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Venture
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Icon 12 posted May 12, 2010 09:39      Profile for Venture   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So, I was having an issue with my roommate paying rent. He was back a few months!

Solution: I set up an apache web server in the house with a little web page that calculated how much he owed according to the date, then changed the "host" file on his computer so that every web page he tried to enter directed him back to this server with the site I created for him. Soon enough he caught up with rent in which I turned it all off. *evil grin*

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CW Smith
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Icon 11 posted May 14, 2010 10:21      Profile for CW Smith   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
O noes! You broke my interwebs! 8o

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted May 14, 2010 10:26      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Well done, Venture! All you needed was a subtle motivator!

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2010 10:30      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh, that is totally awesome! Great idea! I am in awe of your geekitude. [Applause] [Applause] [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]
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Venture
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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2010 00:44      Profile for Venture   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
haha, geekitude. great word! I've done something like that to him before but not as creative. about a year ago, I wrote up a very small batch script for his windows computer that would shutdown the computer every time he started it up, but gave him message to pay the rent. I enjoy using the geek in me to get the message across.

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Xanthine

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Icon 14 posted May 16, 2010 02:21      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You'd think he would have learned the first time then.

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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2010 05:23      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That is effin sweet!!!!!! *high five*

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted May 17, 2010 00:56      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had a roomate in college that stole from me ( small things, a few dollars from my wallet to by ciggarettes ect).

Student services ( the lazy [email protected]@rds) told me it was my word agaist his and that there was nothing they could do.


I erased the magnetic strip on his cafeteria meal card. He didn't have teh five dollars to replace his meal card ( I had made sure to hide my wallet)and he dropped out of school. I got my own dorm room for the rest of the year.


(He was failing every class except for one ( intro to college ) which every one , except for him, gets an A in, he had a D in Intro.

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