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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Wormicide

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  • Ana's Accoutremonts
    Thanks Deb. Actually, my Norton Firewall and Antivirus do their job, and so far, no infestations. But because I have a very public email address, I m
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2003
      Thanks Deb. Actually, my Norton Firewall and Antivirus do their job,
      and so far, no infestations. But because I have a very public email
      address, I'm receiving hundreds of copies of the worms, now, in addition
      to the usual spam. I probably should change ISPs, but I hate moving my
      site.

      Ana

      Deb wrote:

      > Ana........a suggestion that may help you with all the worm emails. In
      > all your address books......the very first address should be: the
      > name as "AAAAAA".......the email addy as "WormAlert @
      > somewhere.com". If a worm starts at your address book, this will be
      > the first address attacked and since there is no such address it will
      > be returned to the sender. This has worked so far for me. I was told
      > by a friend to do this after I stupidly got a worm virus and had no
      > idea what it was and passed it on to others. Hope this helps.
      > ~Deb~
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      > Ana's Accoutremonts <ruthana@...> wrote:
      > Well, you're not the Lone Ranger, Sylrog. I'm presently grumpy from
      > the 200+ worm messages that I am downloading and deleting daily;
      > checking my email now takes 1-2 HOURS, instead of 15 minutes. I really
      > wish everyone would maintain a good antivirus software and firewall like
      > I do, so these things wouldn't propagate. It makes me a lot less
      > willing to suffer fools gladly.
      >
      > But more on topic, I sometimes wonder if there really are still people
      > who don't know how to do a key word search. Of course, I was raised in
      > the library card catalog system, got my first tech job with DEC, and
      > surfed the DEDnet and the ARPAnet, and now I use the web for library,
      > encyclopaedia, dictionary, Sears catalog, and garage sale, combined. So
      > data base key word searches are hard wired in my neural system. I
      > forget that there are folks who don't even know what Boolean logic is!
      > ["and" and "or" searches!]
      >
      > Because I have a large splashy costume website (and made the mistake of
      > offering to help folks), I get a lot of the "how do I find a pattern to
      > make a Puritan dress" type questions. Some days, I'm indulgent and
      > helpful. Other days, I'm grumpy. Donna just had the misfortune to be
      > assertive on one of your grumpy days, Sylrog.
      >
      > Which brings me to my point. I don't think we want to be snooty and
      > exclusive, "for professionals only", because that will severely limit
      > the group. I stumbled into a "fabric conservator" discussion group, that
      > is for professional antique clothing conservators (a specific,
      > technical, certified profession, I gathered, from the remarks about
      > untrained amateurs). I don't think they're going to suffer fools at
      > all, let alone gladly. I also belong to a Buddhist "discussion" group
      > that I only lurk, since the discussion appears to be way above my head,
      > and no one has responded to my two (separate) postings. Sometimes you
      > just gotta hold your water, as we used to say.
      >
      > But at the same time, we should recognize that the occassional total
      > non-sewing non-costumer is going to stumble in and not realize where
      > they are. Letting the non-costumers of the world pick our brains
      > occassionally won't kill us. If we're not in the mood, perhaps
      > following our mothers' advice and not saying anything if we can't say
      > something nice, probably holds.
      >
      > And finally, one lesson I learned in my first month on the web is that
      > some people are going to get their feelings hurt no matter what you do.
      > Just like some will get mad, no matter what you do.
      >
      > And if anyone has a solution to THAT, I'd like to hear it!
      >
      > Ana
      >
      >
      >
      > Sylvia Rognstad wrote:
      >
      > > > Ok. I'm the insensitive, dysfunctional person on this list. I
      > already
      > > sent an apology privately to Donna but I guess I need to make it
      > > publicly.
      > >
      > > What I also said to Donna was that some of us do tend to get our
      > knickers
      > > in a knot when we see, over and over again, lazy or uneducated
      > people post
      > > questions to lists just because they don't want to do the research
      > > themselves. And note that I didn't chime in with my insensitive
      > remark
      > > the first time she posted her question. It was only after she posted it
      > > again, not having received any responses, that it appeared that she may
      > > have fallen into this category. Obviously she does not , but I didn't
      > > have enough information to make that judgment.
      > >
      > > I have used this list and several others myself with varying degrees of
      > > success so I certainly don't automatically condem someone who poses a
      > > question. That's what we're here for. And I myself have been guilty of
      > > using lists and the Internet at times in lieu of doing my own research.
      > > Nowadays one can find so much info on the Net that one comes to
      > expect to
      > > find anything one needs there and gets frustrated when it isn't there.
      > >
      > > So I hope I will be excused by y'all for my apparently hurtful
      > remarks and
      > > I'll try not to stick my foot in my mouth again.
      > >
      > > Sylrog
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > In a message dated 8/23/2003 4:45:29 PM Central Standard Time,
      > > > 79erkilo@... writes:
      > > > Yes; I am well aware of what was available for research before the
      > > > internet took over society, thank you.  And I am actually well
      > > > educated enough that I read quite well.  But the nearest decent
      > > > library is over 21 miles away, and the other reasons I don't make
      > that
      > > > drive very often are physical limitations which are unimportant
      > to this
      > > > issue.
      > > >     I apologize if someone has got a bur under their
      > > > saddle on this list, and maybe they think I deserve the cutting
      > sarcasm
      > > > and sly innuendo for something I have done or said.  If this is
      > > > the issue here then I apologize, for what I have no idea, but I
      > > > apologize anyway.  Look, I think this was another one of my
      > > > biggest mistakes in life signing up on this list, so I'll just back on
      > > > out and punt.
      > > > Donna
      > > > Donna, please do not let the insensitivity of other individuals
      > stop you
      > > > from doing those things you like to do and enjoying them with others
      > > > that have the same interests. And one thing that I have learned about
      > > > the Internet is that there is plenty of insensitivity. But we are
      > only
      > > > human and you should just ignore such inappropriate behavior. Believe
      > > > me, if I had let such behavior dictate where and when I
      > participated on
      > > > the Internet I would have given up on the Internet long ago. But
      > human
      > > > insensitivity is nothing to fret over. I am a lurker in this group
      > > > because I truly appreciate the information that I am able to acquire
      > > > here. And I have found that it is far better tact to lurk in
      > particular
      > > > groups because of the elitism that pervades many of these groups. But
      > > > that can't be helped. Humans just get that way. Vanity and egos are
      > > > just a part of human mentality. Some have a bit of control over these
      > > > attributes and others just lose themselves in them. Don't let it
      > get to
      > > > you. Ignore it for what it is, simple human dysfunctionalism. Stick
      > > > with the group. There truly are many here that are very sincere and
      > > > compassionate and do want to offer help. I value this group. But
      > it is
      > > > only the group that I value, individuals can be a bit of a pain,
      > as you
      > > > have seen. Little people have to create big issues to instill
      > > > self-importance to boost low self-esteems. Please do not leave the
      > > > group. It will truly be a lose that is
      > > > missed...........................
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > > Wandering Highlander
      > > > Drunken Gnome #: 29
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      > > > Hawser Monkey serving aboard The Dark Scorpion
      > > > Booser
      > > > Guardian of The Realm Beneath The Table
      > > > Guide of The Way Through Fog
      > > > "Onward Through The Fog"
      > > >
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      Ana Foscari
      Ana's Accoutremonts
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