I think Aware Bear Computer Repair (i.e. Andre Leite Alves) may have been pushed from its coveted number one position in the office thieves’ hall of shame by a company called Innovative Consulting Group (using the domain name groupiconsulting.com), founded and co-owned by the very unreliable and suspicious Ihtisham (Shami) Ul Haq. For the record, I have nothing to do with this fraudulent and illegally operating international ‘company’ called ICG, nor do I have any stake in any activity that either promotes, endorses, or encourages the outsourcing of software development (or any other such) activities.
Most of you who have followed my blog for a while will no doubt have noticed it’s starting to fill up with all these idiots, morons, creeps, and other forms of irresponsible companies that have used images of my home office for their marketing or other motives. I’ve been getting a bit tired having all that on my site so instead dedicated a completely new “sister” site to it instead that has gone live today. So I proudly present to you The Home Office Thieves Hall Of Shame.
The above image was discovered on the about page of Linado. A website still under construction with a domain that is registered to David Dik on Zum Laakkanal 4 in Rostock, Germany. Further research shows that David Dik either is, or pretends to be, a web designer of some sort that resides in Germany but appears to prefer the Russian language for his website and has links to places like this and this which appears to be sites about Kabbalah “the science and purpose of life”. I’m not sure whether David Dik has found his purpose in life but at this point in time I would have to conclude that David Dik’s purpose in life is to become known as a fraud and a pretender who likes to impress his potential clients with an office that’s not his, instead of his (perhaps incredibly lacking?) web design skills.
What strikes me as really funny, and is perhaps related to someone not paying attention. The www.stefandidak.com URL is part of the office photo because it links directly to one of the images on my site. If you’ve come to my site with questions about Transworld International Youth Organization or Prof. William Kim Higgins because you saw my URL in what they claim is their “head office” picture then I’m afraid I can’t help you. I have no idea who that is or what that organization is trying to do but I can tell you, it isn’t anything good and you are likely to lose information or money to this organization and the scam they are running. Needless to say, I have absolutely nothing to do with these crooks.
This is hillarious. Someone going around on some web forum and calling himself SniperX has been passing off my home office as his ‘gaming rig’. Check out what he’s been writing. Of course, what SniperX hasn’t realized is the fact that my office is famous enough that a lot of people have seen it and can spot someone representing it as their own. Bruno was kind enough to call out SniperX on his “bull manure” and bust him. The best part is when SniperX writes about his reason for posting images of my office, in his own words “people did not believe me when i told them my make and model of machine, so i posted it”. OK, that’s enough entertainment for me today.