Sunday, November 27, 2005

Useless USB gadgets

How about a USB powered fondue set, or a lovely pair of USB slippers (?), a USB drink warmer (just the type of thing you want near an electrical appliance). Perhaps a USB ashtray is more to your liking, or a USB noodle strainer, USB gloves & Eye massager/poker. The list is endless.

Friday, November 18, 2005

All quiet on the western front

Only had about 30 contractors to deal with last night, fairly quiet compared to most nights.


I normally get about one email a week purporting to be from various financial institutions, paypal, ebay etc. On a good week, I get about 4.

My latest one is supposed to be from Barclays (I don't even bank with them)

Barclays Bank Membership Update

We recently reviewed your account, and we suspect an unauthorized ATM - based transactions on your account. Our banking service will help you to avoid frequently fraud transactions and to keep your savings and investments confidential.

To ensure that your account is not compromised please login to Barclays Bank Online Banking by clicking this link, verify and update your profile and your current account will be 128-bit encrypted and guard by our security system.

- Log-in on:,,logon,00.html
- Enter your personal membership details
- Verify and update with Barclays IBank

Thank you for using Barclays BankSecurity Check

Important information from Barclays Bank(R)

This e-mail contains information directly related to your account with us, other
services to which you have subscribed, and/or any application you may have submitted. Barclays Bank and its service providers are committed to protecting your privacy and ask you not to send sensitive account information through e-mail. You can view our privacy policy and contact information at If you are not a Barclays Bank customer and you believe you received this message in error, please delete this e-mail.

© 2005 Barclays Bank Global

At least they have improved the spelling from the earlier attempts. Interesting that they haven't yet learnt to mask their message ID's yet. This particular email comes from Russia (obviously Barclays new HQ) ( If anyone is feeling nasty send them some spam lol.

I do wonder if people still fall for these blatant attempts at fraud nowadays.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Just a rememinder that the first episode of the tube programme is starting tonight. Should be interesting as I know at least one of the people featured. I think it is also going to be repeated on sky travel.