August 29, 2003

My Unhappy Pussy

This is not one of my typical hard-hitting, entertaining (not to mention fair and balanced) blog postings. Instead, it's an article about my sad kitty cat.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:31 PM to: My Happy Life
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August 25, 2003

Texas AG Weighs in on Spam

Link: Can Texas Lasso Spam? The linked article, from the Foat Wurth Startlegram, discusses the pending Texas spam law and quotes me being skeptical. It says the Texas Attorney General... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:13 PM to: Spam
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August 22, 2003

Top Sobig Morons: Pace Enterprises

I previously ranted about moronware virus scanners. Now I shall rant about the morons who run them. I thought I'd look at some of the Sobig.F bounce messages I'm getting... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:51 PM to: The Net
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August 20, 2003

Continuing Adventures in the Land of Software Morons

I'm not seeing so much of the Sobig.F worm. What I am seeing, however, is dozens and dozens of reports generated by virus scanners written by morons. Most every email... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:45 PM to: The Net
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August 19, 2003

Surf's Up

I heart trashy instrumental guitar music. Now, I can get a weekly dose, at the Hot Rod Surfin' Party every Monday night (9-12) at Beerland, Texas. This surf showcase is... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:47 PM to: Austin
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August 18, 2003

Bloggers Protest, Nobody Cares

Last week offered yet another reality check on how disconnected webloggers can be from the real world. Last Friday was Fair and Balanced Friday. I participated along with scores of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:28 PM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging, Current Events
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August 15, 2003

Emusic.com Hits a Sour Note

This was supposed to be a glowing review of a wonderful music download service. That was a great plan, until I actually tried to use it. I had high hopes... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:47 PM to: The Net
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Fair and Balanced: A Note to my Readers

Thank you for visiting my humble weblog. I know there are something like 50 or 60 other blogs on the Interweb you could be reading instead of mine. I am... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:54 AM to: Administrivia, Current Events
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August 14, 2003

postping: A Utility for Trackback Aggregation

Link: Software Archive: postping In one of the earlier incarnations of the Austin Bloggers web site, we used a simple utility to aggregate trackback pings into a meta-blog. This system... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:59 PM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging, Software
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August 12, 2003

Microsoft Issues Patch for Buggy Lawsuit

Link: Microsoft says sorry to 'spammer' This is a followup to an article I posted in June. Microsoft had just unleashed a torrent of lawsuits against spammers. It appeared, however,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:53 AM to: Spam
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August 07, 2003

News on the Texas Spam Law

Link: Legislation signals round one in the battle of spam. (News 8 Austin) In the linked story, I talked to News 8 Austin about the impending Texas spam law. Regular... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:23 PM to: Austin, Spam
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Just Ignore the GWF

I was reading a mailing list yesterday, where ISP abuse desk personnel were complaining about the morons who run crummy firewall software on their home computers and call support with... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:51 PM to: The Net
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August 06, 2003

Spam of the Month: Aug 2003

We are less than a week into the month, and I'm pretty sure I've got this month's winner already. This spam comes from Hong Kong, with a subject of: Subject:... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:29 PM to: Spam
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August 03, 2003

Ain't no Apricot Seeds in the Pokey

Link: Bellerose Man Convicted Of Selling Apricot Pits As Remedy Jason Vale was never one of the most significant spammers, but he was one of the more persistent and... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:00 PM to: Spam
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