Monthly Archives: September 2006

links for 2006-09-30

links for 2006-09-29

Africa, check

I updated my list of visited countries, which finally shows some red on the African continent, in the Kingdom of Morocco.

The meeting was in Rabat, the capital city, and it was pleasant enough. A bit like Ottawa I suppose, in that it looked and felt like a “lite” version of a larger, neighbouring city (Casablanca/Toronto). It was surprisingly liberal for a muslim country … or at least what I imagined a muslim country to be, never having been to one. I wasn’t expecting tight fitting pants to outnumber burkas by a couple of orders of magnitude. 8-)

And what trip to Africa would be complete without gastrointestinal problems? Alas, not this one 8-(

I’ll be uploading images to my Flickr photostream soon.

Spammers 1, GMail 0

When I first started using GMail 2 1/2 years ago, I used to get perhaps 1 or 2% spam. When I checked my email this morning, it was 85% spam (104 of 122).

Google hasn’t been keeping up with the spammers, so I should probably consider reinstituting my own de-spamming filter. What’s the state of the art nowadays?

links for 2006-09-22