Do people actually fall for this?

Here’s an actual email sent to my Yahoo email account:

Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 15:01:31 -0500
From: “YAH0O!”
To: “Foistboinder”
Subject: Your_ _Yahoo`_ user ID (

   Dear* Y@HOO Cleints,

   _This_ Emai| !nform Y0U that _your_ Yahoo account` (
will be BL0CKED after` 13 _days_ (@S @FTER autoomateed reegisttration) _if_ you will_
not _signup_ 0N YAHO0 WHITE l1st (_to_ sign up – cl1ck here:

Th!s is done – beecause _we_ update now` YAHOO! not` autoomateed reegistered accounts.


If only all scammers were this incompetent.

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 of spam they’ve intercepted since the law took effect on Jan. 1 has increased, went unchanged, or fallen by an insignificant amount.

OK, not really a surprise…

Where I’ve Been

(via Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener)

Places I’ve visited (the ones in red):


create your own visited country map or write about it on the open travel guide

For the geographically challenged: U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, South Korea, India, Israel, U.K., Switzerland, France, and the United Arab Emirates (France and UAE were airport layovers)


create your own visited states map or write about it on the open travel guide

New Hampshire Republican Primary Results

(via Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener)

From Daily Kos:

The best story of the night? The one that should unite us all? From the Republican primary results:

    Bush 57,670
    Kerry 835
    Dean 633
    Clark 545
    Edwards 541

That’s over 2,500 registered Republicans who wrote in a Democrat in their ballot.

For what it’s worth, here’s the latest results (from here):

    George W. Bush 53,749
    John Kerry 1,420
    Howard Dean 974
    Wesley Clark 851
    Richard P. Bosa 826
    John Buchanan 816
    John Edwards 808

It should be noted the George W. Bush got 115 write in votes in the Democratic primary.

Joementum != Momentum

From Joe Lieberman for President 2004:

Joe Surging In New Hampshire

1/27 — Today is the day! Since Joe’s amazing debate performance on Thursday night, his support in New Hampshire has been surging. Buoyed by newspaper endorsements, terrific television ads that your contributions keep on the air, and Joe’s own stamina and optimism, New Hampshire is becoming Lieberman Country just when it matters most: on the eve of the Primary! Just look at what’s happening on the ground. Voters are flocking to see Joe, right before they make up their minds about their vote…

According to CNN, as of 10:32 EST, Joe Lieberman’s has surged to a fifth place finish with a whopping 9% of the vote in New Hampshire.

If 9% is the best he can do in “Lieberman Country”, maybe it’s time for Joe to go…