Archive for January 8th, 2015

A word from Yiannis

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Yiannis Hadzitrakosas, he of Skopelosweb and of the Penteli – Skopelos weather station reports that he is off the island. He says the electricity went off and the laptop computer which the collects the weather info from the instruments shut down. Yiannis is off the island as is the family that has the keys for the house. They will return on Saturday.

He believes Sunday the station will be online again. There was no damage to the equipment, only the computer shut down. Somebody just has to turn it back on.

Good news for all you weather nuts out there, which these days means all of us!
Thanks Yiannis !

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Screen shot 2015-01-07 at 5.54.52 PM From the “Nothing to do with Skopelos” category we have this rumination regarding spam. Someone has cooked up a program which apparently randomly generates names which are supplied to the “From” box to complete a spam package for delivery. Since most of today’s spam filters are sophisticated enough to reject or trash spam mail deriving from known “from” IDs, the spammers must constantly come up with fresh, spanking new names.

The ones above arrived in our junk folder over the last two days and Tybalt Trickle jumped out as a pure Dickensian descriptive appellation – a name that could stand up to Ebenezer Scrooge, Uriah Heep or Charity Pecksniff.

Mr. Trickle’s email leads naturally to the ubiquitous Canadian Pharmacy where, one supposes, bladder control or drooling correctives are available.

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