Friday, January 18, 2008

One Damn Thing After Another!

Well, first it turns out that I owe $35 on my "dues" to the I'm being kicked out of World of Warcraft! This distressing news came the other day, from WoWAccountReview :


We are writing to inform you that, unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend your World of Warcraft account and place a final warning on it.

We have had a problem in our database, it is possible that it is an error, in this case enter in the following link and follow the form:

Investigation Concluded: 09/01/2008
Type of Violation: Involvement in online trading activities
Consequences for Account: Account suspended for 72 hours, Password Reset and Final Warning issued.

It is with regret that we take this type of action, but it is in the best interests of the World of Warcraft community as a whole, and for the integrity of the game. After your suspension has expired, you will be able to access the World of Warcraft servers again.

To protect the account security, we have also reset your password and issued you with a computer generated one, which you will receive in a separate e-mail. You will be able to change this password at your leisure, using the Account Management feature on our web site, located at:

Your password will be sent from If you do not receive it after one hour, please add this address to your email address list so that it is not rejected by any spam filter you are using, and reply to informing us that you have not received the password.

Please do not disclose your new password to anyone, including Blizzard staff, or change it back to one of your previous passwords as this could result in your account becoming compromised.

Please note that should any further violations of our Rules and Policies occur, this will almost certainly lead to the permanent closure of your account.

We strongly suggest you review our current Rules and Policies to avoid further action in the future, they can be found at:


Account Administration Team
Blizzard Entertainment Europe

Naturally, the distressing thing about it is that I don't have a World of Warcraft account. How humiliating to be kicked out of a game I've never played!

A Handful of Words

Another batch of quotations I have been saving up, from the never-disappointing A Word a Day:

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it. -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears. -Alice Walker, author (b. 1944)

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. -Malcolm De Chazal, writer and painter (1902-1981)

I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)

Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work. -Gustave Flaubert, novelist (1821-1880)

A speech belongs half to the speaker and half to the listener. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)