Thursday, September 28th, 2006 at
The great folks over at Spamhaus release a weekly report on the worst spammers in the world. The list is compiled of the 10 people or organizations that Spamhaus believes are the worst career spammers and who are causing the most damage on the Internet this week.
You’ll note #3 (Michael Lindsay / iMedia Networks) is based in California, so I think I’m going to gather up a bunch of friends and baseball bats and go on the hunt for this guy. If you are wondering how someone in the United States can run a business strictly based on spamming, well so am I. The obvious statement is that he runs off-shore hosted servers and everything is done as legit as possible to avoid the long arm of the law, but someone needs to do something about these people making a fortune from spam.
That is where the bats come in..
Click here for Spamhaus’ entire Register Of Known Spam Operations
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 at
UnfocusedBrain has released a project that calculates the miles per dollar based on the current gas price and the miles per gallon your vehicle gets. This is a great calculator for people who are curious as to how much money they really spend at the pump and throughout their daily driving routine. There is also an option to enter in the mileage to work from home, so that you can view how much a round trip costs you every day.
Some of these numbers are scary. I have a relative who drives a round trip of 80 miles a day to and from work. Her car gets 20 miles per gallon and gas is roughly $3.19 in our area. Lets do the math:
She is getting roughly 6 miles per dollar.
A round trip to and from work costs her roughly $13.00
That is roughly $64.00 a week.
And almost $200 a month. Just for work!
Keep in mind that this is only to and from work, nothing else. We all know that gas is not the only cost that comes along with driving, but it does play a major role as the most costly.
Maybe now we’ll think twice about that weekend trip to the beach?
Or maybe not …