I moved it, and some other domains to a new registrar.

Domain Registration for nzrh.com

The transfer worked without a hitch so imagine my surprise to be getting the heavy now from Yahoo because they can’t auto renew the domain!

August 14, 2006 / Other Stuff

I logged into check my Adsense the other day and saw that New Zealand is on the list of countries which are eligible for electronic payments.

Setup is easy enough, just follow the steps. The only point of confusion might be in the terminology surrounding the account details.

Sort Code is used in the UK to describe the bank and branch information – in the US too I guess. But it’s alien to us kiwis…

June 24, 2006 / Other Stuff

We had the music channel on this evening and MC Lars was on with “Download this Song” which I thought was a pretty good blast at the record industry.

I was particularly amused by these lines