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This amuses me immensely 🙂  The mayor thinks that the removal of the foul prefix is “divine intervention.”  I may not be a religious man, but even if I was, why would people be scared of a number?  Especially since scholars can’t even agree on the number of the beast. Some say 666, some 665 and others even say 616.  Regardless the fear has been given a really cool name…. hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia 🙂  LINK to article

A town in the US state of Louisiana is to be allowed to change its telephone prefix so that residents can avoid a number many associate with the Devil.

Christians in Reeves have been unhappy since the early 1960s about being given the prefix, 666 – traditionally known as the Biblical “number of the beast”.

For the next three months, households will be able to change the first three digits of their phone numbers to 749.

Mayor Scott Walker said CenturyTel’s decision was “divine intervention”.

I just changed my blog theme….. what do you think?

GZD

I love gift cards. They are very convenient, only one problem with them though …  I loose them.  Invariably I losse about 50% of the ones I receive every year.  It’s just me, dunno why.  Well this year I was determined not to and to get something cool.  So a big THANK YOU goes out to my parents.  There generous donation has given my family a new TiVo with a years service.  I have wanted one for several years now and can’t wait for it to be delivered in the 3rd of Jan.  A very merry Christmas indeed 🙂

TiVo Link

Twisted, but funny 🙂

Christmas is over

The presents are open

Kids are happy and the house is ALL tore up and now I have to go to work 😦

Night jobs suck!

I think we’ll clean up in the New Year 🙂 ……. maybe

I hope everyone has  a great holiday!

I make the same dish for Christmas breakfast every year.  We love it so I am posting it up for others to try…..

From AllRecipes

Zippy Egg Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 (5.5 ounce) package seasoned croutons
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 pint half-and-half cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. In a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish, arrange the croutons in a single layer. Layer with Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and pepperjack cheese. Top with the cooked sausage.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, half-and-half, milk, mustard, onion, salt, and pepper. Pour into the dish over the sausage. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next morning, bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Study: 95 percent of all e-mail sent in 2007 was spam

(Credit: Barracuda Networks)

There was a time–2004 to be precise–when spam “only” consumed 70 percent of all e-mail. Those were the good old days. Today, as Barracuda Networks’ annual spam report shows, upwards of 95 percent of all e-mail is spam. In 2001, the number was 5 percent.

We’ve come a long way, baby.

Ironically (or not), the United States’ Can-Spam Act has done absolutely nothing (zip!) to stop the spam onslaught. It has come to the point that, as a separate Barracuda survey of 261 business professionals shows, we increasingly prefer telemarketing to e-mail spam. (I find that I’m much more willing to give my home address and phone number than my e-mail address these days. You?)

Some salient numbers from the reports:

  • The Barracuda Networks study, based on an analysis of more than 1 billion daily e-mail messages sent to its more than 50,000 customers worldwide, found that 90 percent to 95 percent of all e-mail sent in 2007 was spam, increasing from an estimated 85 percent to 90 percent of e-mail in 2006;
  • Barracuda Networks’ poll also showed that 50 percent of users received five or fewer spam e-mails in their in-box each day. Almost 65 percent received less than 10 spam messages each day, while 13 percent were inundated with 50 or more spam e-mails daily. (That’s me, unfortunately.);
  • Spam is becoming more sophisticated. Barracuda Networks found “that the majority of spam e-mails in 2007 utilized identity obfuscation techniques”;
  • Spammers also increased the usage of attachments, such as PDF files and other file formats in 2007.
  • 57 percent of respondents view spam e-mail as the worst form of junk advertising, close to double the 31 percent that cited postal junk mail. Only 12 percent chose telemarketing;
  • What is to be done? I suspect, as Dana Blankenhorn has written, that the spam problem is not an individual’s problem. It’s a community’s problem and, hence, a community response is arguably the best way to resolve it. There are interesting open-source projects that leverage the power of community to identify and block spam.

Read the rest of article on C-Net HERE

Enjoy!