I added a new feature to the website today.  My SpamStats page was designed to showcase the volume of spam that just one e-mail address can receive.  The address that I’m tracking is one that was sold by a disreputable ISP to a spammer and has since been sold and resold.  Putting together this page also gave me opportunity to get more familiar with MySQL and perl’s DBI module.

From the mouth of Ari Fleischer, the Bush/Cheney’s spokesman:> “How many laws can we really have to stop crime, if people are determined in their heart to violate them no matter how many there are or what they say?”Fleischer was speaking out against a national gun ownership database (at the behest of a major Bush sponsor, the NRA, of course).  Of course, why didn’t anyone ask these same questions when passing the USA Patriot Act and other new repressive laws that limited civil liberties?  The answer, of course, is that Ari’s argument is only valid when it is convenient for the current administration.