Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
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Monday, May 31, 2004
Up until about 10pm (PST), the contact form was configured wrong. I doubt anyone actually used it, but just in case, if you did, I didn't get your message.
Just in case anyone was wondering what drives this site, I thought I'd put it all together for you. It's actually been fairly simple to set up, though it has taken some time to get it just right. If you'd like to learn more, read on...
It's a new record and the month isn't even over yet. As of this evening, I have received 33,312 spam and virus messages.
So many, in fact, that Eudora was having trouble handling them. Everytime I got mail or dumped some spam, Eudora had to rebuild the table of contents for the spam mailbox.
This got rather tiring, so I went ahead and archived the messages. The mailbox took up more than 100MB of disk space, plus an additional 7MB for the table of contents.
If you thought that spam was just something that one should delete and forget about, think about how much wear and tear on my hard drive thirty-three thousand messages in a single month represents. How much sooner will my drive fail because of a hundred megs of spam?