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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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