EBay Cheese

Want to know how to sell your goods on EBay? Follow my good friend Shakeel’s golden quote rulebook. For example….

This is a HIGHLY collectable Limited Edition double CD box set.

DON’T LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS VERY VERY LIMITED EDITION OF A HIGHLY COLLECTABLE ITEM OF GAMING HISTORY.

Bid with confidence. Check out my 100% feedback record. I don’t sell shody or fake stuff.

Oh dear. Evidence here and here.

Warning - Messenger Plus

For a while now I’ve been using Messenger Plus which is a nice addon to messenger for Windows. However today via a helpful automatic update it installed some nasty spyware and an obtrusive IE toolbar for some websearching firm which no matter how many times you switched it off, it would reappear. After a half hour of trying to gain control an uninstall of Messenger Plus had sorted it out.

I then ran an ad-aware scan which removed a further 130 (bloody hell) nasty spyware entries on my machine. You just can’t surf safely nowadays. Thats what I get for not using Firefox more, now my default browser.

A9.com

New web search engine from…Amazon! A9.com uses Google as its main search engine but adds a couple of nice features. Firstly your search results will contain any book references which are found in a seperate tab. Also, if you have an Amazon account and log into a9.com your search history will be displayed – handy when trying to remember how you found a particular website. Like Google they also have a browser toolbar which has the same features as Google but also contains a ‘diary’ feature where you can store comments/to-do’s against any websites. Nice.

However it looks more like Amazon trying to capture sales than anything else, and also the searches return less results than Google. Maybe they only have access to some of Google’s search engine? And I don’t like the idea of search results tied to my user account ties to my purchases. I’ll stick to Google for now.

Grass

So today was the first time. Today I cut my lawn. Fairly straighforward too, although the front is mostly moss and weeds. Sigh. So weed and feed will be applied later in the week with some grass seed added next month. I can see this rapidly turning into a chore.