Main | April 2005 »

March 28, 2005

Got our first fax spam today

No spam 

We just got fax spam entitled, "Stock Alert: XXXX* Brand Awareness".  (I replaced the company name with XXXX, just for good measure.)

Unfortunately, thinking I'd accidentally printed a picture I was looking at, I pressed Cancel before it finished, not realizing it was a fax (ringer on silent for that line).

I get fax spam sometimes at work, but this is our home phone line.  It's only ever answered by our fax, since we use our mobiles for incoming voice calls.

Guess we'll have to get on the Do Not Call list, but it'll be interesting to see if this starts to happen more now that one company has made a successful (they found the listening fax on our line) connection.

Update: 2005.04.13

Well, it may be that we ended up on some list; we received our 2nd fax spam today.

March 06, 2005

My Technology Growth Log

A record of my growth in the use of technology

I think it's useful to be aware of and be able to look back on how I use technology, as a "metric" on a specific area of self improvement. It's by no means complete, but I'll probably update it at least some, if not continuously. Right now, (2005.03.06) it's just got whatever occurred to me in the 5 minutes it took me to write this initial post.

November 2006

  • Created a Category Feed template for my blog, and added a feed for each category (automatically done by Movable Type, since I added it to my set of archive templates).
  • Learned more about the ATOM syndication format & created my first "hand-crafted" ATOM feed.

October 2006

  • Borrowed from an example and hacked together my own Google Personalized Homepage Grazr gadget, with customizations I wanted. Generally learned about creating Google gadgets.

June/July 2006

April/May 2006

March 2006

February 2006

  • Migrated blog to my own domain & started using Movable Type hosted with Yahoo Web Hosting.

December 2005

  • Switched from Furl to for saving & sharing links - more on why later.

May 2005

  • 2005.05.20 - Started using Furl to clip, save, & share web content. This means I can create individualized & topic-specific feeds!
  • Started using a "thought pad" to record ideas in draft form.

April 2005

  • 2005.04.01 - Started tagging my own information.

March 2005

February 2005

  • 2005.02.25 - Created my first blog
  • 2005.02.25 - Began migration to Gmail
  • 2005.02.23 - Began using a content aggregator/feed reader, Bloglines, specifically because of the clip blog (link saving/sharing) feature.
  • 2005.01.12 - Began using a desktop search/index tool (Copernic)