Spam Spam Spam Ham Spam

Out of necessity, I’ve been running SpamAssassin for some time now, and it’s done a pretty good job of getting rid of spam with barely any false positives. Yet this week, I find out I’ve missed two important e-mails due to spam filtering: one caught by my spam filter, the other caught by the spam filter Purdue’s mail server finally started running this past week. In both cases, I only became aware of it upon being contacted through other channels by the sender.

Note to self: skimming through the spamtrap once a week doesn’t quite work if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. Quit wiping it out on a weekly basis.

In not unrelated news, the outlook for a summer internship improved significantly today.

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Good Timing

It turns out I got back to my apartment after class just as the UPS guy was coming down the street. Another minute or two later and I would’ve missed him again. As a result, I’m now reading America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction. First impression: I like how it’s structured as though it were a grade-school history textbook, down to the condition log stamped on the inside front cover.

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