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A lot of nothing [Apr. 28th, 2003|09:55 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I haven't been updating because something is broken and my X server freezes whenever I launch my LiveJournal client.

Oh, and because I have nothing interesting to say.

It was sunny the other day and I went shopping with Dina. Maybe that's post-worthy. I bought a leather jacket, two pairs of shoes, and summer shirts. Actually that was two days. It all runs together.

I work a lot. I was working last night until 4am, then I got up at 11am to work more. I'm really tired. Whitaker and I get a lot done. Much to be said for working in proximity with another. S2's getting fun. Can't wait for new servers and InnoDB. Get really pissed off when servers are slow. Blah blah.

Went to Red Robin today.

Reading Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom lately and can hardly put it down. It's a free download, but I bought the dead tree at Powell's.

Inbox: 105, all important.

What the fuck's up with spam lately? Did SpamAssassin give up and die? I started to look into bogofilter and then got distracted. I'm pissed at pine lately for doing incredibly stupid things in its latest version. Do I switch to mutt? I need a MUA with built-in "Mark/unmark as spam" buttons. Or one that's flexibile enough to script as such. Hell, I really need to just learn emacs better and use it for mail.

I get so angry when I'm running low on sleep. And why's it so damn hot in this room?

Tomorrow: take car in for brakes in the morning. lunch with signe and whitaker at 1:45.

Back to S2 EntryPage class.

[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2003-04-28 10:13 pm (UTC)
I think I owe you yummy Indian food next time you're in the mood.
Or a trip to Mary's.
Your choice.
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[User Picture]From: taral
2003-04-28 10:14 pm (UTC)
New spamasssassin has bayesian filtering.
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[User Picture]From: decklin
2003-04-28 10:25 pm (UTC)
bogofilter's docs have some example mutt bindings for deleting and marking as spam/ham. while i've been using them on everything that gets through, as well as feeding bogofilter anything caught by it or spamassassin, i've noticed the same annoying trend... i guess a significantly greater number of spammers are tailoring their own messages for low SA scores now.

(*sound of arms race escalating*)
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From: evan
2003-04-28 10:28 pm (UTC)
I've started getting tons of spam, too. Rumor has it the spammers are running their mail against spamassassin to verify it'll get through to the people filtering.

The bogofilter setup docs have info on how to set up keybindings in mutt for "delete as good mail" and "delete as spam", bound to "d" and "esc d" by default. I played with it for a bit, but it works when you have good training data, and I realized all of my training spam data has SpamAssassin and UW spam headers in it that shouldn't be in there if I'm trying to make bogofilter work by itself.
I gave up right about there.
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[User Picture]From: decklin
2003-04-28 10:37 pm (UTC)

(i posted a script to extract mime-encapsulated SA messages a few weeks ago, btw...)
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[User Picture]From: decklin
2003-04-28 10:39 pm (UTC)

that was a completely unintentional typo, actually. i hereby declare this the new canonical spelling.
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[User Picture]From: chris
2003-04-29 01:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've noticed this also. SA still catches a lot of stuff for me, but its been letting a hell of a lot more through recently. One thing I've noticed is that some spam is starting to look more like a regular email and not like a typical spam.
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-04-29 10:33 am (UTC)
they're getting smarter....
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