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  • NegBox 2:37 am on May 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: LOST, summary,   

    LOST in 3 Minutes 

    Awesome 3-minute summary of LOST in video

    Now I don’t have to waste even one more minute to understand what people talk about… Especially since the story is pretty retarded regardless of the execution.


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  • NegBox 6:30 pm on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Scareware, Technorati   

    Technorati’s Twisted Sense of Humor 

    I have an RSS feed that uses a Google query for my name… And no, my real name is not “Slave”. Every day I get random stuff from Technorati in that feed. I don’t quite get it – It seems that Google is picking up my name as part of the post tags! My name is nowhere to be found when I get to the article, however… In this case that’s a real relief.

    I couldn’t resist an entry with my name in the tags, titled “Scareware Scumbags Facing Fraud Charges” – For a moment my heart stopped – I thought they found me!

    Its about a $100M scareware fraud… I love how the article ends…

    Unfortunately, the two guys that ran the main operation, Bjorn Sundin and Shaileshkuma Jain, live in the Ukraine and Sweden respectively. In really nice houses. Where they’ll probably be able to hole up watching movies and snorting coke off of hookers’ special places until they die.

    The article does highlight how you have to think globally in everything you do… No matter how legit it is.

    Scareware Scumbags Facing Fraud Charges

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  • NegBox 5:18 pm on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Gold Rush, Internet Marketing Ian Lurie, Ran Aroussi   

    Internet Marketing Gold Rush Mentality 

    Brilliant article from Ian Lurie on the Internet Marketing Gold Rush – via Ran Aroussi’s mailing list.

    Some questions for self-reflection:

    • If you are selling something to people interested in making money online, who are you aligned with? Al or Seth?
    • If you are interested in internet marketing, who are you talking to? Al or Seth?

    Brilliant article for self-examination – Go read.


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  • NegBox 4:55 pm on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Babes,   

    Girls on Theme 

    Mike made me realize my bosom babes were going out on the RSS feed –  Its a long and irrelevant story, but essentially I managed to get babes showing up from a really big list without a timeout and without going crazy with hash tables – mind you I haven’t done any real programming in years, so this wasn’t as easy as it looks.

    I’ve taken the babes off the posts themselves and integrated them into the theme – I’m using Headway – The best theme I’ve even seen after searching for a very long time. It has some really nifty hooks and I’ve just hooked my “babe insertion routine” into the “After Post content” hook. Slam-dunk, now the babes appear at the bottom of every post randomly… They probably refresh (new image) every time you refresh the page unless you’re getting a cached page from the server or somewhere in between.

    Now go crazy!


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  • NegBox 4:05 pm on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Double Your Dating, Eben Pagan, Feedly, Halo Effect, Mystery, Yaro Starak   

    Eben Pagan & The Halo Effect 

    The name “Eben Pagan” poped up in my RSS reader and my Feedly homepage a couple of times last week… Today in an e-mail from Yaro’s list, mind you I normally ignore his mailing list e-mails – I keep getting them as a way to keep my ear to the ground (along with others) and because I’m too lazy to unsubscribe. Still this one headline sounded mildly non-rubbish so I clicked through… Of course it wasn’t good, it was rubbish promoting a product from Eben Pagan with a video – and now I make the connection.

    This guy, Eben Pagan, is the one that wrote Double Your Dating – His face is unmistakable. Somewhere from my cortical implant comes the data bit… Double Your Dating was written by Eben Pagan under the pen name of David DeAngelo. Now it all makes sense.

    What doesn’t make sense is that he is writing about other shit. I’ve read and “consumed” about 80% of the stuff he put out. Really good stuff – if you’re in the dating zone, he is your man. Don’t just mosey over to his site, run over there, rent a cabin in the Alps and don’t come out until you’re done. Oh, and while you’re at it check out Erik James Horvat-Markovic, AKA: Mystery. (Damn, his Wikipedia entry ranks #1 on Google for “Mystery” – now that’s some Mojo right there – and with a name like that, you better get a nickname fast). Some brain-splitting stuff between those two guys.

