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Friday, May 24, 2002
Oh, Were You Waiting For Me?
Oops. Bad me. I didn't want to make her feel guilty for blowing off our 1 PM meeting on a day when we were allowed to leave early. I just wanted to make sure she didn't need to meet before I left for the day. Which I need to do, if I'm going to search for a cable to fix my ailing hard drive and to wash a load of laundry and vacuum before the Boyfriend comes over. But it came out all wrong, and she apologized and said how awful she felt. Which, again, was not the intended result. I don't like being mean when I don't mean to.
At least I got my friend's flier finished. Mark your calendars!
04:10 PM PST (link)
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Handier than Jack Handy.
What do you do when there's a string coming off your only pair of scissors?
I am saddened to tell the world that there is already a typeface called Casey, but it's only available in Ultrabold and Ultrawide. I'm trying not to take this personally.
Regarding the featherless chicken, the researcher in charge of the project said, "Feathers are a waste. The chickens are using feed to produce something that has to be dumped and the farmers have to waste electricity to overcome the fact." I have to wonder...what does this man's hair look like? (Link via the Roommate.)
For Miss R. "Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns." -- Mitch Ratcliffe (More technology quotes)
12:26 AM PST (link)
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Get Bad Karma Now! Ask Me How!
Earlier today I was laughing at dumb spam email titles ("Homosexual Lesbians Get it On!" "Collage(sic) Singles In their Dorm") Now I'm concerned about spam in a slightly more personal way. I just got a failure notice from Yahoo that it couldn't deliver my email "Want a Bigger Penis?" to at least five recipients on my list. That's fine, except, of course, that I never sent any such email. I'm not entirely sure (forged email headers still confuse me a little,) but it appears that someone used a random email address with my other domain name as their spoofed "From" and "Reply-to" email addresses. Lovely. Time will tell if this is what happened, and how many people their list included.
An idle thought: would vegetarian email solicitors send out Wham instead?
UPDATE: Of course Abuse recognised it as a forged address immediately: "When a spammer forges mail in your domain, it is very irritating, but there is little we can do directly to stop this. The best you can do initially is just report this incident to the spammer's providers as normal. See this good guide on complaining to a spammer's provider." Yup, did that, and got no response. If I can ever find the spammer, I could sue them for defamation, though it would likely be expensive and time-consuming. At least the response (canned or otherwise) was appropriate, well-written and respectful, which makes me all the happier with my hosting service.
02:56 AM PST (link)
Monday, May 20, 2002
The Film Exchange Gallery
I'm still working out all the bugs in the page (Windows users, can you see everything ok?) but here are Cory's photos for the Film Exchange Program.
Thanks to Rannie for organizing this!
01:09 AM PST (link)