21 January 2010

The kcnshop virus attack!

At 6:08 this morning someone in Beijing with the IP address of hacked into my gmail! The sneaky little bugger then sent the following message to every single person I have ever emailed from my current account:

How is everything going?
I want to share something with you : http://www.kcnshop.com/
On this website ,you can find many new and origianl electronic
products .Because of New Year 2010, they are holding sales promotion
activity, all the product are sold at a discount.
And i have bought some products from this web, low cost and good
quality ,and the delivery is on time .
If you need some, visit this website . Hurry up,because the promotion
activity only keeps 1 month .
Hope everything goes well.

I am indignant, annoyed and a little bit amused. Firstly, I thought gmail was invincible. How could google let this happen?!?!?! It is disappointing to learn that the grand poo-bah of tech companies is only human after all. And possibly not even that.

My inbox is currently junked up with "delivery failed" messages, and buried amongst all this are a few real notes from friends. Most people are enjoying my embarrassment - haha, Dot has moved into the spamming business, good luck selling those "low cost and good quality" products! However, I have also received (so far) two lovely sincere messages from long lost friends (who both speak English as a second language) thanking me for the "good information". I am going to have to spend the next few days setting everyone straight...

I am not a spammer! Greetings!

PS - Remember Elaine, the girl I've been avoiding for two years which has really been quite easy because she lives in Tel Aviv? When my spam hit her inbox I got an automated out of office reply (good!), however the interesting thing about it is it was sent from Rabbi Elaine Solomon. How about that? She's now a rabbi.

08 January 2010

I've been home almost two months now, and as all penniless 28 year old gypsies do after they've been gallavanting all over the world - i've moved back in with my parents. And i'm going slowly insane.

I guess the main difference i'm noticing is that i appear to be reverting back into my teenage-self. Calls between upstairs and out in the backyard somewhere of MAAAAAAAAAAAH-UUUUM! echo through the suburbs.

So balance in the universe has once again been restored, and I am Kimmy again, more than ever.

And I hate it... but try as i might, i cant shake any of it.

02 January 2010

The anti-resolution list: a list of things i wont be doing in the new year.

First and foremost, let's get this out of the way and then move on - I wont be giving up smoking. I like it, and the phase will pass (just like all my other phases), so that's that.

I probably wont join a gym at any point

I have no intention of thinking positively or trying to be 'upbeat' - what can i say, it's just not me

I am probably not going to try any more at work than the bare minimum dictates

There's a good chance i wont update this blog with any more frequency

It's unlikely that i will learn to use the camera i just bought

I wont stop spying on people it only ever upsets me to spy on, on facebook

I wont lost 10kg

And i definitely wont be complaining any less than usual

However, in the words of my good friend Dot, Happy New Beer!