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Searching for Catchall Domains?

I received an odd spam this morning. It was sent to a nonsense address at one of my domains that still has the catchall enabled. The body of the message Return-Path: Received: from (unknown []) by (Postfix) with SMTP id 88836400001 for ; Wed, 22 Aug 2007 05:01:14 -0400 (EDT) Received: from […] Registry spam

I just received some spam to my email address that was in my old Network Solutions domain registration Whois listing. The spam is from (view the whois information for The spammers at are hiding behind Network Solutions’ service. I am so glad that I left NSI entirely a few weeks ago. […]

Domain Return Address in a Spam Run

Wow, it’s been a while since one of my domains was used as the return address in a spam run. 2,630 bounces, so a fairly small run. Wish I had captured the body content. Oh well, ever since the spammers won a battle by forcing me to turn off my catchall addresses, it’s been more […]

Multi-Player Desktop Tower Defense

Remember Desktop Tower Defense? The multiplayer version is almost out. It’s being worked on by Casual Collective. I was invited to be part of the Beta program yesterday, and since then I’ve blown nearly 90 minutes of live playing against other people in real time. The game play is almost exactly the same. But some […]

Technorati Slowdown?

So I’m checking my status/rank at various sites and discover that my Technorati rank is non-existent, as I never claimed my blog when I changed my url from /blog/ to /journal/ . But several times as I’ve been using the Technorati web site, I’ve noticed that pages are coming up very slowly, and a few […]

Web Browser Usage Update

Bask in March 2006, I wrote in Web Browser Usage about the six main web browsers (MS IE, Firefox, Safari, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera) that are used by visitors to one of the sites I manage. The site these logs are generated from is a small site that is not actively updated any longer. I’ve updated […]

Vistaprint Still Sucks (pt 3)

I swear, you just can’t make this stuff up. From VistaPrint’s privacy policy: Deactivation of Your Account. You may also request deactivation of your VistaPrint account by contacting Customer Care at or by writing to the address below and requesting account deactivation. Please note that some information may remain in our archived records after […]

Vistaprint Still Sucks (pt 2)

So, yesterday evening I email my account deactivation request to Today just after 8am Eastern I got some RRR (not quite XXX) porn spam to the unique email address I gave only to Vistaprint. Wow, spam from a third party sent to an email address only given to Vistaprint? A coincidence? I don’t think […]

Vistaprint Still Sucks

So, three and a half months after “closing” my account with Vistaprint (see Vistaprint sucks for details) guess what I got in the postal mail today? Junk mail from some loser motivation speaker series addressed to me with my tagged postal address. I always give a unique shipping address to companies I order stuff from. […]

Spam with Numeric Subject and Short Hex Body

Over the past 12 hours or so, I’ve received a handful of email messages from around the world. The Subject is a series of numbers, 4 to 6 digits. The only text in the body is a group of eight hexadecimal characters. I don’t see a correlation between any of the info in the messages, […]