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Ad-rag.com turns some horrible peach color and reddish borders.. Which I guess is OK..considering this page is hard to read even for a non colorblind person... ;))

Wednesday, August 2, 2000

My server is back onliine, my server is back online.. *doing happydances around the keyboard inthe middle of the night*.. My server's baaaaack onliiiine!
the Commercial-archive is up and Adland@ad-rag.com has just been recreated! WEEEEEEEEEE! :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2000

You might have noticed, the server is actually back online.... I'm working my ass off to get all the pages/articles/users/ and whatever I need back in as we speak. :) Feeling much better now thankyou.

Tuesday, August 1, 2000

Due to increadible stupidy on my ISP's part, my entire database system, sites, all my domainnames on the running named server, all my new users and accounts, all my mailaccounts and their mail, and every single bit of data I have been working on for the past three months (and paid good money to host there on my own server - no, I'm talking 780 dollars a months paid in advance!) has been erased. Thats right. Deleted. Without warning. Without backup. By a person working for my ISP. On purpose. They knew what they were doing!!!
You can not reach commercial-archive.com nor ad-rag.com nor any of the other five domains I own because they are forever gone.
Now please excuse me while I take legal action.

Friday, July 28, 2000

Sh't! Mt procmailfilter finally met it's match. Religiuos SPAM!
What is that you say, you never get parts of the bible emailed to you from forged adresses at large intenetproviders like @home.com? You don't get a looong story about the Titanic that ends with "My friend, what would your fate be in a similar situation? The Bible say's " Now is the day of salvation, behold now is the accepted time" it also ask's this question, " How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Turn your heart to the Lord God of heaven and seek His forgiveness. Pray that He might save you from eternal damnation by giving you a heart that will trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, for there is NO OTHER WAY! The iceburg of eternity is fast approaching my friend, all hands on deck! ".
Never , really? Oh, I think I know why I get them as often as I do. I have a .tm domain. Tm as in Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan as in, not protestant, a former Soviet republic it is mostly moslem. I'm not, but I do belive firmly in freedom of religion, and am suprised that the (seemingly) american citizens that send these Spams out don't. Suprised is the wrong word. Appalled is more like it. This is the worst kind of spam and I'd like to personally go kick the ass of each and every supposedly christian person that sends this garbage out, but I trust that "God" in any religion sends people to a special kind of hell for spamming.

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

I found this credit-card ad spoof at teabaggers, and I can't stop laughing. Really I should.

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

I should follow Andrews rule of only writing something when I got something funny to say. At least I think thats his rule. Maybe he's just crazy.
There are a lot of crazy people out there. I figured that ancient blurb at about.com to be the cause of the nuttiest mails I have been receiving lately. " I saw this ad on tv I'm tryin to find..It's about a product, and about 30 seconds long. Thats all I remember. Can you help?" NO!! There should be a stupid tax on the internet. And here I go and keep changing my FAQ when in fact these morons never even visit my page. Being linked can be a curse.

Then again, having visitors can also be a curse, as my friend Wanda (teabaggers was her doing) proves, she showed me one of the nutty mails she got: " i saw your website on shopping at good will. i am a art students with little money and i have some jeans that are a tad too big. how do you alter them?"... Tssss. A stupid tax would be good. We could donate the money to a good cause. Brain enhancements.

Saturday, July 22, 2000

It's fun to set them little circles rotating around that orange line. Pointless. But fun.

Saturday, July 22, 2000

Most mornings I sit and watch the BBC news. Mainly because they never go through the entire show without screwing up at least once, and in a funny way, but also for the guy who reads all the newspapers and reports on his findings. Comparing articles , making smart alec dead serious but funny comments. I like that guy. I never have to read the newspapers anymore. He reports on the news about the news. I just realised that with all them adnewslinks I put in here, I've kinda been doing the same thing lately. Isn't that sad?

Thursday, July 20, 2000

It's not just the fact that I like his fonts and dingbats. (I do, I use them), it's the attitude too. Do stop by fontalichious, he is, really "lichious". Actually, I'm just guessing here. It might be a she.

Thursday, July 20, 2000

Old news is fun to read. After the fact I wish this guy was right. The molsen ad should have won something anyway. If it should have won the grand prix, I don't know. It's very typical of an american in Ad age to say something like "At the moment, it happens to be the best TV ad from anywhere in the world." when what he actually means is "At the moment, it happens to be the best TV ad from notherna america.". You guys at ad age should get out more.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Ever get paranoid of silence? No nasty mails have made it to my box lately. Either all the nutters gave up, or my mailfilters are working. The silence is hard to get used to. Only intelligent mails seep through. What a refreshing change of pace! If this holds up I'll have to make the procmailfilter public, I haven't even gotten any spam, and I know the rest of the world wants that!

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Am I the only one who thinks the "redesigned" logo's look just as bad or even worse that the originals in the logo makeovers here?

Monday, July 17, 2000

Wee! Adland finally has a new dress, and a completly different system underneath. The old url will eventually die out as soon as I see the traffic moving away from it.

Monday, July 17, 2000

Why is that the word "microsoft" and "glitch in the code" seem to go hand in hand so often? Now Hotmail reaveals users email adresses to advertisers.... I'm not in the least bit suprised..You get what you pay for.

Friday, July 14, 2000

The friday night in Cannes was pretty much like this well....Most ad grunts knew what the bud commercials said.. But hearing it with different accents from around the world was similar.. :))

Thursday, July 13, 2000

The pizza hut logo on a proton rocket destined for space is begging for a hundred ad jokes to be made about it... And I'll spare you the "we'll get there in thirty minutes or less" delivery jokes..I'm just waiting for:"The moon, brought to you by.."

Thursday, July 13, 2000

First he invents the pet rock, and now he wins a bad writing competition. This copywriter is good. :))

Wednesday, July 12, 2000

Oh no, the church just condemned me! And all the other advertisers who ever used the statue of jesus in an ad...The funniest part in this article is where a church representative threatens to take advertisers to court. Wouldn't it be easier just to send them to hell?

Wednesday, July 12, 2000

You can view the damaged loveparade site here.

Monday, July 10, 2000

Love Parade. 1.8 million people invaded Berlin (population, 3.2 million) just to dance all day. 53 trucks with DJ's. 2300 police.45 arrests. 87 people injured or worn out, 21 to hospital. 1 dead. And how was your weekend?

Monday, July 10, 2000

Remeber the ad director that left (I archived that weblog page already). Lowe is apparently furios about this ad entering the Cannesawards.
"As a network we have always taken a firm stand against entering 'fake' ads in any creative festival. Particularly one as prestigious as the Lions," says Adrian Holmes, the London Cheif creative officer.
I want to know where the network who thinks it's completly OK to enter fake ads in awards show is. Where, where!?
Meanwhile, I want to find a visual of this bronze winner and se what the fuss is about.. Canneslions doesn't show the winners.

Tuesday, July 4, 2000