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Beware of Kira Roboz – spam email – probably phishing

Received an email from a certain Kira Roboz on the 20th of march, apart form the strange name, it was coming with my full name and details emenating from so I suspect that my account has been compromised.
Salient points, trying to spoof a known customer response address: customeriomail[dot]com
The rest of the post has links to remote[dot]com and the unsubscribe linke to customer[dot]io (haha) so it is quite well crafted.

So – if you have received something from her/him/it, do not click, as I have no idea what they are up to, but it is not going to be friendly.

seems that customeriomail[dot]com is popping up in a few places, courtesy of which is using it as a mass emailer.
Organisation PEABERRY SOFTWARE INC. is what icann comes up with.

Try searching for Kira Roboz in the usual social media thingies and nothing will turn up. Smells phishy? yup.

March 30, 2017   Comments Off on Beware of Kira Roboz – spam email – probably phishing

Apple sanlitun store in Beijing, poor after-sales support!

My lovely 2011 mac book air has died, again. It was repaired only a month ago. Exact same thing, m/b or main controller has fried. Last time had to wait one day to get hold of genius at bar, repair as quick in one day (that was nice). This time round i have to wait two days for the Genius! Apple I paid good money for your product and the AppleCare, you sit on cash like donald duck’s uncle would be proud of but even in China you refuse to hire staff to deal with the demand? This sucks. It will take exactly two minutes for the genius. You guys need to rework the system or you will find your industry leading service is panned.

March 13, 2012   12 Comments

Fujifilm X100 gallery

Through the looking glass. macro, hand held.

December 20, 2011   Comments Off on Fujifilm X100 gallery

Lunar Eclipse in Beijing

As I get to play around more I hope to finally get some picture up of the Fujifilm X100 I have started using. Lots of site talks of ‘the most hyped camera’ of 2011 or whenever, and I bought it because I can actually use it. Yes, it has some faults, but it has many many qualities that make it an interesting choice for lots of photographers. And that includes bumbling amateurs like me who just try and enjoy taking pictures, but like to have something that can actually take what is wanted, and that requires minimal post processing. But I have little time, so cannot guarantee anything!
For those of you that may see this post looking for a review of the Fujifilm X100 I wish I had time to do one. Seriously, it deserves better press than a lot of what I have read. It really will make you happy about having a camera again, and just taking pictures that you like. The angle of the lens, the luminosity are totally perfect. It is not so much a question of zoom or lack of it, it is a question of having a field of vision that is natural and close to how you eyes see things, with a bit extra on the sides. You can see a shot and frame it, whip out your camera, and take it. Wander around with it, it makes no noise, it just looks nice. People will not feel embarrassed by having a large phallus thrust at them, nor will they feel that you are taking a picture with a toy.
Maybe more. Stay tuned. (lightly tuned)

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December 13, 2011   Comments Off on Lunar Eclipse in Beijing

Beware of your inbox! <>

Su Huang


There is a situation here I think you should know about.


Why should you be  careful: do you know this person? If yes, would you expect them to write

“Are you….?”

as title. They kmow you or not??

A lot of google searching turned up nothing on the email address but the headers are interesting:

From: Su Huang <>
Reply-to: s.huang (at) kimo (dot) com 
To: turns out to be a free webmail provider in Taiwan (Yahoo!!). alarm.

The originator is probably a real person whose email address has been hacked, reply email is not the same, but very similar, to evade suspicion.

Although email appears directed to me, it is probably just a BCC as the TO: in the header is the originator, not my email.

Trying out the IP address and email turned up nothing, so it seems this is a highly targeted attack, using apparently high value email addresses (I suspect collected from Hotmail, I have had four contacts have their Hotmail accounts hijacked in the last year).

Doing a google search on exact sentence used turns out a useful conversation on this website. (JKOWNERS) so I guess it’s good to double-check on any email that comes in, especially alarming ones that are apparently asking you to reply but give no info of their own. This is scam email that is asking you to answer and then becomes a classic Nigerian scam. Don’t do it!!!

It is worth reading the JKOWNERS thread as they talk about how they tagged the con artists along for fun.

Good luck!

November 1, 2010   Comments Off on Beware of your inbox! <>

Busy bots in Ukraine

Sudden burst of robotic nonsense coming out of Ukraine, quite what they think that this weak website has of use for them I do not know, but they have been trying quite hard all proportions kept.

Author : Bigizer (IP: ,
E-mail : ( Bigizer (at) gmail (dot) com

(just one of many!)

One could argue that some form of spam is unavoidable on the Net but this is just stupid stuff, more just designed to bring the target website down due to spam volume and possibly to increase Google rankings for pill/sex fake sites through SEO tactics.

Basically a waste of time and electricity (at some point spammers will  have to be fined for the energy that they have wasted by abusing a shared resource such as the Internet)

November 1, 2010   Comments Off on Busy bots in Ukraine

Dan Chung’s take on the 60th birthday parade

I came across this video from Dan Chung of the Grauniad and think it is sensational, not only because of the parade, but because of how he did it.

China’s 60th Anniversary national day – timelapse and slow motion – 7D and 5DmkII from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

see original in vimeo here

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October 6, 2009   1 Comment

A positive restaurant review for once (Hatsune @ the Sanlitun Village)

The newly opened Hatsune restaurant at the Village in Sanlitun is most probably going to become one of the dining hotspots there, as they have actually managed to really produce the goods in a setting that is slightly unusual (seas of dangling (paper?) fishes from the ceiling) and in one of the few places in Beijing that seems to be a moderately successful ‘shopping mall experience’. [Read more →]

August 29, 2009   2 Comments

Easy bread recipe


ityms: 300 grams of bread flour, 100 grams of spelt (epautre) flour, 100 grams of oat flakes (oatmeal should be good as well) non instant variety, around 50 grams of leainsaadmehl or seeds (sunflower, linseed, sesame etc..) . 40-50 cl of warm (hand warm) water, 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey to add to water, 2 teaspoons dried yeast. Extra flour (and olive oil in option if you want) for kneading.
Mix warm water with dried yeast and sugar/honey to activate it, let it wake up. [Read more →]

June 18, 2009   2 Comments

Pictures from the 2008 Beijing Olympics (Men’s MTB race)

Finally, we get some Olympic pictures up!


The Czech Republic suffers on the course. Time for a beer 😛

Over 4 months after the actual event, here is the first batch, from the mens’ Mountain Bike competition. [Read more →]

December 23, 2008   5 Comments