Out of the Blue

First off thanks for all the feedback, both positive and negative, about advertising. I appreciate those willing to communicate about this in spite of their unhappiness, and cannot express enough gratitude to all of you expressing support for what's going on here.

To change tracks, I mentioned wanting to comment on the Sobig virus that's running around the internet at the moment. As some of the reports about this point out, this is a particularly persistent worm, sending out such a flood of mail that at its peak, they were probably rolling in the door here at a rate of 10 per minute. This is all part of the game, but the thing that's making me crazier by the minute is the flood of rejection messages from mail servers and user's anti-virus software warning that I have sent them a virus. Obviously (to me at least) I did not actually send the offending mail... that's one of the aspects of these worms is how they spoof their originating e-mail address, so users and ISPs who try to help are actually causing as big a problem as the original mails to which they are responding. In fact, for someone like me, whose ISP is filtering these mails out at the server level (but they know better than to bounce back these notifications), I'm getting none of the worm mails, and hundreds (literally) of bounce messages. Yeesh.

Link of the Day: Ray guns 01.
Stories of the Day: Forgotten Elvis song set for release.
Whale leaps aboard sailing boat. Thanks Travis McPherson.
Earache Brazilian loses more than hearing. Thanks Big Electric Cat.
The End is Near: Porn Candidate Offers Date to Big Donors. Thanks Peter Binazeski.
Wild Science: New 'sex pills' may put heat on Viagra. Some stiff competition.
The Japan Times Online.
Weird Science: Algae threatens to smother Baltic.
Feds Want to Track the Homeless.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Ray Guns
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Ray Guns Aug 21, 2003, 15:51
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Go to the bottom of the "Ray Guns" page and check out the statistics (and watch out for the popups). Despite being in a foreign language, it's funy to see how much of a spike in traffic the guy got today - he was getting just a few hits per day - around 50-100, but closer to 300 the past two days. Today, he's at 5200 and still counting. I gotta get my site linked on Bluesnews! Or Slashdot.

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