Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 15th, 2010

Erm @Matt_Tulk it’s not “an IP address”. It’s a botnet. It’s thousands of IP addresses. Reporting to the police is not helpful.

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It appears that the spam attack continues. Sigh. 289,797 inbound emails yesterday, a typical day is usually 6000 to 8000.

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Emerges. Let’s see how this little server is going with this spam load…

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That’s enough Thursday… [exit]

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@jonoabroad Not worries about viruses ‘cos I block any inbound connections. Tethering works just fine, minor glitches is all.

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Yes @jonoabroad I have Bluetooth switched on because I use my phone as a tethered modem most days.

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Home, pleasuring a cat.

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Bluetooth advertising is fucked. “Hello, may I rape your telephone?” Arsehats.

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OH: “Yeah, well, she’s never wrong, that’s her problem.”

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Yes @ApostrophePong do please tell that person that it’s not a trademark violation unless you’re actually trying to trade under a name.

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Oh the ABC Radio thing was local stations across NSW except Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong. Dunno frequencies. I’m a poor pimp.

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All done at the ABC. Awaiting further instructions.

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Sitting in ABC Studio 226, waiting to do my spot on ABC Radio Statewide NSW. There’s no stream.

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Oh Rootability Index rather delightfully high, @RantRotAndRuin, quite delightfully high.

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Normally I’d pay you out for being so disorganised you’re changing your shirt on the train, but in your case go right ahead. Please.

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Mobile (slowly): Enmore Rd; Newtown station; Central station; ABC Ultimo for 1745 spot on the electric wireless.

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My poor little server has handled more than 174,000 emails so far today, the worst spam flood it’s ever had to handle. I feel its pain.

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So @R_Chirgwin @Pollytics would we like Australia to be a “leader” or an “also-ran”? Aiming to be mediocre seems a tad slack IMO.

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But @R_Chirgwin the NBN is yet to be built, so it has to match what will be out there 4 or 5 years from now. @Pollytics

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Well @natecochrane if it’s choosing S Club 7 they’re truly advanced heuristics indeed! Who said Microsoft ain’t special?

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@flare2004 Well the fibre will fix the speed problem. Pricing will depend on competition. We shall see.

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RT @jasonlangenauer: Windows Media has decided, in its infinite wisdom, to play “Bring it all back” by S Club 7 twice. This is a good omen.

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Absolutely @Pollytics, the NBN will always have to be sold as being at least as fast as other G20 nations.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Maybe your mail servers are being hit by a sustained spam attack? Certainly mine is. Biggest spam surge I’ve ever seen.

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Yep, @flare2004, NBN Co has already been discussing the potential timelines for offering 1Gb/sec instead of 100Mb. Nothing set yet.

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Thanks @Darkon_ … There’ll be another post tomorrow, “Internet hosting: the cost of reliability”

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@flare2004 The link you just did there is geb0rken for me.

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nNo I don’t understand it either @rod3000 but I’m a little excited. http://bit.ly/9Hn42d

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@ApostrophePong Tell them that you’re not attempting to trade as “Web Fossil” so their claim is completely spurious.

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Blog post: “Internet hosting: the cost of support” http://bit.ly/cEafR0 Comments from SME POV?

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I may write up the spam attack once it’s over, @jonoabroad, but to be honest any lessons would only apply to this specific situation.

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Fri plan: Desk day of writing, email catch-up, monitoring spam attack; quiet lunch; more catch-up through the afternoon. Subject to change.

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I should point out this isn’t “my” email, but client systems. Conversations about what they should be doing long-term are not for today.

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