Poor George

there comes a time when you quit feeling sorry for the people that fall for these things.

From: “Trustees”<trustees@solicitors.com>
Subject: Will
Date: October 25, 2011 9:01:52 AM CDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-To: <lawofficeinuse@gala.net.>
On behalf of the Trustees and Executors of the estate of Late George Brumley, I wish to notify you that he  made you one of the beneficiaries of his estate.
Please reply with your contact details.Regards


To graffiti or not to graffiti

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I’ve never been one for bumper stickers or other paraphernalia on my vehicles.  As a matter of fact, the only thing i would sport on my vehicle was the occasional “support magnetic ribbons” ribbon mocking those who would put any such ribbons on their cars.  So… Patti got me this vinyl the other day for my car “I know you probably wont use it but I got it anyway”

You know, I can’t think of a kid who I am prouder of more than Hannah.  I wouldn’t have considered myself a band geek growing up but I was at least a band nerd.  From 7th grade we started participating with the varsity band.  Loading and unloading.. carrying instruments banners, etc etc.  8th grade year we even got to mach with the band.  There really isn’t an experience quiet like marching for a 1A (1/2 a more like it) school on a grass band filed with gopher holes and ant hills.  My freshman year was the last year our school had football so there wasn’t much chance to march other than the occasional parade.

With Hannah being part of the band gave Patti and I both the chance to relive our band careers.  We’ve had the chance to watch her preform in front of huge crowds and always do an outstanding job.  As much work as it is, there really isn’t anyplace else i’d rather be on a friday night than watching her perform on a game night.  I missed one game because i was in Dallas and i’ve thought about taking one or two nights off occasionally but i just couldn’t pass up the chance to see her perform again.

I can’t help but say i’m proud of what she’s accomplished and the detection she herself has shown to her section and band.  There are times when i find her loading the trailer or the trucks usually outdoing the boys just standing around.  Kind of reminds me of myself 15 years ago.

So.. without hesitation, i have no qualm about putting a sticker on my car showing just how proud of her that I am.  Tonight is pigskin.  The big competition that everyone’s been working so hard for.

One of the band directors said it best today on Facebook..

Dear God, 3 months of triple digit weather practices, longs hours on our parking lot, perfecting an extremely difficult drill (page by page), many loads of sweaty laundry (thanks mom ☺), breaking sticks/mallets/drum heads/keyboard strings/ chime cords (you name it, we’ve probably broken it), making new life long friends, striving to always do our best, wearing the “purple and gold” with pride, being blessed with the world’s greatest band boosters, all while being guided by our band directors. Today we perform the finished product at our Region XV UIL Marching Competition. We ask that you guide us tonight and throughout all our lives. Amen

So as we gear up for the final moments, no matter what the judges may think.. you are a One in our eyes.


About a year ago Apple yanked all the apps that used API’s to scan for wireless signals.  Fortunate for me I had downloaded this cool little app long before they pulled them.  It’s been a great tool for as long as i’ve had an iPhone but today after the upgrade to iOS5, WiFiFoFum no longer works 🙁  i guess i have one use for my android.

actually i have a 3g around that won’t accept ios5 as well as a few itouches that could probably find a new home in my tool bag.





Well Fargo gone phishing

So I got this crafty email today:


Seams legit right?  I mean, except for the fact that it went to one of my junk email addresses.. So I inspect the link before I click (like all good boys should) and sure enough the first link was a valid wellsfargo link but the 2nd took me to knickerbockerpartners.com

So cautiously I proceed to see what they are trying to do..


so I give them my sworn enemy’s ssn since she hasn’t learned the importance of protecting herself from id theft yet. 


Now they want the pin number..

what happens after this.  It redirects back to the real site. 


In the time it took to make this post, the site appears to be inactive.  Phoey, I wanted to try a sql injection scheme aginst them to see if anyone actually fell for the bait.. possibly cut off their access too.  oh well.  maybe nexttime.