Stupid Spam is Fishtank (a.k.a. nonsensical spam)

The stuff that gets spammed in blog comments…is just insane. Try this for obscure content you just could not make up to be as nonsensical as it really is.
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O.o (non-wow)

Being a PM for a website development company, we get all sorts of requests. This is closer to madness that I am used to.

I had a maintenance email from a client who wants us to update a page in their website. Part of the task is to update a link to a new Pdf, which she said was attached to her email.

I open the email and she has attached a Word doc with an embedded image of the pdf, which is open on her desktop. Yep, she viewed the pdf, took a screenshot, pasted it into Word, saved, and sent it to me.

O.o

not-a-pdf

Screenshot it, or it didn’t happen…

Not sure if I should change the link from the old Pdf to the new screenshot. I’m not even sure how I wrote the “you forgot the pdf” email back to them without snarkyness. One challenge at a time.

Strange name lists

Damn me I’ve had some trippy toon names; and so so many damn alts distracting me. The only positive I see is that next time I have to make up a name for a pen and paper roleplaying character I’ll have a nice list to choose form.

Try this list:

  • Taranthraxus – death knight on the PTR
  • Deadwrong x2 – both undead rogues
  • Xaurantis – pally blood elf, made to be hard to spell
  • Swearigin – warlock blood elf, as a tribute to teh TV show Deadwood
  • Augurer – undead mage
  • Darri x2 – undead bank toon
  • Renyr – no idea
  • Sorrowblade – paladin blood elf, emo name.
  • Arakai – human priest, should have been a night elf. Way too cool a name for a human.
  • Aurac x2 – both mages
  • Casserole – tauren druid
  • Darru – another bank mule
  • Diamon – Human Paladin
  • Endeavour – night elf druid, because the guild name was teh same, and he could have a name the same as the guild.
  • Erar – night elf rogue
  • Ignis – gnome mage, fire mage too.
  • Kurra – no idea
  • Rill – human warrior
  • Syru – blood elf death knight, because 4 letter names are hard to get.
  • Varc – draenei shaman, and a druid too
  • Arkham – human warlock, the Batman and/or HP Lovecraft reference.
  • Erosion – undead rogue, because he kills slowly at level 3.
  • Moonbringer – deleted, but a good RP name.
  • Mortigen – draenei DK
  • Nagarj – shaman
  • Quendalon – nelf druid
  • Roa – bank mule, bad because it gets ping’ed by my chat mod every time somebody talks about a Road.
  • Tsr – bank mule (bad name unless you’re an old school gamer)
  • Varganshi – unknown, but dont it just roll off the toungue.
  • Wilhelan – I hated this name the moment I made it
  • Yeira – draenei prest
  • Zugamoty – was a warlock, and a ref for the DnD players
  • Zym – love the 3 letter names
  • Mannaburn – shameful name
  • Silvertooth
  • Trickster
  • Unlock – more shameful than Mannaburn
  • Embersil
  • Lightdancer
  • Lighthammer
  • Sixthsense – undead rogue. Get it?
  • Raze – a personal favourite
  • Niveus – sounds like a hand cream

WoW Code – show and share your passion

In an attempt to understand where players are coming from, here is a code for World of Warcraft which lets you tell folks about your passion. Who are you, your attitude, how often do you play, what classes, what levels, what style, etc.

Initially I was thinking of a Myers Brigs personality test to tell people how I’d rate them as players, but that is just making subjective judgments about players. Never good. So instead using this you can classify yourself, and tell others what you think you are.

Up front disclosure: this is darn geeky. Its akin to having an IBM monogrammed pocket protector in 1985, so if you’re one of those “chic” wow players I apologise – you may not get it.

Update: I ended up also creating that Myers-Briggs schema for classifying gamers – in a way to remove the terms Casual and Hardcore.

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