Categories: "Internet" or "Spamming"

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10/16/07

  11:48:25 am, by Nimble   , 271 words  
Categories: Internet, Travel

British Airways Infant Booking Trouble

As of right now, their online booking system does not handle infants very well. more »

10/04/07

  03:55:02 pm, by Nimble   , 62 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

DRM-Free Resurrection?

Looks like there's been a small revival in the availability of DRM-free music. No major revolution, but you have the advent of Amazon's DRM-free MP3 collection, which contains quite a number of bands, and even the icon of DRM, iTunes, now has "iTunes… more »

09/23/07

  01:49:15 pm, by Nimble   , 52 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Spammers Infiltrate Missouri-Columbia's Site

We got a small swack of spam comments today which point at pages on http://meta.missouri.edu/ serialize/tmp/@top/ (I've broken up the link here so the spammers don't get more traffic). I've sent the webmasters off a warning. UPDATE: Yay, the pages are… more »

09/19/07

  11:48:21 am, by Nimble   , 195 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Spamming

A Place to Gather Intelligence on 1-800 Callers

800notes.com is a simple site with but two purposes: letting people post information on persistent, unknown callers, and looking up such posted information. It helped me look up our of our persistent nuisances, 1-800-566-8064, which seems to do cold… more »

08/24/07

  07:34:03 pm, by Nimble   , 545 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

From Nigeria to U.S. Soldiers

Oh boy - the sources of free money just keep moving around, like some sort of Quantum Leap scenario. Who's got tons of cash and somehow needs me as a willing partner in crime this time? more »

07/29/07

  07:22:41 pm, by Nimble   , 1068 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Another Slight Variation on 419 Scams

I have seen a remarkable decline in the variant of the 419 scam with civil servant/general needing to get millions of dollars out of the country and having chosen you to help with this sub-legal endeavour. The slightly newer take seems to be asking… more »

07/22/07

  01:21:59 am, by Nimble   , 543 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet

Jerks And Their "Malware Scanners"

We show no referrers to the world, but we still get referral spam, i.e. something pretends to have visited your site through someone else's clicks. Referrals used to be a fun way to show who was visiting you. Spammers have crapped all over that feature.… more »

02/07/07

  10:49:09 pm, by Nimble   , 363 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Spam Suicide

While looking into new users who had joined my forum, I would find plenty that had joined up with many blogs over the past little while. Others were nowhere else to be found on the web, but when I went looking for the domain name in question, I got a… more »

02/05/07

  11:53:37 pm, by Nimble   , 603 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Yet Another Phishing Scam

More bullshit designed to bilk people out of their money: Dear Western Union Customer, We regret to inform you that your account will be suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the Western Union community. Per the User… more »

12/20/06

  11:49:46 pm, by Nimble   , 143 words  
Categories: Internet

Alt Keys in Firefox 2.0

Since I am running this blog on b2evolution, and since the built-in editor has a lot of ALT key shortcuts that I really like, when I upgraded to Firefox 2.0, it drove me nuts. The shortcut keys for italicizing and making links no longer operated. Well,… more »

12/14/06

  06:35:51 pm, by Nimble   , 750 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet, People

Sock Puppetry/Happy Esperanto Day!

Sxtrumpetmarionismo/Felicxa Esperanto-Tago In honour of Esperanto Day, December 15, I am also translating this blog entry into Esperanto. I'm sure it's quite an awful translation I've done! Honori Esperanto-Tago, la 15(dek kvin)a de decembro, mi… more »

12/02/06

  04:36:34 am, by Nimble   , 361 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Programming

Forum Software

It's been a while since I've run a forum. I used to run a gardening forum, a couple of hosts ago. I ran the forum under the fairly popular phpBB forum software. It was pretty easy to install, but some of the features made it hard to maintain. A dearth… more »

11/20/06

  08:00:42 pm, by Nimble   , 170 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

Badware

I was trying to look up the lyrics to a few Scissor Sisters songs, since they sound Bee Gees-like and my mother loved the Bee Gees, just because I'd heard that some of their lyrics were questionable. So I click on the first lyrics site (lyrics and… more »

10/26/06

  11:34:15 am, by Nimble   , 468 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, People

Stages Of A New Blogger

Not authoritative in the slightest, but this is what I've observed, from a huge sample size of two people and inferences from elsewhere. Footnotes be gosh darned :) Curiosity The would-be blogger is finally curious enough to wonder what blogging is… more »

09/03/06

  01:10:17 pm, by Nimble   , 133 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Ethics, Internet

From The Ground Up

'Tis a sad thing - it looks like the server my site was on was essentially razed by a hacker. I'll pass along more details as I get them. Rather sad about the timing - I'd been having troubles getting a backup generated for a very long time, but was… more »

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