spam spam spam

AOL Time Warner has not had a lot of good news recently. So it makes a change that today AOL is in the news for taking spammers to court. Personally I was so sick of the 14 spam mails I received on monday morning I went and got a paid account with I have to say it is a great filtering system and rather than just deleting the mails you get to report the abuse to relevant isp’s.
On the subject of spam here’s a list of allegedly the top ten from 2002 (compiled by surf control)

Free adult site passwords
Low price drugs (Viagra)
Refinance your mortgage
Nigerian confidential money transfer
Tiny remote control car
Best online casino
#1 Pasta pot
Get out of credit card debt
Meet singles in your area
Copy DVDs in one click

What’s your most despised spam subject line?

BLAZE of glory

a normal tuesday afternoon then in Hammersmith – we work opposite EMI and there are 2 guys on the back of a rental truck pitching for a record contract at the moment – very loudly – they have a little sign [blaze] so good luck to them I say – they have a fuck load of bottle to do that! At least that would be a band which hadn’t been manufactured like all the others recently.

If EMI don’t give them a deal I guess they could turn around and try us here at the BORG ahem I mean AOL Time Warner obviously our entire office seem to have been out to see them now.

World AIDS Day and Scally’s Birthday Party

What a weekend 🙂

Friday saw me at the gingerbeer‘s lyrical lounge at the battersea barge. Had this been an event affiliated to a gay men’s website you would have had scantily clad men wandering around and lots of sexual innuendo. As it happens this was a lesbian affair so there was not so much nudity and they had talented musicians on stage.

Saturday saw me shopping for birthday presents for scally – I’d seen a t-shirt at the gap I wanted but other than that I had to resort to the wish list 🙁 Wandering around town on World AIDS Day it was good to see a lot of people with red ribbons and donating in collection boxes.

Saturday evening saw me at Spence‘s festive party which set the evening off well – lots to drink and more food than you could shake a stick at. It felt a bit early to be drinking mulled wine but hey it was alcoholic so why not.

Moving along the high Street to Scally’s Party and I walked in almost mistaking it for a work party – it felt like the entire office was there. They weren’t of course – not all of them were invited 😉

The least said about that party the better I think – although I do remember offering to convert a couple of the straight boys to the dark side and generally having a laugh and catching up with people I haven’t seen in ages. Nice to see Jonathan and Marky too – looking relaxed and tanned after their notahoneymoon and also matt and clare and max [even though he came close to the bone a few times and needed to really just get a room] plus a few other assorted individuals too numerous to mention. I realised that there is a very fine line between friendship and stuff.

chicken and dave crashed at mine – I eventually got to bed around 8 and so you can imagine most [well actually all] of sunday was a write off – we watched random TV programs and lusted after random TV people, from Will & Grace to Young Americans through Mutant X and Now & Then. We also pigged out on fried food as I had no food in the house at all worth eating. I then headed off to Streatham Odeon to watch Harry Potter – yes I know I haven’t read the books and I know I was really against seeing it but I figured I just had to see what all the fuss was about. I’ll sum it up for you. The advert for Monsters Inc which lasted around 2 minutes had more entertainment value [charades]than the entire 2 and a half hours of potter trash. Oh well I’ve seen it now and also saw the trailers for Attack of the clones and Lord of the Rings so was happy enough to vegetate in front of HP. Although the sniggering everytime an AOL Time Warner branding came on screen was kind of off putting through the trailers – they really are the borg you know!

the farscape marathon is on

the farscape marathon is on sci fi at the moment which is a huge dose of Ben Browder for your money :o) hurrah!

okay so if it isn’t people looking for nude pics of connie then it’s people who hate her that end up at my site. I wonder if it is Connie or if it’s AOL they hate – seems they actually hate ‘Connie AOL’ – a new brand from AOL Time Warner?

okay well all the scary

okay well all the scary people have left the hotel now and it is much quieter. We took a spin in hte car yesterday to go over to Springfield Mall [dave wanted comic books] and then had a huge detour on the way back as the I95 southbound had a major crash and traffic was piled up. We got to see a lot of the Virginia countryside though – and realised it is not all like reston – a lot of it is but not all!
Sat in the hotel bar for a while last night and drank way too much again. Absolut Mandarin and Cointreau amongst the shots we had and Dave and I had to order food to the bar in an attempt to sober up.
Went into the office this morning and got Dave sorted out with a security badge and met up with some of the AOL staff here – also took him to the AOL shop – you know the kind of thing AOL Time Warner branded goods. I erm must admit to having bought Jack a little AOL jacket in case it rains – dogs you know are really not waterproof and need little rain macs – I may even have to take a pic and send it over to