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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I’ve just received this email. Normally, when people forward me these ridiculous virus warnings, I bounce them right back with a link to a page like that one. But how anybody with a grain of sense can really have fallen for this

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which burns the whole hard disc C of your computer.

is beyond me. It’s people like this who make me want to reach for the ‘Ban this person from the internet’ button which no-one’s yet managed to create. I already have enough stupid email to deal with without having well-meaning, slightly-slower individuals clogging it up. Example:

Approximately 90% of all disease and discomfort is related to an unclean colon.

Best get the scrubbing brush out, then!  The problem isn’t a blocked colon, it’s a blocked inbox!
Gmail is pretty good a spam-killing, but the problem now is, how do I filter out friends’ and colleagues’ well-meaning but annoying messages from ones I actually care about?

This 834th post was filed under: Headliner.

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