Who’s next?

UK spammer jailed. 6 Years. Those Brits — always ahead of the curve!

It’s official — they can no longer roll their eyes

So, this email arrived this morning… Return-Path: askarana@hotmail.com Received: from hotmail.com (bay16-f9.bay16.hotmail.com []) by dselwyn.they.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id C451478003 for < *redacted*@they.com>; Tue, 8 Nov 2005 05:15:54 -0600 (CST) Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC; Tue, 8 Nov 2005 03:15:44 -0800 Message-ID: Received: from by by16fd.bay16.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP; Tue,… Continue reading It’s official — they can no longer roll their eyes

Pain in the disk…

So, the primary hard disk of they.com died. Actually, from a sysadmin point of view, only the secondary disk died (/home). So, all user data was lost, but all the configuration files (/etc) are intact. Everyone else believes the primary disk died. I’ll leave the evil sysadmin grin to your imagination… Oh, and most of… Continue reading Pain in the disk…

Privacy is important

AIM’s New Terms Of Service should give you pause. They say that you should run gaim, and use the jabber protocol.

They are converting to wordpress

Since slashcode was, er, stagnating. The packages on debian (even debian-unstable) were ancient, and trying to upgrade caused a major problem with posting. WordPress puts out nice valid HTML, uses CSS extensively, has many fantastic plugins, and is much faster and less memory-intense. So far, they like it! Downside? If you had an account before,… Continue reading They are converting to wordpress

Sometimes, the right thing is done…

For years, they have been looking for XML weather data, to no avail. Now, weatherroom.com is offering XML feeds of local weather data and forecasts. Perhaps it is being fed by screen scraping, but this is excellent! Three cheers for weatherroom.com!

Email is dead.

They did not want to recognise the evidence: Verisign and their wildcard fiasco preventing spam-blocking for forged, non-existent domains DDoS attacks taking out many effective blacklists Loud complaining about blocking email Inane bitching and sniping about tagging email An Oklahoma judge overriding the requests of 50 million people In short, you are all owned by… Continue reading Email is dead.

Another rare but well-done medium

The good folks at San Diego regional jazz band Cool Blue played every Wednesday at the restaurant they were eating in. They bought their album, and imagine that you might like to do so as well. Should they.com get permission, they will post an MP3 or two as impetus.

Categorized as new, pop

So much spam news, so little time

a new dnsbl, sbbl.they.com, is available for public use. Recommended usage is only as a high score within spamassassin (or similar). Shame on MAPS for screwing and harassing one of their ex-employees. They no longer use MAPS, but instead encourage everyone to investigate using SPEWS, Osirusoft, and to use (and if at all possible, support)… Continue reading So much spam news, so little time