Spam

Seychelles time

I spent an enjoyable day with my customer, learning a lot about oil exploration, sedimentation drift, and modern Norwegian history. The capstone was a home-cooked meal and occasional juvenile snickering while we all agreed that modeling TFD is an important, though funny problem.

WordPress 2.1

One of my complaints against Movable Type was that SixApart didn’t update the software very often, especially now that they’re pursuing the “Enterprise” space. Since switching to WordPress six weeks ago, there have been three updates. I don’t know if I should be happy it’s so actively developed, or worried that it’s still got enough …

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Impress her… not

A “Joe-Job” is when a spammer sends out thousands of emails, masquerading as someone else. When the (334) emails bounce or (three) people respond, it comes to the lucky joe-jobbee, e.g. me. The deluge of mail headers this morning suggest distributed spammery, so I’m not even going to bother with firing off futile requests to …

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Spamads

In a mobius loop of ads, Gmail is offering RSS headlines in the spam folder: Spam burritos seem so … wrong.

623 878-4178

For several evenings — I’ve lost count — we’ve received a phone call between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that my useless caller ID box identifies as “I JS 623/878-4178.” They’ve never left a message. The last two times I’ve picked up the phone, there’s been an eerie, disembodied silence at the other end, like …

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