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spam

I get a lot of spam, and back in 2000 ~20% had something to do with porn.

One of the types of messages is the one where first there is a saying then a link to the porn then a huge amount of white space. Well, a while ago (April 3-4 2000) I started a collection of these sayings, which is below. The sayings have stopped in Sept/Oct 2000 but the spam hasn't :(

"One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental "I should" list."

"The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside."

"The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life."

"Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well."

"The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: The rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left."

"Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed."

"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them."

"We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."

"Always be willing to look at both sides of the argument. Understanding the other side is the best way to strengthen your own."

"If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles."

"It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts."

Hahahahahhahahahahhahh: "We continually strive to seamlessly simplify error-free solutions such that we may continue to competently administrate market-driven catalysts for change to set us apart from the competition."

25 Nov 2002 (post BrightMail) Some new spam (online prescriptions) has sayings yay :)

"The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation."

poems

Complete with original spelling, formatting and a scribble.

ROSES R Read
Violets R Blue
I'm in ♥ but its not
with U, when we broke
up th U thought I cried
but all it was, was
another guy, you
told your friends i
was a trip, & I told
mine you have a
weak dick I said
I ♥ U, U thought
it was true, but guess
what baby, U got
played too!

Written by my sister's friend.

Three EULAs for the evil-ones under profit,
  Seven for the Shareware-fools in their tombs of crypto
Nine for Freeware Poets doomed to open source
One for the Great RMS and his great foundation

In the land of Code where programmers lie.
  One licence to free them all, One to free the code,
  One OS to give them hope and in the darkness show them
In the land of Code where programmers lie.

Written by me.

images

Currently there is only one.

Cool mandelbrot imageThis is a cool mandelbrot pic I generated in 1999 from a VB program I wrote that same year. I'll give you the source if you agree to give me back any enhancements in src form or give me a binary within a short period of time or port it to Xaos. Drop me a line if you can satisfy any of these conditions.