January 31, 2003

Blog Aggregation

A bunch of us Austin bloggers have banded together. So far we've formed a mailing list and set a date for our first get-together dinner. One of our more interesting... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:26 PM to: Austin
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Save the Oppressed Telemarketers!

Link: DMA Sues FTC Over "Do Not Call" List "The FTC is singling out this form of advertising now, what will be next?" said H. Robert Wientzen, the [Direct Marketing... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:44 PM to: Spam
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January 27, 2003

It Seems the Country's Going to War

Firefly: Then itís war! Then itís war! Gather the forces! Harness the horses! Then itís war!... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:28 PM to: Current Events
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January 26, 2003

Worm Header of the Week

Due to numerous design flaws in Microsoft software, email worms are an Internet pandemic. While the situation is mostly aggravating, it has its moments of amusement. The current generation of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:54 PM to: The Net
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January 18, 2003

I Scare Myself

Headlines seen on today's newswire: Recovery Invisible, Firms Write Off 2003 Company Forecasts Expected to Be Dim Scant Relief for Jobseekers in 2003 Yoicks! What do you do when your... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:54 PM to: Current Events
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Calling Austin-Area Webloggers

Link: Austin-Bloggers Mailing List Info Attention Austin-area webloggers: we're forming a mailing list! The Austin-Bloggers list is open to all local folks interested in weblogging. This grew out of the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:31 PM to: Austin
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Larry Lessig Bets His Job

Link: Putting my Job Where my Mouth Is I hate to kick a guy when he's down, but if Larry Lessig likes teaching law, he'd better hope Congress doesn't pass... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:43 PM to: Spam
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January 17, 2003

Guest-the-Spam Contest Winner

Now that I finally got off my ass and posted the year-end spam numbers, I can at long last announce the winner of the First Annual IJTLCSH Guess-the-Spam Contest. The... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:18 PM to: Spam
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Twelve Minutes

Throughout 2002, on average, some imbecile tried to spam me every 12 minutes. My total spam count for the year was about 45,000 messages. That's about 120 spams a day--one... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:52 PM to: Spam
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January 05, 2003

Why are MSN and Hotmail Users Flooded with Spam?

Link: Spammers Grab Hotmail and MSN addresses MSN and Hotmail users are awash with spam. Microsoft is so bad, it fails the "Mom Test." My mother pays the Microsoft premium... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:36 PM to: Spam
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January 04, 2003

The Crotch is Off-Limits

Link: Federal V.I.P. Penn (via I.P.) If you ask politely, then Penn Jillette will let you touch his crotch. Just be sure to ask first. Even if you are a... (read more)

Posted by chip at 08:29 PM to: It Amuses Me
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Max is Back

Link: Max for Mayor This may be a case of premature blogulation, because although there is a web site here, it isn't Max's. But Max has tossed his hat into... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:26 PM to: Austin
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January 01, 2003

Happy New Year ... from a Bitter, Cynical Engineer

Happy new year! Or, at least, one that doesn't suck quite so awfully as the one that just ended. I want to see 2002 flushed down the toilet like a... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:23 PM to: My Happy Life
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An Unhelpful Analysis

Link: The Spam Problem: Moving Beyond RBLs This recently posted article really does not advance the spam discussion in any helpful fashion. It's particularly unfortunate that Slashdot chose to post... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:04 PM to: Spam
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December Spamcon Newsletter Released

Link: Issue #32: Harming Spammers Fiscally Proves Tricky The December email newsletter from Spamcon has just been published. It talks about why AOL's anti-spam lawsuits are helpful, even though AOL... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:06 PM to: Spam
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He's Dead, Jim

Here is another update--maybe the final update--on my "invasion of privacy" spammer. (first posted Dec 23 and updated Dec 29) It appears that our spammer is no longer with us.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:15 PM to: Spam
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