King of Spam Arrested

Twenty seven year old Robert Alan Soloway is accused of hijacking hundreds of (zombie) computers and using them to send out millions of spam emails. Soloway is in a whole heap of trouble being charged for mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. Authorities are trying to regain $773,000 he made from his businesses. If convicted, he could face up to 60 years in prison.

Spam is a nuisance. Maybe, more than a nuisance. Just look at these statistics. 40% of emails are spam. 12.4 billion spam emails are sent everyday. It cost US corporations $9 billion dollars in 2002 alone. Incredible! Truly is the scourge of the internet. That and porn.

Bunny’s Technorati Tags Fix

What a relief! I thought I was hallucinating everytime I lost my technorati tags after a comment is made. I wasn’t. It really was disappearing. I had to repost the tags to make sure it doesn’t get removed from Technorati pages. Apparently, there’s a fix for Bunny’s Technorati Tag available since Feb 1. It serves me right for noticing things. By the way, I use Technorati tags heavily to generate a little bit of traffic to my site. All is well in the blog kingdom.

Road Skating

Road skating? Nuts! I figured the temperature in the desert over 120, it makes the asphalt or road really greasy. Skating outside the car with just sandals is even crazier, mind you at freeways speeds and in the fast lane. Very entertaining, but very, very dangerous. Don’t do this at your local freeway.