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Are You François Coleman?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:39 am

I was just checking one of my old e-mail addresses, and I found this spam which, interestingly enough, was particularly addressed to me.

Hi Francois,

Are You one of the Millions of people who've switched Internet Service Providers in the past year? Maybe You opted for a cheaper service or maybe a faster connection.

Either way, You know what a hassle it is to notify all of your personal business contacts or Your new Email Address.

Did You know that You could Own and keep it forever!

Only one slight problem: in no way does my name resemble “François Coleman”. And no, this wasn’t one of those carbon-copied spams; the headers reveal that the mail was sent directly to my address and no others.

And if that wasn’t enough, I also had another e-mail advertising the fact that a certain ancestry site carries records for the Coleman family tree.


Human Spell Check

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 2:23 pm

Enjoy the Proofreader’s Hall of Shame? You’ll probably like Human Spell Check as well. Sad that I hadn’t managed to stumble across this site till now, really…


Echo Mic

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:49 pm

Many toys have been released with badly-translated English on their packaging; indeed, some of them have become such classics that they’ve been repeatedly forwarded around the Internet. So, let’s all remind ourselves that Tongue of Frog is like the genuine one from the frog; that you and lady employees to play with Echo Mic together; and of course, that Goku may pre house the seamy side volitation


Rock band name generator

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 7:32 pm

To borrow a favorite phrase of Dave Barry’s, this would make a good name for a rock band.


Apple Newton does Lewis Carroll

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:51 am

Remember the Apple Newton, the rather ill-fated PDA which was infamous for its rather lacking handwriting recognition capability? Well, needless to say, Jabberwocky didn’t survive the Newton treatment very well. “Shred the serious bandwidth”, indeed…

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