Thursday, August 23, 2007

Long time no post!

No, it's not because I've been gone that I haven't posted, just been busy with more stuff, as usual. Anyways, this is going to start getting harder to update my blog (wow, that sounded weird), seeing with everything I've got going on as it is, then school's starting up on top of that.
Anyways, school will be fun and I'm kinda looking forward to it, but either way... haha
Well, I'm not really sure what to write about here, so I guess I can ramble on until I figure out something to do... well, not something to do. Something to say I guess... ha...
Yeah, maybe I should stop talking...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I'm gone! *Poof*

Yes, that's right. You've probably noticed (since I'm signed out of MSN, lol) that I'm officially gone! Me and my *cough* boring *cough* wonderful family are down near St. George, and will be back on the 19th (I think... we'll be back Sunday). We do have cellphone service, internet, running water, and electricity so it's not really camping, but we're down at my uncle's cabin, so I get to hang out with my cousins, grandparents, all that. I'm really happy, been looking forward to this for a while.

My cousins live down in Las Vegas, Nevada so we hardly get to see them. Later today we'll be going four wheeling, so that'll be fun as well. Just really relaxing (and HOT) down here, but yeah. As a lot of you so correctly guessed, I wouldn't be able to stay off the internets. But hey, an innocent update won't do anybody any harm. =P I still haven't visited Messblack yet, or got onto MSN, so that's a good thing.

Another side effect of my internet addiction is that I've written a program in Autoit, except I wrote it down in my notebook on the way down here. Some of you guys Beta tested an addon I made (not released on messblack yet. It's virtually done, but there's still a few things left to do w/it), and what I've done now is written a program to create custom ones with virtually no AutoIt knowlege and whatever. It's pretty cool (and untested), so I'm thinking I'll release this new program I wrote, and have the ready made one as an example of what it does.

Either way, I would just release the 'example' now, then simply re-write the code into the AutoIt script editor, but like I said I'm down in St. George (yay). Let's see... what more to ramble about...

Oh yeah,

I AM SO BORED! I mean seriously. Wow. There is virtually NOTHING to do. Usually camping trips are fun and all, but right now is just plain boring. Maybe it's because we're not really 'camping' or whatever, but for the most part of the day I've been wondering around eating sugar and watching TV. Now I'm on the computer, trying to tame the Internet Beast inside of me. Too bad this is my dad's work computer/laptop, otherwise I'd probably download Autoit and get working on that program, download Windows Live Messenger, and maybe *cough* Check up on messblack *cough* browse the internets... IDk.

Anyways, I guess this is pretty much an update, and probably the only one that I'll be able to do for the next five days, so ya. Enjoy your pitiful lives without your one and only joy (me) in them. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The 'Free Stuff' Study

Last Updated- Sept. 12, 2007 8:40 AM

UPDATE - It fails!

I found out why some people's offers weren't going through (including my own). If it says you're offer wasn't completed, then read this--
Step 1
In the top menu, click "Tools", then "Internet Options".
Step 2
You will see the Internet Options window. Click the "Privacy" tab at the top.
Step 3

On the left, you will see a vertical slider, move the slider until it says "Low".

The low setting will simply allow Internet Explorer to accept 3rd party cookies but will still restrict how they are used to protect your privacy. If you wish, you may set the slider back to it's original setting once you are done completing your offer.
Step 4
Click the "OK" button.
Step 5
Close your browser, open a new browser window and log back into your account.
You will now be able to see and complete offers.

Alright, here is a study about all those 'free laptops' and all those other 'free' giveaway sites, and if they really work. You're probably seen so many ads (I ♥ Adblock Plus!) for them you could choke somebody. However, the temptation of a Free Laptop finally got the better of me. I decided to ignore all those stories about people getting their iPods as fake, but when my friend Dan said he got a DS from one of these things I figured I'd give it a shot.

