Bike’s basket renewed, replaced, over 200 spammers BUSTED on identica, mothers day, etc.Posted: May 14, 2012
Yup, I finally decided to replace the basket on the tricycle. It only costed a total of $13. $10 for the bin, $3 for the screws at the home depot. I then took it apart (was only tied on by one bungee cord), screwed the cookie sheet in place with the four screws and nuts (not wingnuts, luckily), with a bit of trouble getting them screwed in due to the lack of a proper sized wrench, but that didn’t stop me at all. Now, fully assembled, I then used the remaining hardware wire I originally had holding the mesh basket to it, to tie down and secure the clear storage bin. Now, I have a fully assembled basket to carry just about everything, which is supposed to last about two years before needing to be replaced due to damage, wear and tear, or rust.
It took a while to figure out the idea of it once I got to doing it. Removing the old basket took 15 minutes, including everything I added to it, even the reflectors. The lower old rusted screw holding the narrow smaller size stabiliser wasn’t easy, which resulted in breaking my screw driver’s slot tip (OH COME ON!!!!), I had to WD and then set the fucker on fire (yeah, just that one damn screw), then rapidly shoot freezing cold water at it to get any debris off it, which worked and loosened it. Once I got it off, I made sure to punch holes into the cookie sheet. Come today, I headed the Home Depot on St. Clair West and purchased the four screws, at $0.48/piece. I went to work, assembled it and now, FUCK YES, I don’t have to worry about it falling apart in those few coming months.
Side note, as soon as I took the old basket off, the bottom came completely off. Luckily I didn’t wait any longer. Damn rust and improper care before I bought the bike used. 30 years inside a damp shed is NOT what should be done!! Oh well, i’m very happy. 🙂
NOW… For the busting of the spammers. I discovered over 200 in total, linked to each other (followed back) on identica. I went to work silencing ALL of them, then posted a notice announcing it. That made me feel so good! Best of all, they were all dormant accounts! All waiting to be used again and again and again to post 500 times per second in order to flood the timelines. Now they’re all GONE. Looks like those motherFUCKERS aren’t going to be having a very good time at all making over 200 new ones, manually that is. Next time, i’ll screen record the silencing of them all and then show it to the team. Discovering large numbers of spam accounts isn’t easy you know! It’s rare for them to link hundreds. But hen that does occur, you know what must or has to be done!
Okay, i’m off to the pub to celebrate MOTHERS DAY by, you know, purchasing dinner for her, glasses of wine and tomorrow, buying her a bottle of wine. better than flowers, since they don’t last too long. Wine goes a very long way, since it’s not dranken allot at home. PEaCE OUT!!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1