:: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
one of the funnier occurances you can stumble upon on the internet, is a little phenomenon I like to call.. the "e-mail oil spill". Dunno if any of you out there have ever encountered one of these, but they're actually quite funny.. in a highly annoying kinda way.
got one of them at the moment - for reasons I cannot explain, I'm being flooded for the last 3 days.. by these odd e-mails, all from different people's addresses (seemingly in some business of some kind) with the subject header "[Icons] [Aussieicons] remove". From wot little I've seen of the actual messages, they're mostly just garbled nonsense.. seemingly work e-mails from one dude to another, which somehow ends up routed to my address. Mostly tho', I don't open any of these suspecting it's some side effect of a viral outbreak, perhaps that nutty hacker attack earlier this week that shut down South Korea for a day..
most of you might be thinkin' "wot the FUCK is he talkin' about here??", but seriously dude's - laugh's aplenty..
despite the nuisance of having to delete all these idiotic improbable e-mails, it's still quite funny to observe a foul up of this nature.. some glitch out there, causing a spill of unintended e-mails into your area.. tappin' into an angle of people's private lives broadcast out there for me (and perhaps the whole world) to see..
like one of those rare moments, I pick up my crappy 'el cheapo portable phone to make a call.. only to realise upon picking it up, that I'm actually tuned into someone else's conversation by mistake.. you sit there for a while, having a bit of a laugh to y'self wondering.. "why the hell can I hear this!!??" (note: on the flipside, during normal conversations with some "interference" I can actually occassionally hear garbled laughter in the background.. very odd ;)
the funniest are the "mailinglist" fuckups.. you've got a group of maybe 100 - 1000 people, all signed up to some idiotic e-mail list.. the sender fuck's up the source code, something goes wrong.. and multiples of the same message go out. As a result, ONE IDIOT tries sending an e-mail back to complain, not realising their private e-mail complaint has now been broadcast back thru the whole mailinglist.. thus triggering a chain reaction of more idiots, also replying.. and e-mailing to the whole group in effort to fix the problem. You'll usually stumble upon this situation 1/2 way thru, when loggin online.. you're greeted by 100 new e-mails.. all in error..
damn it's funny seeing people make complete idiots of themselves and their technology ;)
:: Spoz 4:03 PM |