You all know how these things work-
You sign up for one (maybe more) of the free stuff sites.
The tricky part is that once you sign up for your free iPod, you have to complete a, 'free offer' from one of their advertisers. You can usually pick from about 5-10 of them, with some of them being a lot easier/better than others. In order for you to actually get your laptop/ipod/whatever you need to refer some friends (this number varies on the product), and they also have to complete one of the offers. If THEY want to get their free product, then they need to refer their friends, and so on.
First, you may be wondering why they'd just send you a free Laptop-
(1(you) +5(your friends)) X $90 = $540 -$250(iPod) = $290 profit for the site, just for you signing up. The advertisers are more than willing to pay, and the free site is more than happy to send you your Laptop. Now everybody's happy.

How to sign up-
When signing up, it's recommended to use IE (internet explorer)which sucks but some sites have problems with other browsers.

If you just want to skip the tutorial, here's the link-

1. Click the link above, and down towards the bottom it says, "START HERE" in orange. Create a user name/password, check the box saying you agree to the terms, and click "Step 2"
2. Complete one of the offers listed.
----- Not all of these require credit cards, and most are free! For example, at the time this was written there was an offer called, "FastWeb!" and that one worked great. You just fill out some stuff, and you're all good. No credit card, no money, nothing. Plus, it has 'instant' verification (meaning it takes about 1 business day). If it's not right there on the list, you can scroll down to the bottom and click, " Click here to see all of our of great offers" and hopefully it's in there.
3. After finishing it, click the, "I completed this offer" button next to whichever one you completed, then scroll down and click, "Click here to see all of our great offers" to continue.
4. Up towards the top on the silver bar, right below the laptop logo, you've got some new options! :)
----- You can click, "Select Gift" to pick which Laptop you'd like to receive, "Refer Friends" to grab your referral link, or "Check Status" to see how close you are to your laptop.

I haven't been asked for any contact info yet, aka address or anything, but I'm assuming I will be as soon as I can get 18 referrals.

The link is -- and if you follow my instructions, you should have your laptop in no time! Please use this link, and don't delete my referral ID from the URL. Pretty much this is where I'm asking for YOUR help. In order to find out if this is Legit, please help me (and you in the process) by clicking the above link and completing the offer.
Remember, no credit card is needed, it doesn't cost anything, the only reason you'd have not to try it is you'd be forced to use Internet Explorer.

I'll let you guys know as soon as IF I get mine, and we can finally get to the bottom of these free sites. Personally, I'm hoping it'll work. ;)

Please do not place your referral link in the comments, or else I will just have 50 million comments of referral links. Any comments with them will simply be rejected.

However, feel free to post when/if you get yours, any questions, and I'll be sure to update about everything. :P

Update Aug. 12, 2007. 8:35 AM --
Two referrals down, but they both need to complete and an offer.

Update Aug. 12, 2007 10:12 PM --
Four referrals, but only one of them completed the offer. As it turns out, she uses internet explorer (forgot to ask which version), and her cookie settings were the same as what was listed above. If you offer didn't go through, AKA HACKAVELI, jol1411, and LVD, check these settings and make sure you're using Internet Explorer. I'll update with the IE version soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

My mood in a nutshell

Well, I've been a huge jerk to everything that moves over the past few um, well for quite a while actually. Anyways, I created a topic on messblack about it, and I really don't see a need/don't want to 'translate' it over again onto my blog... so I guess I'll just quote it directly.
Most of you (probably) won't know who Future, Bloggerz, or most of the people are in the entry, but all well. I guess you don't really need to know now do you? You still get the general idea I suppose.

Quote from-

As you may, or may not know I've been in a... 'bad mood' lately, especially here at messblack.

I just wanted to apologize, and how I've been acting was uncalled for.

Future, I beg you don't ban me for being such a jerk to everyone on the forums, I'm too addicted to this site and I'd be bored to death with out it. I might even do something productive like clean this mess I call my room.

Bloggerz, Sorry I lashed out at you but you're one of the most impatient people on here I know of. Just chill. Unless you want to volunteer to fix it yourself, then just wait.

