roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
Interesting. My spamometer is back down to 1606 spmo (spams per month). It peaked earlier this month at 2400, but it's been going down lately. Permanent damage to the relevant botnets? Or just a holiday lull caused by lots of people turning their computers off while they visit the family?
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
Incidentally, the companies whose penny-stocks are being pumped (and subsequently dumped) by that plague of spam I've been fascinated by lately? They seem clueless.

Sorry if I've been talking too much about this lately. I'm just fascinated by the fact that a small cadre of Russian hackers have been able to do so much damage. We're living in a subplot from a Charlie Stross novel, or something; I can't help but keep one eye on it.
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
2091 spams per month

Spam is now 91% of all email sent. September to October saw a 59% increase in spam volume.

So man, how about them Russians?
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
So I recently dropped a mild, albeit Satan-centric, kvetch about my increasing spam levels?

Gmail deletes spam after 30 days, so the unread count of one's spam folder is more akin to a speedometer than a grand total. I mentioned that the "speed" used to be hovering around 666? That was in August-and-earlier of this year. Three months later, it's more than doubled.

Turns out lots of people have the same story. Here's why. (via Daring Fireball's linklist.)
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)

I remember back when there were only 666 spams in that folder!
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
Best spam ever.

Subject line: "It is pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue"

Body text:
[attached image: a pitch for viagra, beginning: "1. Would you like to have an unbelievable sex during all the night?" Well, not if it's dark out. I'll be eaten by a grue.]

[url to dodgy-ass Russian pharma-slinger]

[paragraph and a half of Anna Karenina.]

Also, I was totally going to post library pictures, but as it turns out, I am IN THE LIBRARY, and they won't let me use FTP. HA-HA. Well, later.

HAY BRO!

Feb. 12th, 2006 09:17 pm
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
Am I trippin, or did I just get spam from one of the gay gym bunnies from Final Fantasy VII?

"BRO!!!!" )
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Spam tank)
Re: Darwinist Pharmaceutical

Hells NO I ain't takin' that. Yikes.

ALSO ALSO ALSO! Guess what I learned from a banner ad on Goats.com? Gossip has a new album coming out at the end of the month. KRS has an advance mp3 on their front page. Also, their new drummer is really cute; I saw her play at Ladyfest.

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