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We hate spam

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Yesterday I had an enormous amount of grief trying to send emails. And that’s supposed to be the world’s easiest thing in the new information economy, right?
Every single message I sent came back several minutes later telling me that since my mail server had been blacklisted (for spam) and that all emails from me were being rejected.
This sort of thing has happened before. From my limited understanding of the issue, a computer on the same network (this is probably the wrong word, so if you can correct me, please do) was sending spam. The reaction of every other mail server on the internet, then, was to blacklist the server I was using it, and reject email from said server for 24 hours (during which time the spammer would have given up and moved on).

The outcome of all these shenanigans can be summed up as follows:
1. Spam still gets sent. It always does.
2. Innocent users get inconvenienced.
3. I get really angry and write a pointless blog post about it.

So please, if you happen to meet a spammer, please politely ask them to refrain from their nefarious deeds.

Written by JK

January 14th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Posted in Geekin' Around,Ramblings

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A very kind offer

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A very kind person (whom I am have never met) emailed me today with an offer almost too good to be true. The subject title was “The more meat you have, the bigger pleasure you give”.
I thought it was very kind of Carly Mcdermott to offer me this advice, but when I opened her email I was taken to a website selling some of manhood lengthening pills.
Goodness gracious me, I thought.
And there I was thinking of the roast beef (see my previous post here) that I just wrote about.

And now I am struggling to end this anecdote. Can anyone suggest a sentence to end this entry in smart, witty way?

Written by JK

January 8th, 2009 at 2:22 am

Posted in Ramblings

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