Christian Ross

Hey clients, I’m upping my rates.

According to the SF Examiner, the going rate for the overhaul of the US Government site Recovery.org is $9.5 million dollars over the next 6-months. Your tax dollars hard at work. I’m holding my breath for the promised transparency:

The silver lining here is that after months of spending, this contract signals movement to finally disclose officially where the money has been going. More importantly, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which oversees Recovery.gov, has promised to make all of the raw spending data available to the public.

I’d have done it for $7 million.

Use Facebook to help you find a date…

With your wife.

In another masked attempt to tick off most every one of their customers, Facebook again slips into some shady practices and backs them up with “you agreed to it in the Terms of Service.”

Take for example, Peter Smith, who was recently presented an ad on Facebook aiming to connect him with Hot Singles and the image of the hot single was his own wife. No, she hadn’t left her status as single and no she hadn’t signed up for Match.com or similar. Cheryl, like the hundreds of millions of other Facebook users had no idea of a setting that Facebook defaults to true allowing your picture to be used in your friends’ Facebook ads.

Thanks, Facebook, for reminding me again why I have no use for your borderline-ethical services.

And for you actual Facebook users, here’s the steps to change your settings to help you avoid lady-of-the-night status on your friends’ pages:

1. Settings
2. Privacy
3. News Feed and Wall
4. Click on “Facebook Ads”
5. In the “Appearance in Facebook Ads” box, click “no one”

Three Wolf Moon

A much needed piece to any man’s (or manly woman’s) clothing collection is now once again available for sale: Three Wolf Moon

Don’t believe in its magical super powers? Take a few moments to read the comments on it.

Stocking up now while it’s available.

Craigslist fail.

I’ve seen some bad Craigslist ads but this may be the worst:

1998 jeep gran sherokee

98 cherokee clean runs realy good cold a/c no mechanical problems
165 k and steel runs good cero problems sun roof pawer windows
6 cilinder $$$2500 it has georgia plates so you wiil have to get it rejister hir in
texas clean title for more info please call 214 760 3841 thank you

Copied and pasted. 80% sure it is a stolen vehicle. And for the record, I emailed the seller and did my best attempt at matching his grammar/spelling.

UPDATE: My correspondence to the seller…

is this car steel 4 sell? from georgia? its not stolen? is it safe car 4 wif and childe?
thnks

Am highly looking forward to continuing this dialogue.