I've been really stressed out lately between work, friends, Lee, *aside* Attempting to have a life without people asking me on msn whether I died or not.... *aside* , the fake login pages not working, my own blog, answering everyone's questions via messblack, PM's, and MSN, helping out friends with whatever computer problem they manage to have, dealing with my beloved uncle recently going to jail, dealing with the breakup of my girlfriend, trying to get ready for school, researching/creating new hacks for you guys even this isn't too often, keeping up with Autoit, trying to cram the basics of HTML into my mind, dealing with both my dog which I've had/known my whole life and hamster which I raised from BIRTH :_( dieing at about the same time, finding time to relax, catch up on a few hobbies that I've been neglecting, stressing over well.... plenty of stuff.

The list goes on quite a bit more than that.

If this helps at all, I haven't
just been a jerk on messblack, so it's not like you guys get special treatment or anything. My mom's mad at me for yelling at her, a couple of my friend (probably) hate me now although I wouldn't know, I've been too busy and haven't talked to a lot of people in a while... and many more.

To cut myself short, I'm sorry everybody, and I think I need a break from messblack, msn, and the internet in general. Heh... maybe I'll go outside and see this 'sunshine' everybody talks about, and I could get some 'fresh air' although I'll have to google the meaning of those in a few minutes.....

As another update, I figured out how to do that quotey thing! I've been looking everywhere on the internet for it, but no luck unfortunately... until now. :)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

You have no Friends.

Well that's putting it a bit blunt, isn't it YouTube? I mean, it's just that people have been avoiding me lately... it's nothing too bad..... *crys in corner*

Alright, as you can tell I have virtually nothing better to do
stuff I should do but don't want to so I thought I'd let you know that well... I'm not dead. There's been a bit lot going on lately, and yet nothing at the same time. There's nothing I really want to blog about... because.... I don't know, I just don't. So yeah, sorry for this incredible lack-of-update, since pretty much there's nothing to update about.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

What do you expect from me?

The following started out as a reply to This Entry on Dan's blog. I then decided I should rant about it on my own blog, rather than in a small little comment not many people will read. Anywho, I guess I'll continue where I left off. This was mainly in response to the part about how video games and computers are 'bad for you.'
So anyways--
I AGREE WITH HIM COMPLETELY! NOBODY EVER LISTENS! GAHHH! IT DRIVES ME MAD! I mean what do people want. They say video games are bad, so they take them away.
Great, no more video games.
Hmm… I’m bored. I think I’ll go do some drugs with some of my other bored friends.
Get the point?
Now some people would say that instead of video games, I should read instead.
Alright fine. I’ll go do that.
Now everybody reads all day instead of playing video games (not that you don't read in video games of course. Plus, there's no WAY you'd be reading on the computer. I mean, that would be silly). Great! Problem solved, right?
However, not too long after video games are banished, now the books we read have bad content, and they're a 'bad influence' over us. I guess now everybody's stuck reading Barney and Friends.
Screw that, I'm going to go find some drugs.

Alright, so I know that's not exactly a fair argument. There are some bad things you can do on a computer (shocker), but that's really not the computer's fault now is it? There are bad things and influences in video games (gasp), but is that the games fault? In reality I think it's the fault of the child and the parent. Stop blaming video games and everything just because you can't control your child, and because the child is..... well usually kids are pains. I agree with that.
Stop blaming the computer for having porn on it, either trust your kid not to look at it, or go download some internet protection software or something. Going off of experience (no names mentioned) the child will usually just get angry if you put blockers on the internet, which will usually resort to them trying to get getting around the system, or they'll get bored and go do drugs instead. How about instead you talk to your child(ren) about the stuff they do you don't want them to, and try to earn some trust/respect from them and maybe you can have some trust in them as well. If they don't comply with you, argue, yell, or continue to do 'the bad things' on the internet, then forget that plan and go find some free internet protection software. Just be careful about those drugs. ;)

As a side note, you can go here before you even say something about video games causing violence.