Scott Hardie | January 14, 2002
Okay, I know I post about spam too often. I have this love-hate relationship with it: Even though I hate getting it more than I can express in words, I continually find myself either amused by the content of it or impressed by the techniques that it uses. Case in point, I got two interesting pieces of spam today. One was programmed so that the delete button wouldn't work. I loaded the message in Outlook Express, and tried to press DEL to get rid of it, and a box informed me that such key wasn't valid. I had to drag it to Deleted Items. The other was a trio of xxx messages that took over my screen, 100%, to show me their message, which was very xxx-rated. I'm glad I didn't open that one at an office.


Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.


Other Discussions Started by Scott Hardie

Funeratic Hockey 2015

As discussed elsewhere, we're starting up a fantasy hockey league, and it has to start fast because the professional season is already underway. Go »

Farm Villains

A disgruntled former writer for AOL's content farm complains about his experience. If the article doesn't make it clear, one of the rising business models on the web is to generate massive amounts of text content with highly desirable word combinations in order to attract clicks, which drive up ad impressions, which generates revenue. Go »

Cookies are a Sometimes Security Threat

It's 2005 for Christ's sake. When are people going to stop being paranoid about cookies? (link) Apparently the NSA is in hot water because their site created persistent cookies, and this goes against White House instructions on the matter. Go »

Rubbish Riddle

Another weird thing has been happening to Kelly and me lately. It has me stumped. Our rental house came with one trash can, but it's rather small and the lid doesn't fasten tightly, so we don't use it. Go »

Weekly Reader?

A survey reports that one in four American adults did not read a single book in the last year. Of those that did read, the average number of books read in the last year was seven. Go »

A More Secure TC?

Melissa, I hope you don't mind me posting this here. I apologize if you do. Being in a profession where she is scrutinized by strangers for any deficiency, Melissa wrote to me today asking whether I'd consider changing her last name on this site back to her maiden name. Go »