I have a new canned response anytime you email me offering your SEO services.
Hi [Spammers Name],
thanks for you email. I searched for “[relevant keywords]" and checked the first 5 pages of results but [spammer company name] did not appear. Why is this? Surely if you had expert SEO knowledge you would be the first result?
After sending this I black-list your email address, so I won’t actually get your response. I only reply at all as I enjoy the image of you squirming a little trying to think of how to explain why you’re crap.
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“One day, high above Arizona , we were monitoring the radio traffic of all the mortal airplanes below us. First, a Cessna pilot asked the air traffic controllers to check his ground speed. ‘Ninety knots,’ ATC replied. A twin Bonanza soon made the same request. ‘One-twenty on the ground,’ was the reply. To our surprise, a navy F-18 came over the radio with a ground speed check. I knew exactly what he was doing. Of course, he had a ground speed indicator in his cockpit, but he wanted to let all the bug-smashers in the valley know what real speed was ‘Dusty 52, we show you at 620 on the ground,’ ATC responded. The situation was too ripe. I heard the click of Walter’s mike button in the rear seat. In his most innocent voice, Walter startled the controller by asking for a ground speed check from 81,000 feet, clearly above controlled airspace. In a cool, professional voice, the controller replied, ’ Aspen 20, I show you at 1,982 knots on the ground.’ We did not hear another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast.”—Flying the SR-71 Blackbird (via davemorin)
You sell good stuff. But never in my experience has any of your employees offered my a free pair of pants because the ones I was wearing looked bad. I wouldn’t expect them to. Their job is to sell me clothes.
I recently bought a Mifi (Mobile Wifi). An awesome little device which should save me a fortune on airport/train Wifi when traveling. But the data is still quite expensive.
Because of this I want to reduce how much my machine uses when connected. Normally when on Wifi my machine is running remote backups, checking for software updates, polling email/todo/weather/calendar servers. And the other 101 little things which normally don’t matter, but when on cellular data can quickly become very expensive.
What I want is to be able to hit a switch and block all traffic except for a few whitelisted apps. I already have this setup in Little Snitch for my day-to-day traffic. But I would like to switch to a more restrictive set off rules when connected to my Mifi.
I haven’t found a way to setup profiles in Little Snitch, does such a thing exist? Or does anyone know of another piece of software to do what I require?
After 18 months of treatment for 14 tumours a cancer patient booked a holiday staying at the Golden Beach Hotel in Blackpool. But things went a bit shit.
Nothing like the internet or owners description. Dingy room, very poor furniture…people were arriving, looking at rooms and leaving. young man on desk refused to acknowledge or rectify complaints or refund deposits…on entering room possessions had been moved ( including very expensive laptop ) girlfriend found one of her rings on floor. Fan had been removed together with coffees and milks…DO NOT BOOK HERE.
(I removed some of the complaints to cut down the length, view in full)
The Hotel manager saw the review and called the Police to have the guest chucked out, without a refund. Sounds like the manager at the Golden Beach is a complete wanker. Whats worse 1 bad review or the whole fucking internet knowing what a cunt you are? I know for sure I will never stay in that Hotel now.
A representative claimed that the guest was ejected by the Police for “behaviour that may affect the peaceful and friendly enviroment of the hotel" yet the Police issued a statement;
No offence had been committed by the couple, but the manager had requested them to leave the property. We advised the couple how to go about getting a refund. This is a civil matter.
So basically the representative is talking through their arse.
Thanks to the AFA <@OfficialONN>! Without their report on Home depot “The Home Depot: See it in their own words" I would never have known what a tolerant, diverse, supportive, moral and commendable company Home depot is!
I will be sure to give them as much of my business as possible, as well as letting family and friends know to do the same. I’ll also be in contact with the executive board to thank them for not giving into hate-filled, bigoted organisations, and for doing the right and proper thing in this modern society.
Unit testing is a lot like going to the gym. You know it is good for you, all the arguments make sense, so you start working out. There’s an initial rush, which is great, but after a few days you start to wonder if it is worth the trouble. You’re taking an hour out of your day to change your clothes and run on a hamster wheel and you’re not sure you’re really gaining anything other than sore legs and arms.
Then, after maybe one or two weeks, just as the soreness is going away, a Big Deadline begins approaching. You need to spend every waking hour trying to get “useful” work done, so you cut out extraneous stuff, like going to the gym. You fall out of the habit, and by the time Big Deadline is over, you’re back to square one. If you manage to make it back to the gym at all, you feel just as sore as you were the first time you went.
It will also have to run the odd Python script to power the different peripherals but nothing too major. But it has to have a low power consumption, quiet (passive cooling) and small. Ideally it would also have built in Wifi and bluetooth. I was going to get a GuruPlug, but they have horrible over-heating issues
Then I remembered I had a small, attractive, silent machine just sitting doing nothing. My previous generation Apple TV. So I’m going down the rabbit hole and going to try and install Linux on it. Wish me luck