I have some pretty good spam filters on all my e-mail but every once in a while I like going and looking to see what they are trying to sell me. Here are some of the more common types of spam I receive:
1. Viagra/Cialis... Gee thanks
2. Nigerian 419 Scam wanting to give me millions of dollars for using my bank account
3. Refinance my house, which I don't have
5. Phishers trying to trick me into giving away a username and password
6. Pirated software
7. Help to improve my website
I watched Finding Neverland last night. What an awesome movie. Johnnie Depp knows how to pick really good movies. It seems like I have really like every movie he has ever been in but they all haven't been huge hits. He is probably the most underrated actor in Hollywood. Finding Neverland was probably his best film yet. It is about James Barries and writing Peter Pan. If you haven't done so already, do so as soon as possible.
We had a lot of fun at the beach this weekend. One of the highlights for me was at night. I wasn't getting much sleep in my room. All I was getting was eaten by mosquitos and hot. I decided to try and sleep out on the beach. I took my towel and slept right near the high tide line. It was an amazing night of sleep since the water crashes tremendously there. When I say tremendously I mean tremendously. Every twenty seconds or so there is a boom that shakes the ground. This is because of the high slope of the beach and the size of the waves.
I got two wisdom teeth removed yesterday. I had only local anesthetics so I got to feel the hour and half surgery. My jaw was pretty sore by the end. The dentist started with the one that was the hardest and it took him forever to get it out. It was impacted and one of the roots had a hook at the end. I'm not kidding. It wraps around 180 degrees. He had to drill out part of my jaw to get it out. I'm a little sore today because of that but not too bad. I'm taking Ibuprofen to help keep the swelling down. I'll go back in a couple weeks to get the other two out. Looking forward to it.
I cut my finger on a piece of glass while working on building the set for the upcoming drama today. I've got the bleading stopped now and it is all bandaged up. It was my ring finger on my left hand. It's amazing how hard typing is without it. To many s's in words. Hopefully it will be better before I jump into the salty ocean water this weekend.
This weekend 8 of the single teachers are going to the beach. We have friday off for a Muslim holiday. Five of us will be riding our motorcycles down and the other three will be riding in a car. We will be leaving at 4am. This will probably be the last trip while I am at the school. Can't wait. Should be lots of fun.
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Since Tangkuban Perahu has started acting up we've been having lots of earthquakes. We had a bit larger one today that shook the school enough to see the walls moving. We also had a fire drill and talked about what to do in the event of a major earthquake.
Things are really exciting for geologists in Indonesia right now. Not only have there been 9.1 and a 8.7 earthquakes and many 6.X earthquakes but volcanoes are going nuts as well. In West Sumatra where the big earthquakes were, the Talang Volcano has started erupting and 26,000 people were evacuated. Even more fun, Anak Krakatau and Tangkuban Perahu are both acting up. Why is this fun?
It seems like the media is intent on getting us worked up about certain diseases. A good example is the SARS bug that was terrorizing Asia in 2003. In total, 8436 cases were reported and 812 people died giving us a mortality rate of just under 10%. Most of those who died were elderly or children. Again with Avian Flu, which has killed about 51 people, we are told it is a serious health threat. According to <a href="
With the recent death of the Pope, I've been thinking again on how the different religions glorify a certain figure. Now, I'm not talking about people glorifying the Pope. The Pope instead, glorified Mary. This is because when the Pope was shot in 1981, he appealed to Mary to save him and he said that she did. After that, she was a very important figure to him. On his (very beautiful I might add) coffin, there was a cross with an M underneath it which stood for Mary.
For the last four years our school has been using a wireless link (802.11b) to connect downtown to our internet provider. It is a dedicated 128kbps line but costs an outragious amount of money for that connection. Also, with 150+ computers connected to it, it can get pretty slow. I've decided the time is right to invest in satellite internet. While the price for all the equipment is pretty expensive, the monthly cost is less than half what we are currently paying for 256-1024kbps. We should break even in 2 years and then be saving money, all for up to 8x the speed we are getting now.
Today is the biannual science fair at BAIS. I've been judging 3-5th grade projects for the last three days after school. Some were pretty good and some were pretty funny. Today we are having presentations, science scavenger hunts and awards all day so no classes!
Okay, this is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. On Google Maps you can now switch to satellite view! Just click the Satellite link in the upper right hand corner of the page. I searched for my parents house and then zoomed in. I can see the tree out front, the pool and the roof. I can almost make out the van parked in the driveway. I can't see my sailboat though. Must be obscured by the neighbors tree.