Well,someone may have been trying to break into my eBay account,as I received an e-mail from eBay security saying that had reset my password because my account had been compromised as the culprit tried to change my password from a completely different (numerical)IP addy.Sure enough,the now "old" password that I've always used on eBay no longer works.Of course,earlier in the week;I received an e-mail from them to verify my account information because of another breach.I can't be certain at this moment that the culprit was a spybot or connected with a recent rash of "bogus" e-mails claiming to be from eBay but actually linked to e-commerce companies connected with spam/scumware or anything associated;but when I have received such e-mails,they have been blatantly obvious and suspicious.As soon as I hover the mouse over the shady hyperlink,I forward the "spoof" message to eBay security without
even clicking anything in the body of the message.Anyway,since I'm not bidding on anything at the moment,I haven't reactivated my eBay account...yet.
Another scary thought:A contributor to ANN's encyclopedia
had the guts to contribute an expanded cast list for Kiki's Delivery Service beyond
what was listed by Hitoshi Doi's database.I was seriously hoping that no one would add the additional cast credits;and now I'm very thankful that Tombo-sama and Ketto never
crossed paths in the movie,thanks to a woeful fanservice orgy(described in a post from last spring) made 5 years later...
On brighter notes(all video game related):In Super Mario World:Super Mario Advance 2
,not only have I beaten The Big Boo in the "secret" Donut Plains ghost house(to open a path to the first Star Road),but I've found a way to escape from the Chocolate Island ghost house(this involves the ghosts that turn to bricks when you stare right at them).Additionally,I grabbed a GBA copy of Madden 2005
.I've played a couple of test games;and the one thing that irks me,though,is how it's fairly easy to get called for penalties(i.e.,personal fouls,illegal procedures before the ball is snapped,pass interference).Also,how do you change the team you control in the "play now"(quick game) mode?Both times,I ended up controlling the Carolina Can't-thers
and lost both times:first to the Raiders(which I was intending to select as my team)17-0,then to the Saints 3-2(intercepted in the red zone,but I kept pushing them back until Aaron Brooks was sacked in the end zone for a safety;but got torched by Joe "cell phone" Horn in the third quarter as one of his big gains set up a field goal.I've barely been able to thoroughly read the manual...yet...