Calling All Scottish Technical Writers

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(OK, mainly aiming at West of Scotland) Following a recent discussion about ISTC local area groups, a few of us based in the West of Scotland have decided to try to set up a local group. Our first meeting will be on Thursday 15th January 2009. If you work in the area (or further away),…

Mooo.. scellaneous

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Nature is a wonderous thing, offering us such beauty and inspiration that sometimes it boggles the mind. Be it a particular cloudscape, a shimmering lake or the steaming placenta lying next to a just-born calf… OK, it wasn’t ideal to see such a sight first thing in the morning but it certainly woke me up….

Careful

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Just got my first “phishing” email which alleges to have come from PayPal. It doesn’t. The subject line reads: Your account will be suspended! It reads: Dear Paypal User, In accordance with our major database relocation, we are currently having major adjustments and updates of user accounts to verify that the informations you have provided…

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Referrer Spam

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Well it looks like the buggers are at it again. Anyone else getting huge numbers of referrer links from the likes of: potassium-rich-foods DOT ipupdater DOT com topamax-side-effects DOT ipupdater DOT com ambien-side-effects DOT ipupdater DOT us And will someone PLEASE tell me what they are trying to achieve with this? Is someone actually paying…

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Round and Round

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I understand spammers, they blast out millions of emails in the hope of catching a few gullible fools. Simple enough, even if I would like to string a few of the buggers up, smear them in jam and crack open a wasps nest. Referrer spam isn’t new but appears to be on the rise, well…

Hacked?

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Can anyone confirm that Green Fairy has been hacked? (no links, you know, just in case) If so, has she been hacked by someone using a Blackberry device? The text on her site reads blackberry DOT netweaver DOT net, very odd. UPDATE: She’s back. Panic over.

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Email address

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So, of course, my old email address “gordon AT snowgoon DOT co DOT uk” no longer works as the twunterooni’s at 1&1 have managed to kill the domain (roll on the 3rd when it should get transferred). In the meantime, and probably in the future, you can get me at “gordon AT gordonmclean DOT co…

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Change DOT org

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Upon my house has gone all dot org on us…

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