Archive for May, 2004


Referer Inspection

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Yes I know it’s “Referrer”, that is unless it’s the HTTP specification.

How is it I get a hundred hits a day from this page? Sure, there’s a link to me on it, and a bogus unnecessary broken image reference to my page (and every other page on it) that causes a hit every time someone opens it but do hundreds of people actually visit this gawdawful noisy page every day?


Spam sender names revisited

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

Recently I showed you some of the ridiculous fictitious spam sender names that have been filling my inbox lately.

Today I got one that sums up my entire spam folder – the sender was “Unopened S. Abundant”


Spam to the rescue?

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

I forgot to plug in the power for my new laptop last night. I worked on it all evening, went to bed, and came down to find it outta juice this morning.

I thought to myself – that’s great, it lasted three hours while I was using it last night, I wonder how long it kept going after that? Not having any logging happening, I wondered how I’d figure it out.

It turned out to be pretty simple. I checked my spam folder (all my spam gets identified by Simplefilter and put in a folder). The steady stream of spam stopped at 4:30am. I deleted them all, and when I retrieved my email again, the first one was from 4:31am.

<sarcasm>Good old reliable spam. </sarcasm>