    Back to the part that doesn’t make any sense – the Halo effect. I hate linking to Wikipedia when discussing serious stuff – I can’ avoid it since their entries are very good in general, so there you have it. Eben Pagan launched some really successful products with both great content and a philosophy that you GIVE AWAY YOUR BEST and charge for the rest. That philosophy is sheer genius and perfectly adapted to today’s worldviews. Does it make for a full book on marketing? Maybe… I just saved you $500 and three weeks by giving you in nine words the secret of the other nine-hundred-thousand words and fifty videos.

    What makes you think that someone who wrote and marketed an excellent series on personal development can create something really good in any other field? I see the Halo effect everywhere, though. Heck, I use it like crazy myself! You see it in action when a reporter asks a hockey player or a boxer what they think of politics or a world event. Since when did getting punched in the face qualify anyone to have a valuable opinion on anything other than pain medicine?

    In conclusion: What the heck is Eben doing selling marketing shit? Save your moolah and read some real marketing stuff.


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  • NegBox 9:49 pm on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Comic, ,   

    The Oatmeal 

    I love The Oatmeal – The guy’s comics are a blend of sophisticated, poignant, blunt, hilarious, rosemary and parsely sugar on top… Stop drooling over the broad and go check out The Eight Websites You Need to Stop Building at The Oatmeal, along with the oldie but goldie “Eight phases of Dating


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  • NegBox 5:59 pm on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Awesome, , Guide, , , Uber Affiliate   

    Must-Read: Uber-Affiliate’s Marketing Guide Updated for 2010 

    Uber-Affiliate’s Marketing Guide is a really fantastic collection of hand-picked information links. The three links I just followed (one on moving bids by a penny at a time, one on brute-forcing campaigns and one on PPC ads that stand out) were excellent! Plus he is linking to guides I’ve read that are really good including Nicky Cakes and JV‘s. Really good info –  Take the trip to Uber Affiliate’s article.


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  • NegBox 5:52 pm on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Hangover,   

    The Hangover 

    Last night my wife and I watched the movie The Hangover all the way through… Finally… In the middle of it she reveals: “This is why I wanted to go with you to Vegas.

    Damn. I thought she came with me last time to have a good time – could have fooled me. Seems she came so she could be the galaxy’s best cockblock. Well, at least its a cockblock I really enjoy… Come to think of it, I need her so I don’t end up like these guys – I’ve never stolen Tyson’s tiger… Not that I remember anyway.

    Back to the movie – What a freaking hilarious flick.

    • Mike Chiasson 3:37 am on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Haha everyone tells me I look like 'The Dentist' from the Hangover. I still have yet to see it. It couldn't possibly be better than my McLovin costume from a few years back though.

      On a side note I always forget that you started posting nudies in your posts and I'm at work rolling through my RSS reader and am like 'Ohhhh shit' as people are walking by lol. Lucky for me I run the IT department and don't need to worry about getting in trouble lol.
      My recent post Martha Coakley WTF Pwnz My Server!

    • negbox 3:19 pm on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Gotta see it. There are a few movies that capture the essence of something… Lost in Translation captured the essence of traveling for business and feeling totally 'misplaced'. This one captured the feeling of waking up in the morning and going "WTF happened here?" It also captures the "Who are who are these people that keep talking to me about last night like I'm their rockstar buddy?"

      About the "Girls of Negbox" 🙂 . … It makes for great watercooler chat: "Talking about losers, this jackass I used to read now posts naked chick pics along with marketing stuff – talk about trying to sell with sex… What a loser."

      I can't claim originality of the idea, though – I believe I saw it done before but I couldn't find it – and no, it wasn't "Naked News".

      BTW, if you look like McLovin… then you DO look like the dentist!!!
      My recent post Must-Read: Uber-Affiliate’s Marketing Guide Updated for 2010

    • Mike Chiasson 10:52 pm on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Haha not that I look this gay all the time, just when I try to.
      My recent post Martha Coakley WTF Pwnz My Server!

    • negbox 2:24 am on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      One word: Wow.
      You're my anti-hero. 🙂

      My recent post Must-Read: Uber-Affiliate’s Marketing Guide Updated for 2010

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  • NegBox 6:40 pm on May 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Desktop, Laptop, Mac, Prey, Recovery   

    Track Missing Macs and PCs – Open Source 

    Check out the Prey Project – works on PCs and Macs. Stuff like this has been around before – its just now getting really good, really effective, easy to use, purpose-specific (you could use other spy stuff) and open source.


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