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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · June
· · · · 16 (4 entries)

Practical Airport Anthropology · We went to the air­port yes­ter­day to pick up our friend Sal­ly, in­bound from Aus­tralia for a sum­mer va­ca­tion part­ly with us. Which kicked off two largely-unrelated lines of thought that are not quite large enough to de­serve their own es­says. The big thing is the an­gle you hold your hips when you hug ...
 
Pie · Ex­ten­sion? The no­tion of hav­ing a base set of re­quired com­po­nents and a bunch of op­tion­al ones grouped in­to mod­ules makes all sorts of sense. But why the word “extension?” Al­so, the phrase “Standard extension” grates a bit. Why not just say “optional modules?” I’m not a Wi­ki vet­er­an, if I were would I just go and bung this change in? ...
 
Blogs and Ink Under the Fingernails · For many years, the world of pub­lish­ing tech­nol­o­gy has gath­ered to talk and shop at the twice-yearly Sey­bold Sem­i­nars. This Septem­ber in San Fran there will be some we­blog­ging ses­sions, I’m go­ing and there are some open slot­s, check it out ...
 
Spamapalooza! · Help! I’m get­ting like a cou­ple of hun­dred spams per hour re­layed through rbof53-01-p177.gt.saix.net (SAIX is a South African ISP) to ev­ery per­mu­ta­tion of two or three let­ters @tex­tu­al­i­ty.­com. They are a clas­sic 419 spam al­leged­ly from rizu­ma@join­me.­com, but I’ve nev­er seen this pat­tern be­fore. It all gets caught by the spam fil­ter, but tex­tu­al­i­ty.­com is just a POP­mail ad­dress and I can’t imag­ine good things will hap­pen if I just ig­nore it and fail to of­fload the crap from my ISP reg­u­lar­ly. This isn’t an ir­ri­tan­t, this is an out­right as­sault. The phone num­ber in South Africa is +27-83-570-6267. Is there any­thing I can do? (Later: got my ISP to drop any­thing that’s not specif­i­cal­ly to tbray on the floor, but what a shock. I sup­pose if you’re any big com­pa­ny, there are a cou­ple of dozen of these turkeys pound­ing you at any giv­en mo­men­t. Yow.)
 
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