Eric Smith's Linux Page

It's only fair...

This is a really useful page, and I only found it because he's the highest referrer to my site after google, because of the page I wrote about burning DVDs ....

God knows what would happen if I actually wrote something that wasn't niche ;)

published 2002.05.29 updated 2017.06.26

Thought for the day

Everyone hates SPAM... or do they?

I don\'t know about you, but I get a tremendous amount of SPAM. Offers of credit clearing, debt retrieval, viagra, free this, free that, porn, bad jokes [with ads attached], dvd to cd duplicating software, and offers of bulk mail lists and dodgy software to help me spam the rest of the world. I hate it. So does every one I know. And every one they know.

But, there is a market place : people are buying this stuff as a response to the adverts. They must be, or it wouldn\'t be worth the SPAMers sending out the shit in the first place. It\'s like pyramid systems. Someone is making money out of it so it carries on being a practise.

Who the hell are these people? And do they know the pain they are causing the rest of us buy encouraging them?

But then, I also wonder who buys half the shit I see in shops, and it obviously sells. I guess there are just a lot of people in the world who don\'t spend much time thinking.

published 2002.05.26 updated 2017.06.26

Stop 1984

Campaign to stop the EU becoming a surveillance state

The digital paranoia is getting too much. Most of the USA are now breaking the DMCA by owning black marker pens I guess. Let's hope it doesn't happen here.

SOS privacy

published 2002.05.24 updated 2014.11.03

Warp Records

Some of the time

I'm currently working 1 day a week at Warp Records optimising and maintaining their website [which I built before I left Kleber].

published 2002.04.28 updated 2017.06.26
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