November 9th, 2009

Captain Obvious

Spam count from 9am yesterday - noon today.


I'm thinking it's about time I dusted off the old whitelist script again, that bounces any email sent to me from an email address that's not pre-approved...

On another note: How do spammers get my email address? I never type it into web forms (that's what is for), I don't have it published in text form anywhere...

Edit: I first made a backup copy of, then edited my /etc/postfix/ Then used /etc/init.d/postfix restart to restart the mail system. Upon attempting to send an email from an outside domain, the following DNSBLs were dead and had to be removed from the .cf:,,,

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Captain Obvious

"Office Space" was a documentary.

"That's an actual company. I know. They wanted me to work there. No, I know what you're thinking, and I'm not delusional, and I'm not projecting my own issues on to the canvas of the movie. There are just too many of the details that line up. I wish I could tell you the name of the company, but there's no way I'm going to remember it, and at this late a date I probably can't even find it with a Google search. You see, there were a lot of companies in that particular business niche at the time, and after I got fired from MasterCard, there were about a dozen of them that were desperate to hire me. All of them offered to pay my relocation, and offered me a 50% salary increase over my already fairly impressive $48k/yr salary from MasterCard. Only one of them was from Austin, Texas, though, and the urban landscape in that movie is unmistakable to anyone who's seen even pictures of the real Austin, Texas. (If one needs more proof, let me point out that Mike Judge is from Texas; the only place he would know that would have that particular job would have been in Austin, the "technology capital of Texas.")"