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You’re coming to the New Years party!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Joseph, Donald, and I are having the biggest party Auburn has ever seen for New Years, and YOU are coming. Yep… whatever plans you had are officially canceled. This will be much more fun anyway.

Click here for directions from anywhere… Ignore the estimated time — it’s usually only takes a fraction of the time it says. Kegs, indoor hot tub, and heated pool will be provided… bring a sleeping bag if you’re gonna crash here.

That’s all you need to know… Oh, my cell is (205) 401-4081 in case you get lost. Seeya Friday.

Moving to Auburn Tomorrow!

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

I’m way too tired to say much about this right now, but tomorrow I’m moving to Auburn for a semester of work, for those who didn’t already know. I’ll be living with Donald and Joseph, and I’ll have the house with a hot tub, heated pool, and big screen HDTV to myself for two weeks while they’re in Birmingham for the holidays. =] You should come check it out.

Lycos pulls anti-spam campaign, better idea

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

Damn. Looks like Lycos gave into outside pressure and pulled the spam-fighting campaign that I blogged about earlier. It’s a shame. This was probably the best way so far to end spam, and it was working before they pulled it.

No worries. I have a better idea anyway. Someone (me, if I get time) should write an Open Source cross-platform stand-alone app that starts with the same functionality but adds some new tricks:

  • The program should be capable of running all the time with idle-priority instead of just running as a screensaver. The user should be given the option of letting the app run all the time instead of just when the screensaver is active.
  • The program should have the ability to minimize to the system tray.
  • The program should allow the user to select the level of aggressiveness. Some users, like myself, would be willing to dedicate a great amount of resources. This might allow the program to be effective with as few as a couple dozen users.
  • The program should be completely decentralized. Since almost everyone receives spam, an email client plugin could be created to keep track of URLs, and if you wanted to take it even farther (maybe to far) you could use a peer to peer network to vote on URLs. Decentralizing would alleviate some of the liability issues and could be more effective at catching all spam instead of just some.

Since the program would be open source, it would be almost impossible to stop. There’d be no one group or campaign to put a stop to. Once people have copies of the source code, anyone could pick up the torch and run with it. Also, since it would be open source, anyone could contribute features.

Anyway, just an idea. If anyone is interested in coding such an app, I would be very willing to provide free high-speed hosting for it.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Bush won, thank god. I stayed up til 9am this morning waiting for the Kerry concession that didn’t come until much later. So, I’m tired of hearing and talking about this now. I just wanted to note this historic event. Later.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Hey, Katie’s back in town!
So yeah, I haven’t seen her in about two years and I wasn’t really sure how things were going to be, but I’m glad she’s back. We rented some movie and watched it at her house and it was like old times, maybe better. I realized how much I’ve missed her. Anyway, it was good to be with her again and I’m glad she’s back. We have alot of catching up to do.
Hmm… strange how things change. We’ve both grown up alot. Things are better now, for both of us I think.
Anyway, life is good.