Tag: Internet

  • When everyone is away…

    ..and you have the whole connection to yourself 🙂

  • Safari 4

    The new Safari 4 beta refused to launch for me. Plug-ins are the usual suspects with browser failures. I was using the wonderfully useful Glims and a quick search of the Interweb revealed a couple of lines to paste into the Terminal….

    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Glims/

    sudo rm -rf /Library/InputManagers/Glims/

    A quick Restart and Safari 4 is working – this very post is coming from it 🙂


    If you need to get back to version 3 there is an Uninstaller on the Safari 4 [W:.dmg] which will put you back to where you were.

    Glims Updated: 25th Feb
    A new version of Glims is now available.

    Not that we didn’t know something was cooking at Apple but we didn’t expect it to be released so fast. We apologize for any problems we may have caused and hope you keep enjoying our plugin.

    Indeed we shall.

  • The Amazing Bouncing Spam


    At 6:30 on Thursday (17/04/08) evening about 10 bounced spam emails arrived – someone having used my domain to send their spam. I had had a flurry of similar activity last year but that soon dried up. Over the next couple of days the number would edge towards 4500. On Friday 200 an hour were arriving.

    Alarmingly some were “Out Of Office” auto-responses. I assume if anyone actually replied to the thing it would come back to me but replying to spam is never a good idea.

    Several used some form of filtering service like Sendo or MailMarshal.

    Most had the body of the message removed but from the few that had it intact it was apparently a link to bonmerfiket.net or Legal RX Medications as they like to be known. They have a splendid Anti Spam policy but you would not want to type your details into their form nor enter any financial details into their online order form – even though they claim years of experience, which is really impressive, but probably not too many customers in their early days.

    Samuel Stimms seems to be somewhat elusive but if he actually existed he is probably related to Alex Polyakov who is usually high on the Spamhaus most wanted list.

    If only everybody used a Mac we could be spared such things 😉

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