Friday 17 August 2007

This Weblog, "Never fails to entertain and inform..."

"...particularly if you're interested in spam, malware and the like"


Well, we like Angela Gunn's Tech_Space too. Proof, if proof were needed, that USA Today isn't just for getting slid under the hotel door first thing in the morning.

Hat tip: Joyce Carpenter for finding the Weird Converter in the first place.

Wednesday 15 August 2007

Kate Bush on The Kenny Everett Video Show

It's 1979 all over again. Simple times...

[Hat tip: k8_fan]

It's hard to believe Kenny's been gone for over 12 years.

Tuesday 14 August 2007

Spam Causing Email Exodus?

I was asked an interesting question earlier this week. Paraphrased:
With the sheer number of people using semi-proprietary closed systems such as Facebook or Myspace for their personal and business communication, might they be serious contenders for a real spam solution?
Some time ago, I wrote about the, "People are stopping using email" meme. I said then that it's not so much that people are turning their backs on email as a medium, but that they have a wider choice of media available to them now -- such as IM, SMS, and social network websites. They're just more likely to choose the medium best suited to the task. Nothing's changed my mind since then.

Having said that, feel free to poke me, follow me, LinkIn, or whatever.

To paraphrase Meng Weng Wong's recent curry-inspired trendmap, all such media attract spammers if they become sufficiently popular. Lest we forget, spam was first a big problem on USENET -- email came later.

Sunday 12 August 2007

Radicati Group's website defaced

Oh dear.

Looks like got defaced. Or at least that somebody injected a meta redirection tag.