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Knew it had to happen eventually….

December 29, 2004 Leave a comment

Vioxx topples porn as spam king

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Porn ads slipped down the list of top junk e-mails in 2004, replaced by those hawking online Vioxx prescriptions, ID theft scams and stock pick information, America Online said.

Although “HOT LESBIAN ACTION” made the list of most frequently sent junk e-mails, or spam, lurid displays of pornography are now more easily blocked by filters offered by AOL and other Internet service providers.

The types of spam have also changed considerably and now feature deceptively simple text messages and Web addresses that link to sites, according to AOL, the world's largest Internet service provider and a unit of Time Warner Inc. CNN.com is also a unit of Time Warner Inc.

Junk e-mail senders have also gotten more sophisticated and are now generally controlled by several top “king pin spammers,” the company said.

AOL on Tuesday said junk e-mails received by its subscribers had dropped 75 percent largely due to better built-in filters and blocks, based on a poll of complaints it compiled.

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Sweet tool.

December 29, 2004 Leave a comment

Oh, I may never go back to iJournal. MacJournal is a much better tool, in my opinion.

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Giving MacJournal a try.

December 29, 2004 Leave a comment

I saw today that Mariner Software is now publishing the Mac OS X blogging tool MacJournal, starting next year. I decided to give it a try, since it has LiveJournal support. Will it beat out iJournal as my primary blogging tool? Maybe, especially since it makes local backups of my entries (a feature that iJournal does not have, to my knowledge.)

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Please donate to the tsunami relief funds.

December 29, 2004 Leave a comment

If you have spare money, please consider donating to one of the various relief agencies working to alleviate the suffering from the Indian Ocean tsunamis. Links to several of those organizations are below.

Amazon also has a donation page set up. All funds go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.

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