April 6th, 2005

Andrei in the office

WEEKLY RANT: It can happen to me, it can happen to you

By now we've all be 419'ed in our email. If you're really lucky, someone has tried to 419 you via IM.

Today I learned about a new 419 variant. Now, a 419 no longer has to do with dead relatives. It is simply a scheme designed to extract money illegally from you as an overseas business arrangement. The reason they are called 419 is because they typically originate from Nigerian Cybercafes where people are told what to type and how to run them.

They are becoming more and more effective because they prey on holes in our system.

This was today's experience: click and return here to comment.
Andrei in the office

MEMETime: TV Character meme

Picked this up from gootmu who I probably haven't seen or heard from in close to 5 years.

1. Post a list of ten TV shows or fandoms you follow (current or cancelled).

2. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each show.

3. When guessed, bold the line and write a sentence about why you like the character.

4. Post in your own LiveJournal.

The list:

1. Doctor Who (Mwa ha ha)
2. Babylon 5
3. Firefly (two answers)
4. M.A.S.H.
5. Wonderfalls
6. Red Dwarf
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
8. Family Guy - Brian (solved by matialis93) I like the sarcastic wit and cultured sophistication
9. You can't do that on television
And, for the final challenge:
10. Space Academy