Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dear Spammers, and an update on the hostage situation

Dear Spammers,

I would like to officially announce that your hard work has earned you a vacation.  Go into the fields of code and just hang out, work toward becoming AIs, do whatever it is you've always wanted to do in that programmy little heart of yours.

This vacation is effective immediately and scheduled to end no sooner than when my root canal problems are dealt with.

Enjoy yourselves.  Just not here.


For anyone wondering about the hostage situation I mentioned, apparently in the end it turned out that there were no hostages.  Just someone falsely claiming to have them.


  1. It's okay, carbon-based spammers get a break too. Don't feel you have to keep going just because you're an organic being.

  2. Brin is right on that point.

    Also, to the spammer, you always end up in my spam trap, usually quite quickly. The only mark you ever leave is when, as now, people respond to you. I don't think that helps your incoherent cause.