Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This one almost looked legit

The following I got in an email and for a few seconds I thought this was legit.

They have the names of the person sending right and they are asking for specific amount of money.

The subject of the email was "Shocking News". If nothing this is the best hack/spam email I have received.

I am in a hurry writing this e-mail to you, I had travelled to UK for an urgent seminar and unfortunately for me i was robbed and all my money was stolen at the hotel where I lodged. I am so confused right now, I dont know what to do or where to go. I didn't bring my phones here and the hotel telephone lines were disconnected during the robbery incident. So I have access to only emails. Please i need you to send me £960 today so I can return home.

Please have the money sent immediately through Western union money transfer to my name and on this address right below.

Address: 110 Palace Road, Tulse Hill
City: London
Post code: E8 4HR
Country: United Kingdom
Mtcn Number:

As soon as I get home I would refund it immediately. Please I need you to get back to me so I can let you know how to send the money to me.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you with the payment details now.
Thank you.


Monday, October 26, 2009

A tribute to the Big White

The Big white was our white Gold fish with a red hat. It passed away a couple of weeks ago.

I still remember the day when we went to PetsMart to get you. You were living in a school with tens of others like you and some how we just couldn't take our eyes off you and at the spur of the moment decided to get you. You were so swift that the mart guy commented "that's way too fast for a gold fish". You had some abnormality on your skin and we were worried you may fight with other fish in the tank but we were wrong you were very gentle and very playful. You wanted to boss around the big red and I would say you succeeded most of the times.

It was amazing to see you feed, you smelled food quicker than rest of the fish in the tank and you always made noises when it was time to get fed. After the food at the top was over, you went to the bottom in search of food and it almost looked like you threw up gravel instead of food searching.

You were the one who had some unusual but very cute behavior, you took the window in the broken pot and made it your resting place. I remember after every water change the window opening used to shift a bit and you used to struggle to fit in and I used to come and adjust the pot by a few mm so that you could fit yourself in. We used to wonder what would you do when you grew bigger and you sure out grew the hole and when you no longer fitted in you moved on to the mouth of the pot.

I remember you would start dancing at the very sign of either of us, specially if it were feeding time.

Rarely there was anybody who didn't comment on your red hat, which almost looked like a crown.

You were the crown jewel of our tank and alas you are no longer there but your memory shall remain. You were a very healthy and great fish.

You stayed with us for close to 2 years and you passed away without any suffering, I still can't figure out what went wrong. All I can console my self is your journey on this planet was over. May your soul rest in peace.

Friday, October 02, 2009

100% Compostable Plastic Cups

We went to the new Indian restaurant Tarka in Austin today for a farewell party and I was surprised to see these cups. I asked my friend with an i-phone to take a pic of the same.

The cups felt completly like plastic. The sad part they were only giving to people asking drinks to go.

I did some research and turns out it is sold by company called EcoProducts. They have a whole range of products.

Way to go Tarka, your food was good, your service was awesome but I appreciate you more for caring about the environment.