Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Updates: Targeted Excellence, mail filtering

This morning I got up at 06:30 (which is a bit early for a computer scientist) to go to a Targeted Excellence proposal writing meeting from 07:00 - 08:30. I'm down to four of them now that "Robotics" and "Engineering Applications of Intelligent Systems" have joined forces (which, IMO, was definitely a good move).

I'm working on a midterm exam for CIS 732. At 14:30 I have a conference call. At 16:30, Neil Jones is giving a talk in the KSU-CIS Distinguished Lecturer series. It's interesting to have so much work done by 11:00, when I usually get up around 09:00 or 09:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (having worked to between 01:30 and 03:00 the previous night).

In other news: In its first full week of operation (09 Oct 2003 - 15 Oct 2003), my spam filter has caught 226 e-mails with zero false positives. In the same period of time, it caught 316 copies of the Swen remailer virus, also with zero false positives.

I am filtering by FROM, TO, and SUBJECT using hand-pasted .procmailrc recipes.

I estimate that get over 800 viruses, virus remnants, and unsolicited commercial e-mails per week, out of about 1200 e-mails, so 542 is a good start, but I think I can do better. 15% of the Swen viruses and probably a little less than 50% of my other spams are still getting through. Also, this is a heavy week for viruses (Swen at least).

Edit (18:58 CDT): I just spent an hour and a half being subjected to the sheerest, bureaucratic, corporate nonsense this side of the Sundering Seas by my local cell phone store. Anomozzlement (n. - anomalously annozzling animosity causing amuzzlement) to follow. I'm irate (therefro I yam)!


  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.