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Letters to the World

31-Aug-2004

But what does the V stand for?

Filed under: Spam — codeman38 @ 8:17 pm

OK, this spam is just getting insane. The latest Ridiculously Obvious Pseudonyms from the spam files:

“Savageness V. Forgo”
“Missy V. Precipitating”
“Evinced Q. Penknife”
“Dodders U. Supplanting”
“Remover V. Wintergreen”

These things just seem to be getting more and more absurd…

30-Aug-2004

Spam, spam, medications and spam

Filed under: Spam — codeman38 @ 9:59 am

From the spam files… All of these, uh, individuals, were selling medications:

“Chipping H. Squareness”
“Cogent H. Foraged”
“Parishes A. Employers”
“Postoperative E. Calcified”
“Republish H. Vassal”

Once again, I ask: Who do these spammers think they’re fooling?

Edited to add: Just after I originally posted this, I received solicitations from “Longhorns A. Gesticulation” and “Spec Q. Termly”. The spamonyms have returned in full force!

28-Aug-2004

The spamonyms just don’t stop

Filed under: Spam — codeman38 @ 11:39 am

Still more bizarre pseudonyms taken from the From lines of junk e-mail:

“Narration H. Hangnail”, “Satirizes J. Bucolics”, “Expense F. Bellyache”, and “Beatifies A. Backwards” were all trying to sell me medications.

Meanwhile, “Socorro’Looney” was trying to sell me a mortgage. Or, more accurately, a “mort[gage]”. Hey, can’t be any more looney than Senor Cardgage

26-Aug-2004

Clumsy ramblings

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:22 pm

Aiee. I’m such a klutz, it’s pathetic. :-\

Y’see, Mercer University was co-sponsoring a concert by rock band Sister Hazel in the new University Center, and students got free admission as part of the deal. So I decided to go. Though it was a bit loud, I got over it quickly enough, and by the time they got to their biggest hits, I was getting quite heavily into it.

But that’s not what I’m ranting about.

No, I’m ranting about the fact that this event once again proved how much of a klutz I am.

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18-Aug-2004

Ah, old-school bitmappy goodness

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:40 pm

Though this will probably only interest a few of you, I’ve added several new Bitmap Font Writer fonts to my font page. Enjoy.

Return of the cow-puter

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:19 am

Oh, yeah, I’m back on my own laptop now– yes, the one I sent off for service earlier this month. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t post about it earlier– probably because I’ve just been so glad to have it back in working condition, with the display panel actually readable and with the fractures repaired that had been causing the USB ports not to work consistently. So yeah, I’m happy.

Anyway, classes start tomorrow today, in less than eleven hours, to be more specific… I suppose I’d better get to bed before too long.

16-Aug-2004

Sweaty musing of the day

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 4:47 pm

I’ve been living in Georgia since I was born– come December, that will have been 22 years– and I still find the summer heat and humidity to be utterly oppressive at times. It’s sad, I know, but unfortunately it’s all too true…

11-Aug-2004

The latest from the nonsensical spam files

Filed under: Spam — codeman38 @ 8:15 am

All formatting, of course, is exactly as in the original. As is all the nonsensical gibberish. Only the link has been changed, to avoid promoting the spammer’s site.

Subject: Cheaper than curium acumen
From: “Dwight Gardner” <seauilzf@christian.com>

Hey Georgia,

All discount M-E-D prices you asked about are ready.
T VIC_XAN_CIAL-VAL-ALL OTHERS can be sent right to your door.
Everything is here_ No Dr VISIT
GO HERE FOR WHAT YOU NEED.

Also strabismic share axe and buteo hashish.
Ty thinks avuncular biz rapt.

ALL M-E-D-S!,

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way you will command the attention of the world. – George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

PKgdaR2hkn Ill moider da bum. – Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento; when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

Yeah, that curium acumen is pretty expensive, I must admit…

09-Aug-2004

In which ‘Microsoft’ and ‘robust’ are used in the same sentence

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 10:38 pm

I was just trying to install Windows XP SP2 on my dad’s old computer, when right in the midst of the install, the computer decided to randomly freeze up, as it is sometimes wont to do.

I rebooted into safe mode, and guess what? It actually managed to recover from the crashed install, getting me to a point where I could safely uninstall it. I was expecting far worse, but in the end, I didn’t even need to get my Windows CD out to do a manual uninstall!

Wow. Who’d have expected Microsoft to actually write an installation procedure that robust?

06-Aug-2004

Don’t know much about geography

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:16 pm

This is just funny: Fool’s World Map, a map based upon the geographical misunderstandings of a whole lot of people. Let’s just say that, as directionally impaired as I may be, I’m not even remotely as bad as some of the people who’ve inspired this! (via BoingBoing)

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