April 19th, 2004

Yeah right

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I'm up already... I don't know how this happened... but I remember a quite vivid dream, it had a few disturbing episodes...

Yesterday I were at the shooting range again... this time we were a small group, fast series... shot 5 series .22, did quite well as we were supposed to just hit the target and keep the hits in a smaller area... after that we went to another part of the shooting range to practice with 9mm, I got a Glock... and I think I'm in love... did well there too... practiced even more safety, regulations and stance on ACD targets at 7 and 15 meters, I got most A hits and kept all but 2 or 3 bullets on the target. The others were quite impressed, along with myself.

Next time (perhaps later this week) we will practice stance and other things... the idea is that we should learn and practice with the stricter rules from the beginning, that would save us the trouble of adjusting later... and we have the eyes of many upon us, as we're n00bs.

P and I were discussing the idea of buying guns, for practice... and have them stored by D, our instructor/friend as we don't have licenses just yet, as we learned that they aren't particularly expensive and it spares us the hassle of adjusting ourselves to a new gun every time.

... and I had a very pleasant discussion with F last night.

Well, I'm gonna get dressed and get going...
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Yeah right

403 Forbidden

As I released a new newspaper site friday afternoon, the first reactions came this morning... people from retriever/agent services started calling about them not getting in on the site, our mgr got a call during a meeting, he had to leave running as the rest of us burst out laughing... as it's the fifth time or something like that this happens... they're making money from a service that operates in a legally grey area, indexing/spidering written material and selling the information for profit, whitout ackowledging copyright or anything... and without any kickbacks to us. Still they are surprised when they find out that they are blocked, well duh...

One even tried to BS our mgr and the discussion went on something like this..
dude: "We're just like google, just indexing..."
mgr: "No, you are not."
dude: "Yes, we are... Can't you let our spiders in?"
mgr: "No, you are indexing and gathering information from our site and selling it for profit... the material is copyrighted and we don't have a deal with you."
mgr: "We will not lift any blocks until we have a deal and we get percentage of your profit."
dude: "Ehm, ok. We will come back with an offer..."
... and then weeks pass, often without any callbacks.

I routinely check the server logs and block spiders that look commercial... google and others are ok but msn is blocked.
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