November 30, 2003

And So It Begins

I knew once Congress passed the CAN-SPAM act it would only be a matter of time before the spammers responded. The response I expected would be for them to start... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:10 PM to: Spam
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November 26, 2003

Popular Spam Protection Technique Doesn't Work

Spammers obtain their list of victims primarily by harvesting web pages. They use special address extraction software that will spider a site and extract all of the email addresses off... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:03 PM to: Spam
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November 25, 2003

Happy Blogaversary (urp!) to Me

One year ago this week, I became one of the cool kids. I started my weblog. I sense the breathless "blogging will change the world" fad is receding. Still, I... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:15 AM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging
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November 24, 2003

Don't be Stupid, be a Smarty

I've puttered around with PHP programming a bit. Until this month, I had not used it for any significant projects. Although PHP may be better suited for web applications than,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:38 AM to: Software
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November 21, 2003

Reviewing S.877

Link: Substitute Version of S.877 (CAN-SPAM) (110KB PDF document) C-Net is reporting that the U.S. House and Senate have reached a compromise on the CAN-SPAM act. The bill has passed... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:38 PM to: Spam
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Bye Bye, Ma Bell

I just phoned SBC and asked them to terminate my phone service. Come Monday, I will be without wired phone service. Between cable Internet and cellular phone, it just wasn't... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:16 PM to: My Happy Life, Spam, Technology
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November 20, 2003

My Sister, the Artisan

Link: A dazzling success: Franklin woman crafts popular beaded jewelry (link removed) My little pipsqueak sister just got a nice writeup in her local daily. She has been crafting jewelry... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:55 PM to: My Happy Life
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November 19, 2003

Searching for a Domain Registrar

Google Keywords: domain registrar, Dotster, spam, stupid gits. Although not the cheapest, I've been satisfied with Dotster as a domain registrar. Then, they decided to spam the tech contact of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:13 PM to: Spam, The Net
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November 18, 2003

On the Road: Bubba Ho-tep is Coming

Last week, I was disappointed to see that Lost in Translation had left the Alamo Village before I had a chance to see it. I was quite pleased, however, to... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:35 PM to: Austin, My Happy Life
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On the Road: Eight Hours in Hell Houston

Thanks to an unexpected weather event, the three hour drive from Houston to Austin took over eight. Floodwaters blocked I-10, forcing rush-hour traffic to divert through neighborhoods winding along one-lane... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:25 AM to: My Happy Life
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November 15, 2003

On the Road: Blogging from New Orleans

It's nice to see that Austin isn't the only city that's discovered that wireless freakin' rocks. Even New Orleans has wireless. I'm currently sitting at PJ's Coffee (screenshot of lame... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:25 AM to: My Happy Life
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November 11, 2003

KGSR: Attack of the One Hit Wonders

It's been ages since I've listened to radio for long periods of time. Maybe I'll catch ten minutes here or there while driving around town. When I'm at home, I... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:10 PM to: Austin
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