diet pepsi and the champion

Shane and I stayed up all night playing “Kid Chameleon” for Sega Genesis, one of the hardest games of all time. We got to like level 70 after playing several hours, and that was as far as we got. When you’ve lost all your lives and used up a couple of meager continues it just goes back to the title screen. It’s just merciless.

We got to Fashion Square mall when it opened, and we ate at the Mexican food place in the food court. Shane ordered something called “the champion” which turned out to be a gigantic burrito. When he got it he was shocked and a little embarrassed by how truly enormous it was. He didn’t finish it.

We went and saw “The Princess Diaries.” I had just bought a huge thing of diet pepsi from the food court, and they wouldn’t let me take it in the theater. However, I was not to be denied. Shane and I went outside the mall and successfully sneaked into the theater from some random door outside, all just so I could bring my diet pepsi in.

“The Princess Diaries” was actually a pretty good movie, but it made me kind of sad because I lived in Los Angeles when they were filming it. Also I love those cute teen movies, but they always make me think of my own lost youth, wasted time and unfulfilled dreams.

July 27, 2001. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Comments off.

i am in love with a video game character!

I have become obsessed
with the girl rydia from ff4 for the SNES. It has got to the point
where i no longer have any interest in real life girls, and i only
compare them with rydia. I know this is probabaly not healthy and you
probably think i need a different kind of help if you know what i
mean. I found this group as i was searching for scientists and
technology on how to transfer human consciousness to a computer and i
figured man if they could figure out how to do that then they can
probably send me into a video game ROM. Of course i know they cannot
do this yet(perhaps we are thousands of years away), but surely there
must be someone working on it. I need to get in contact with these
people and find out how far they are along. I was thinking if i could
hack a sprite that resembled me into the games rom and was able to
transfer my consciousness to it that it just might be possible to
seek out the affection of the ginger rydia. I know you probably think
i’m crazy, but any help in this matter would be appreciated.

July 27, 2001. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Comments off.

hotmail turns evil

After 5 years of using hotmail today i logged into my account, and they appear to have a new interface which happens to include
popups and an ads page. You now have to view this before than clicking again to read your mail. I guess it had to happen sooner or later since banner ads couldn’t have been profitable for them anymore. It doesn’t bother me all that much since it is a free service, and they are in business to make a profit. However, i must say i will probably
not be using them much longer and redirect things to one another email address(or maybe i”l just grin and bare it).

update:popups gone.
Maybe they saw this and decided to negotiate for their soul. You see, it is a good thing i’m here to fight evil.

July 18, 2001. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Comments off.

pay for placement

Commercial Alert, a watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader, has filed a complaint regarding deceptive advertising with the FTC regarding PPC search sites.…h_engines.html

It figures they would assume people are not intelligent enough to know that they are ads (especially since a “cost to advertiser” is usually given next to each listing (though this may not apply to all ppc engines.

Not only that, but this “watchdog” group hasn’t seemed to notice all the blind link
advertising on the net(which people surely do not realize is advertising)
ie. click here for the latest pics of britney.

July 16, 2001. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Comments off.

i wish for you to tell me the great stories

Tell me the great stories of the future of making money on the internet. I wish to hear them all.

popup console hell

It will never get better only worse.
Come up with an original idea and sell your own product
gfa ha ha

Unforunately though i don’t agree that the advertising industry will improve to the point where people will be able to maintain their site with ad revenue, let alone make a profit.

I agree that the media has blown things way out of proportion, and that is probabaly to our advantage since less people will want to get in on the game.

My point is that webmasters should focus more on making money from other sources besides advertising instead of needing advertising to survive. This is part of the reason publishers have little/no leverage
right now in negotiating rates with ad networks. They get an email saying “your cpm will be lowered to 10 cents muahaha”, and the publisher has to accept because they have bills to pay.

For some sites selling their own product or providing a service just will never work. I realize that. In my opinion those sites are
doomed to fail or at the most break even(though i reserve the right to change my mind about this guahaha).

I shall be ready to fight the evils
of net advertising. They are everywhere,
and only those who are true of heart will be able to defeat them. guahaha guahahahaha


yes some are making a profit now, and many of those are intense one man operations and also kids who don’t need to worry about the real cost of living.

I also think we haven’t seen the worst of things yet. I don’t think the market will “turn” as you say. CPM isn’t going to make a comeback. Most people i’m aware of are
just surviving right now hoping it will end

The companies which are doing well are sites with little/no content bandwidth and pages saturated with ads. This will not last
because the surfers will get too used to being bombarded with junk with all these fake portals and popups, uncloseable windows etc.

It will take a while before advertisers realize they aren’t getting the results they wanted. Many companies are still blowing all their money on ads in a last effort to try to save their dot com.

Sure some people will still make money through advertising alone, but a useful site doing so will/is the exception not the rule

then again sending junk email to people’s mailboxes still makes money so you never know

i am still waiting to hear the great stories.
am i going to be the only one battling evil
or do i have allies muahaha.

I believe advertising will survive, but only
if your site is true of heart, not a page full of cheap ploys to get people to click.
Sure it will work now, but what about when
more aol soccer moms become more web savvy
and realize you are tricking them into using some fake portal.

One way to get the one up on them is to make a message board with fake messages and when people try to post, you just send them to CHTF.

“all they are gonna do is suck your bandwidth” muahahaha

You’ve got to stay ahead of those surfers
they will do anything to ruin it for us

how is that for a great story guahahaha

was in fact mocking to some degree the current state of advertising on the net

1.surfer finds way to ignore painfully annoying ad

2.publisher finds way to trick visitor into viewing painfully annoying ad

3. surfer, just like the computer joshua from the movie “wargames” starring matthew broderick and dabney coleman learns and
does not click a second time

4.publisher must find new horrible way to force people to view unappealing ads
or take the high road and sell something they would actually buy themselves

Yes, make no mistake i am hear to fight evil.

From what i read, you are a brave fighter of evil as well.
I wish you luck in this battle as it seems you are true of heart
developing a product that has few competitors is the way to bliss.
I have viewed many threads searching through the geekvillage posts, and yes i have seen the great stories.

I have been to the site many times.
I find it to be a valuable resource since you seem to have access to news that others do not. Though it does not appear to address the need to fight evil.

I believe one of the great stories of the future of internet advertising is the selling of products and branding, and making peace with the surfer.

Right now it seems advertisers are at war with the surfers. I do not believe that you wish to buy from someone you are at war with.

on the other hand as i said before, people
hate junk mail in their mailbox(i mean real junk mail not email) yet people have been making money with those schemes for years,

perhaps taking advantage of the less savvy
much the way net advertising does now
if anybody understands what i mean.

Yes yes this is what i have been saying.
These are the great stories.

I just do not think sites should rely solely on advertising to make money. Doing this they have no power against the evils of the world.

Advertising should only supplement other forms of income such as a product or service which you provide. The net became so profitable that people just threw money everywhere and the old idea of having to have a product no longer applied.

but the ghost of alladvantage has spoken to me in a dream. i remember what he says
clear as day

“the rules have changed….”

July 11, 2001. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Comments off.

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