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a leader in an exploding industry. (12 Dec 2005 at 15:07)
I had a great weekend! And now it is time to go back to work. I'm 12 pages into my thesis proposal, taking care to be as coherent as possible, and I expect to develop blistering callouses on my fingers from typing so hard over the next few days. I just served up my last Twelf tutorial for the week. This freelance logical framework tutor is now closed for the holidays (by which I mean CSD Black Friday).

In the current episode of Problems with the CS Facilities—a new weekly serial—Adam informed me that the CS mail servers are now listed in several spam blacklists, some of which are in use by the rest of CMU—so even some mail sent or forwarded within the university is getting spam filtered. This problem does not appear to affect me, at least when e-mailing my CMU buddies, perhaps because I am now a vegetarian. But it made me paranoid about reading through my spam folder, where I discovered the following gem:

"SOLD OUT - Cheap viagrna for sale"


I think this one is self-explanatory.
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effika (ip68-97-53-2.ok.ok.cox.net) – 12.12.05 22:33:57
Here's to waiting much to long to write huge thesis-related papers!
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.12.05 23:33:23
Cheers, effika!
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MrBawn (ac9867b5.ipt.aol.com) – 12.15.05 14:42:39
Server blacklisting has got to be the absolute worst method of spam filtration. And why do edu servers ever get on those lists? I ran into this problem earlier this year when I interviewed for my current job from a unc.edu email address.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 12.15.05 15:26:46
Well, I guess they block them because they are open relays, or something.
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Don (acs-24-154-50-225.zoominternet.net) – 12.16.05 14:51:07
Who WOULDN'T sell out for a big heaping plate of cheap viargna?!!!!
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