Woke up today to find I can't access my Pattaya Rag blog cause Google in their wisdom have identified me as a spam-blogger. Great term that, how do they think them up.
Initially, I thought the problem was down to the claim jumpers on my domain name but then realised it's all to do with a widget I put on the blog to display a list of cities Pattaya Rag readers come from. It's a simple thing really but it's logging IP addresses and what it's doing with them then I don't know. The problem is I've been locked out of my blog so I can't put things right. I had to confirm to Google that I'm human, (no mails required thanks) and then I have to wait until they review the site to ensure I'm not spam-blogging.
By the time you read this, my record of daily posts could be out the window. Wonder if I can sue Google. What do you think? David v Google-iath.
- Vote-buying is an old practice in Thai politics, but one candidate in December's Thai elections has reportedly come up with a new tactic — handing out Viagra instead of cash. The allegation, made Thursday by a campaign worker against a rival party, comes as rules about handing out favors to voters have become stricter than ever, barring even the distribution of free T-shirts and soft drinks. "The politician is giving out Viagra to gain popularity and votes," said Sayan, a local government official whose older brother is the PPP candidate. "I think this is a very bad way of vote-buying." [via International Herald Tribune]
- Englishman beaten up by 3 watch sellers in Soi Diana. [via Pattaya City News] Ed. I've always found a "Mai Ow Krap" does the trick so I can't imagine what's kicked this one off. That said, it can get pretty annoying when these guys keep tapping you on the shoulder when all you want is a quiet drink.
- Pattaya Court announces three death sentences for men convicted of murder and rape. The three men were accused of killing one man and raping his girlfriend moments after his death. She also lost her life in the double-attack. [via Pattaya City News]
- The Supreme Administrative Court refused a demand by Suvarnabhumi airport residents to ground all flights at night to give them a respite from the noise. The court sympathised but said it has no authority to suspend the night flights, as such a decision would pose major problems to global airlines and will cause economic damage. The decision followed the demand by 359 residents who wanted domestic and international flights at Suvarnabhumi airport grounded from 10pm to 5am so they can get a proper night's sleep. [via Bangkok Post]
- After Dark have updated their photo galleries of pretty TGs
- PassionAsia.com brands itself as a one stop hotel and tour booking website for Asia destinations - so all travel bits a PassionAsia.com effortless to navigate by browsing through the extensive line up of stunning hotels, special promotions and helpful travel tips. Hot Internet deals and 24/7 customer support are always promised as soon as the homepage is loaded.
- Synchronize Folders with Windows SyncToy 2.0 - I've used Synctoy for over a year now to synchronise folders between my hard disk and an external hard drive and it works perfectly. I use it to mainly to synch (by echo) rapidly changing folders such as MP3 and picture folders so my folders on the external drive are always up to date. The echo option simply synchronises the changes since last synch. It's not a case of copying over the whole folder of files each time. Ed.
Synchronize the contents of two folders, either across your home network or on the same PC with a free utility from Microsoft, SyncToy. The 2.0 beta's been released and gotten smarter since the first time we pointed out SyncToy, adding smart drive letter detection (for when your USB drive gets assigned a different drive letter when you plug it in) and a more robust mechanism to include or exclude files from the synchronize action. Great for sync'ing files from your desktop to a USB drive or between two different computers on your home network, Adam uses it to sync his iTunes library between PC's. The SyncToy 2.0 beta is a free download for Windows only. Download details: SyncToy v2.0 Beta [Microsoft Download Center] [via LifeHacker]
- Christina Aguilera really is pregnant
- A Pattaya Rag tip for where you can see the most top TG tottie in one day for just 650Baht. Club Culture, are looking to mirror the success of Zoukout Singapore and host CULTURE ONE, Bangkok's first International Dance Music Festival. It will be a yearly outdoor event and Bacardi B-Live has jumped on board as the title sponsor. The event is schedule for Saturday, January 19 2008, at Helicopter Port, BITEC Bangna, Bangkok, and will be spread out over 4 arenas, serving up Hip Hop, House, Breakbeat, Techno, Electro, Trance/PsyTrance and even some Indietronica rock.
Music will be the main feature of a buffet of activities, ranging from art exhibitions, dance performances, lounging areas by the lake and of course massaging facilities. So no matter what you’re into, there will be something there for you, in this one day festival that can only improve the electronic music scene in Bangkok.
Tickets will be available starting December 1st, 2007 through Thai Ticket Major at 650 Baht pre-sale with one drink and 850 Baht at the gate, which opens at 4:00 pm. For more info visit www.culture-one-bkk.com [via BangkokRecorder]
The lineup will include:
- The marriage of an 80 year old man and a 20 year old woman was the talk of the town. After being married a year, the couple went to the hospital for the birth of their first child.
The attending nurse came out of the delivery room to congratulate the old gentleman and said, "This is amazing. How do you do it at your age?" The old man grinned and said, "You got to keep the old motor running."
The following year, the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their second child. The same nurse was attending the delivery and again went out to congratulate the old gentleman. She said, "Sir, you are something else. How do you manage it?" The old man grinned and said, "You gotta keep the old motor running."
A year later, the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their third child. The same nurse was there for this birth also and, after the delivery, she once again approached the old gentleman, smiled, and said: "Well, you surely are something else! How do you do it?" The old man replied, "It's like I've told you before, you gotta keep the old motor running." The nurse, still smiling, patted him on the back and said: Well, I guess it's time to change your oil. This one's black."
- Ageing baby boomers struggle to stay young. Clever stuff....
- President Bush sternly called on Democrats Thursday to approve money to fund the Iraq war "without strings and without delay." Then he left town for Christmas vacation. Of course, it's a working vacation. He'll have to write Santa Claus and encourage him to stay the course even though North Pole funding for Elf & Reindeer Health Care has been cut drastically. And just when Rudolph needs a nose transplant.