The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

“We gots an offer you can probably refuse … ”

Well, that was fast.

Not one day since I wrote about roulette and Google's page ranking algorithm, and I get:

From: "Norman" <>
Subject: Links exchange with
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 02:55:56 +0400 (MSD)

Hello Webmaster,

We have been looking for partners to exchange links with our sites. Our sites have good traffic, and make quick market penetration, so, I hope our positions in lead search engines will be rising very fast.

If you decide to link to our websites,please use the following linking details:

and send us the exact location, and your site information:
Title, Description, and URL
We'll add your resource to our sites shortly.

URL: [yeah—like I'm going to link to these sites! –Sean]
Link Title: Baccarat
Description: All about Online Baccarat For YOU!

Link Title: Black Jack
Description: Blackjack is one of the most popular table games in the casino.

Link Title: Gambling
Description: 1 Gambling US—Welcome to your complete online source for gambling information and links!

Link Title: Internet Casino.
Description: The best online directory of casinos!

Link Title: Poker Game
Description: You will find information on how to play the game of poker, information about the types of poker, and what you can expect in an online poker casino.

Link Title: Craps
Description: 1 CRAPS US—Online Craps for YOU!

Link Title: Poker Online
Description: 1 Poker Online—the best online directory of where you can find many links to poker games!

Link Title: Poker
Description: 1 Poker US—The Best Online Poker.

Link Title: Roulette
Description: 1 Roulette US—Roulette Online.

Link Title: Slots
Description: 1 Slot US is the best online source for online slot machines, poker slots, fruit slots and money slots like you have never seen before!

Best regards,
Norman Robbins

I'd be wary of actually visiting any of these sites—redirects to hell and back and there's no telling how many popups or malware might be lurking there.

But Norman sure was quick …

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