Isotropic is …
... my personal blog.
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Tag Archives: spam
28 Oct 2009
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor infinite loops …
This message is becoming an old friend: This message was created automatically by mail delivery software. A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its recipients after more than 2448 hours on the queue on [deleted]. [… cut info about message …] No action is required on your […]
12 May 2009
Yay! FTC probes car warranty ‘robo-calls’. I’ve only received a couple of these calls on my cell, and a couple at work, unlike some poor individuals who keep getting called.
16 Feb 2009
I’ve noticed an increase in spam from VerifiedSpam.com . I smirk when I read the disingenuous No, this isn’t spam email. It’s penetrating online established communities relative to your website, product or services. Not only does this increase SEO & Web Traffic, but by targeting forums relative to your online activity, you are able to […]
11 Sep 2008
Poor Kelly, her msn keeps stopping but she would like to chat with me. Actually, it looks like her email and online accounts keep getting stuck too, since every time I hear from her, she has a different email address and a different “always online” location. Wow, she sure gets around alot! I suppose it’s […]
07 Sep 2008
More candidates for hell … Just as I was finishing my previous post, my phone announced I’d received a new text message. Even though it was 05:29, I wasn’t surprised because my friends know I keep unusual hours. However, it was SMS spam; in particular, stock spam. Who in their right mind would buy any […]
02 Aug 2008
The Nadir of Advertising
In Quirky Spam I described a special corner of hell for email spammers. Well, I’ve found them some neighbors. I occasionally look through my spam for a few moments of entertainment — or is it more like gawking at car wreck as you drive by? Well, whatever. I recently came across one with the subject […]
04 Jun 2008
It’s Your Fault
This article at NewScientist, Malicious software threatens internet economy, by Colin Barras & Tom Simonite, summarizes an OECD report: Malware: A security threat to the Internet economy (PDF). I’ve selected a few items from the summary: most malware infections (93%) occur on home users’ computers around one in four personal computers in the US – […]