Sunday, February 20, 2011

Conserving Energy

2/19 10:45pm After having no electricity in half of the apartment, no heat, no hot water and no elevator since Friday night, finally turned back on at 10:45pm.

I'm guessing the idiot super who was hired to collect money for section 8 apartments, doesn't know how to flip a breaker and was waiting for the landlord to come and do it. I was under the impression that the reason for having non-Jewish supers is that they can deal with emergency situations on shabbat.

2/20 7:55am Still no heat or hot water.

2/20 4:45pm Finally steam and hot water back on at 4:45pm.
Emailed ConEd asking them to either email me or 311 with the time when service call was placed.
Considering 2 trucks were here since morning, guessing the idiot super didn't bother calling at all and it was only landlord who called them Saturday night, if not Sunday morning.
Or maybe it was 911 who called since there was an ambulance in front of the building at the same time as when ConEd emergency truck showed up.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dating profile - FAIL

  • have hazel eyes avrege wieght brown hair i love to read i like animals.i dont have a loud persanlity.i am practical by nature.and feel that sephardic tradition is very easygoing. This is what I am looking for in a mate: easygoing must be openminded and preferibly religious entire life not ball tusheva must be chalabi syrian good midot yerat shamayim must be honest
  • hi...only for siries men..Be honest be yourself that the minning of love. P.s. Only with pic... :) have a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

SCAM: Magiel Greeff

Got the following email. Phone number in the email is a New York phone number and if you go to the website, it has a paragraph of "coming soon" text, with deprecated tags. The domain name he's offering is over a year old, so I'm sure enough time to put up a real site.

He lists 7201 Boyer, Montreal, Quebec H2R2R6, as his address. This is the address of some kind construction company, Aluminium Etc. Can't email them as they don't seem to have a site or an email. They do have a phone number listed, 514-945-5251, but I'm too lazy to call.

So this guy is now threatening legal action, go ahead dude.
Now here's some more info. The guy updated registration address to 5154 Rue De Cadillac, Montreal, QC H1M2K9, which, while found in Canada, is not found in Canadian White Pages. Guess what else is not found in Canadian White Pages, Magiel Greeff.
Now another name which appears associated with that address on domain registrations is Ockert Greeff, who also doesn't appear in Canadian Yellow Pages. However, the host of,, is registered to Ockert Greeff of 30 barnes road, brixton, johannesburg, gauteng 2092, ZA. And ZA stands for, South Afrika.

Is this a scam? Is this the new 419?
Can make no claims other than what I've said above. Email came from Magiel Greeff who is listed as owner of the domain. Both addresses do exist in Canada. But.


I'm Magiel Greeff, a software developer from Montreal, Canada. I see
that you are associated with and that your website
appears for the search term "carpet cleaners nyc". I thought that you might
like to know that I am seeking a buyer for my domain name is a defining name for this industry and owning such
name will attract targeted customers. In addition, you will find that
Google will boost your ranking for "carpet cleaners nyc" once you start
content to the website. Google reports a monthly search volume of
6600 searches for "carpet cleaners nyc".

If you do not wish to develop a website for the domain right now, you
can point the domain to your existing website, so that visitors to the
domain arrive automatically at your existing website. Even if you just
keep this domain for future use or sale, it will solidify your online
presence and block competitors.

If you would like to consider acquiring this domain name, or would
like more information, please reply to this message. I would be
willing to offer you at a very reasonable price.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message. I look forward to
hearing from you.

All the best,


Tel: +1 (518) 213-3660