Big Surprise: Can-Spam can’t stop Spam

Can-Spam Act Can’t Can Spam: A month after the federal Can-Spam Act went into effect, most anti-spam vendors say that the new legislation hasn’t cut down on the glut of junk mail in users’ in-boxes. According to numbers released this week by Brightmail, Postini, and Commtouch, three providers of message-filtering and anti-spam solutions, the amount … Continue reading “Big Surprise: Can-Spam can’t stop Spam”

Yet another reason to hate people

Spam has e-mail by the throat, study says: The report is based on a randomized, national phone survey of 2,200 adults. It defined spam as “unsolicited commercial e-mail” from an unknown sender. That said, spam is not universally hated. About a third of people responded to a spam, seeking more information. And 7 percent actually … Continue reading “Yet another reason to hate people”

AIM Status Indicator

Many people have asked how I’m able to display my AIM status on my web site. Here’s the code to make it work: <img border=”0″ align=absmiddle src=”http://big.oscar.aol.com/AIM_ID?on_url= ON_IMAGE&off_url=OFF_IMAGE“> Where: AIM_ID is your AOL Instant Messenger ID ON_IMAGE is the “on image” (e.g. http://blahblahblah/on.gif) OFF_IMAGE is the “off image” (e.g. http://blahblahblah/off.gif) See it in action here. … Continue reading “AIM Status Indicator”