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Posted on 2008.10.01 at 21:05
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drax0r and I run a very active forum for the city of Anna. We interact with the Police and Fire departments on it, the Chamber of Commerce, and as far as we can tell, many of the Councilmen and City Staff read it. We currently have 414 users, of which about a tenth of that actively post. Our highest online at one time was 72. We get several new members a week. Some were lurkers who jump right in and participate, others take to it more slowly. Today, we had 15 new members. Most of them spammers from overseas. We immediately deleted two of them for posting pornographic material - the other 13 simply registered. Why? Why do people register at forums they do not post to, or even read?

On this blog, I get only a handful of people who add me as their friend and then actively participate with myself or others in comments. Most of the people who add me are Russians with whom I have no interests in common. They add me, then never comment, either in their own language, or mine. Why? Why do Russians friend total strangers en masse?

Yesterday, I chopped fresh squash, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and poblano peppers and threw them on the grill with the chicken. Sometimes poblano peppers are fairly mild. Other times they're very, very hot. These were the latter. Why do I invariably find my finger in my nose after chopping poblano peppers? Why? It burns!


mr_dowg at 2008-10-02 02:38 (UTC) (Link)
Glo said "Your a dork!"
ehowton at 2008-10-02 11:13 (UTC) (Link)
Glo would be correct.
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2008-10-02 02:40 (UTC) (Link)

bad jokes

In Soviet Russia, YOU friend SPAMMERS.

In Soviet Russia, NOSE fingers YOU.
ehowton at 2008-10-02 11:00 (UTC) (Link)

Re: bad jokes

So say Confucius.
dawaioser at 2008-10-02 02:53 (UTC) (Link)
The grilled food sounds delicious. I swear by Thor's hammer and all other sacred objects in heaven and on this earth - that I will purchase a grill this year and learn to use it. Ms. GRILL MASTER.
ehowton at 2008-10-02 11:12 (UTC) (Link)
I brushed it all with a whipped egg & pesto while it was on the grill. It was magnificent. Now I'm not sure about Thor, but I hear they have Grapthar's Hammer on eBay.

David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
wyldemusick at 2008-10-02 05:37 (UTC) (Link)
Trying to make your brain boot properly maybe?
ehowton at 2008-10-02 11:01 (UTC) (Link)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-10-02 06:07 (UTC) (Link)
The other day, I took my contact lenses out without washing my hands properly after chopping chilis.

The result was much flailing and whimpering. Oh, and excessive use of the word "motherfucker".
ehowton at 2008-10-02 11:30 (UTC) (Link)
I wish there were some sort of early-warning system involved, since "experience" isn't holding up its part of the bargain.
galinda822 at 2008-10-02 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
Were they as hot as the soup you made on the grill on Cinco de Mayo? That was way to hot to even eat.
ehowton at 2008-10-02 13:41 (UTC) (Link)
Chipotle Grill Soup was the best! Hard to say, these were pretty hot. Hotter than I expected them to be, that's for sure. I'm actually surprised I didn't have heartburn, especially since I have a tendency to overdo it on the jalapeños at lunch...
galinda822 at 2008-10-02 16:57 (UTC) (Link)
You've built up an immunity to them. Or else you have a cast iron stomach. :)
joey_glover at 2008-10-02 14:05 (UTC) (Link)
attack of the random
ehowton at 2008-10-02 14:21 (UTC) (Link)
Is the attack of the random in the stating of the word, 'random' itself, or is it in fact, something more subtle?
glodowg at 2008-10-02 15:39 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2008-10-02 15:50 (UTC) (Link)
texas_tangent at 2008-10-03 02:15 (UTC) (Link)
It so totally sucks to get hot stuff in your eyes, nose, or any other orifice that is not use to chemical burns. I know this because tonight while I was making beef pepper steak, I smeared onion in my eyes repeatedly because I was blind from my fingers and then grabbed the wrong towel. I have sympathy pains for you. Honestly.
ehowton at 2008-10-03 11:53 (UTC) (Link)
or any other orifice...

This grips me more than would a muddy old river or reclining Buddha.
texas_tangent at 2008-10-03 13:22 (UTC) (Link)
Its a long story and it is probably not what you think but one day I will tell you.
Dawnst3ar's Paranormal Review
dawnst3ar at 2008-10-04 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
Wonder if any of those Ruskies you mntion had a hand in building a certain website? Just a thought.
ehowton at 2008-10-04 20:29 (UTC) (Link)
Ruskies don't take a dump son, without a plan.
nympholept at 2008-10-11 02:47 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, I found this post through Google

These "russians" are bots.
LJ Abuse will suspend them if you report them: http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/report.bml

More information: http://nympholept.livejournal.com/tag/russian+bots

It's a BIG problem, I know of 7000 bots so far, so please tell any of your friends who are affected.
ehowton at 2008-10-11 03:53 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the info!
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