Pity this guy?

Does anyone feel sorry that Alan now has to spend money to build an actual opt-out server?

Put me on the not list as I receive 20-30 legitimate messages per day which makes up less than 10% of the total volume. Thanks to various people for writing Procmail, SpamAssassin, SpamBayes, and various virus scanners.

Scraped from Slashdot.

Pooning

I don’t think the term “‘pooning” will ever catch on (too much 60’s era sexual connotation?), but I do like Jim Moore’s description of the piggy-backing on someone else’s fame (or verbosity). It very similar to what the blog spammers are doing: getting higher search engine ratings by “pooning” onto other websites “in the stream”.

Oh, and BTW, I have a copy of the book on my shelf.