October 2003 Archives

lewislau.com spammed...

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I have always hated unsolicited "garbage senders". From the olden days of junk mail in my college mailbox to email spam today, it basically did nothing but 1)force me to buy a shredder, and 2)force me to buy anti-spam software.

Now I find that my site is slowly populated with spam as well. What really concerns me is WHO is actually doing it - for a while now I have been removing two "contributors" to comments on my site - one called himself onyeoru onyeze, with an address at obihart@onebox.com, and another didn't even bother to leave a name - just a link to mugu@mugu.com...

Doing a search today I discover that both these addresses seem real shady, especially it appears that their only existence is on guestbooks on the internet, and always comments that do not make any sense...

Then an alarming note - one post by mugu@mugu.com actually contains nothing but racist opinion (while praising Saddam Hussein), while the other obihart@onebox.com populates the internet with false names supposedly living in Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan (by the way all countries where anti-american sentiments are strong)... here is an example of BOTH of them on the same site... a Russian anti-nuclear site, it seems.

I would be the first to admit, I occasionally shoot off what's on my mind before thinking, but these identities seem to have been created solely for the purpose of filling a site with garbage. If they really want to make a point, they should not hide behind false e-mail addresses.

Worse yet, I worry that these comments are used as a messaging system for people plotting terroristic acts... I truly hope that is not the case, but just to be careful I have placed their IP address on my BANNED list of "commenters".

What happened to having a web site just for family and friends to ENJOY...? :(

It's been a while...


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... since I had any good news to report - until now - my friend Danielle got married! I was invited to their wedding (but unfortunately I didn't get to take any good pictures at all - battery ran out before the actual fun started!)...

This is what happened - Saturday was the wedding and the party, but I had to fly out to Chicago for our annual GraphExpo show, so I tried real hard to not have fun... but failed miserably.

The reception was a lot of fun, but I was really disappointed for not able to make it to the 2nd part of the party, on Sunday at Danielle and Chris' new home...


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