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November 13, 2004
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Beyond my autumn paper grading (sadly occupying this last week), I've been fighting on the front lines of some intriguing political warfare. Consider how on the day after posting My New England Patriotism: Red Green Style, I received a thousand-plus spam messages. After two hours scrubbing their blue filth out, I found one of at least amusing, ironically geeky significance:
Naturally, I was amused by the clear, distinct style, but when scores more messages appeared later, I had had enough: I simply closed comments on old posts, but with RENE then acknowledging my latest move:
That seemed the last word. But had not my site then been hacked Wednesday — breifly shutting it down — I'd not have another. All I can think now is that RENE is (if you'll pardon my French) just some impatient, blue-talking, ruddy political S/he/it.Permalink
Well, Styles, if RENE can match you on the techno-front, we'll all be surprised. Full speed ahead, and devil take the hindmost!
Sorry to hear about the spam attack, Styles. A very un-civil approach to political discourse. I did, however, delight in s/he/it, reading it as one word with the vowel drawn out for maximum effect.
And I loved hearing that you'd dined in the Eagle's Nest with a Lilly exec. It confirms my sense of the Hyatt hypocrisy.
A less blue, more amusing look at computer evil-doers is Strongbad's.
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