Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
# 3:20:00 PM:

Uplifting and floral

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Here is an amazing and inspiring (and bizarre) story from Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, who, I didn't realize until I read it, has not been able to speak for a year and a half. There's not even a hint of his trademark cynicism in the tale.

Completely unrelated is a new variety of spam I've been dealing with: exhortations to send flowers. I've seen a whole flood of emails, and especially forum and comment spam in the places I administer, saying "Send flowers!" with a ton of the usual spammy links to places that seem to be about ordering flowers online.

While I still hate it, it is an improvement over the usual stock, mortgage, Nigerian money, and sex dreck. Maybe spammers are trying to get their previous victims to apologize to their loved ones for all that money wasted on stock and mortgage scams, fake African millionaires, and various enhancement products?


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