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I Hate Linux

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

rose4rose1978 - Yet Another African Scammer (YAAS)

Minutes before leaving work a lil late in the day for a meeting of the local .NET users group I got an IM from a Yahoo user by the name of rose4rose1978 who appears to be yet another scammer living in Africa trying to get money from naïve persons online.

I will give it to this one though, (s)he appears to be more creative than the past ones, rather than claiming to be a poor student needing to get back to the US she (s) claims:

im with my sick mum here at the hosiptal


Grrr, I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to write up much on these people or make public my small list of known scammers. Soon.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Will what I said today also turn out to be wrong?

On a warm May afternoon in 1999 I walked out of Cooper High School a couple hours before the end of the day and screamed "No More School!" and went home.

On a cold December day in 2003 I walked out of Dakota State University after my last final and screamed "No More School!"

Tonight for the third time in my life I left a building of education and screamed "No More School!" followed by "I Hate Kids" (at the request of a classmate and coworker).

I am beginning to suspect that tonight's scream, like the previous two may not last forever... who knows though.

I am happy to say that tonight I finished my final class as part of my Masters program and should the professor not find anything horribly wrong with my final paper... in 6-8 weeks I should have a crisp new piece denoting my new found Masters degree.

No matter what the future may hold for me and schools in future, I am quite happy to see that Phase 3 of my 9 part plan for my professional career continues on course.

Sadly I won't be revealing my entire plan right now (despite how obvious some may think it is) but in short the first three achieved so far are:


  1. Get full-time job that is relevant to my undergraduate degree

  2. Develop my .NET skills

  3. Earn a Masters degree



I think I am a year or so off from achieving #4 on the list... but then it gets far harder when we reach 5, 6, & 7 but more on them another day... like when they too have been achieved.

For now though... all I need to do (other than working on #4 and my day job) is avoid British commandos who may be out to destroy my new found degree.