Junk, junk and more junk

A week to the day since I registered the new company and what comes through the letter-box? Junk mail for the "Managing Director". Already annoyed, I came upstairs and logged on to the PC to wade through an onslaught of spam and a couple of junk posts to this site, promoting some casino or other. They're attacking me from every angle and what can I do about it...

As Managing Director I am awarding all staff the day off. Me, I am going to go out for a long bike ride and forget about it all. Hope you all have good weekends. See you on Monday.


  1. I don't think you're alone with the blog attacks either:


    • avatar
    • Michael
    • Fri 11 Jul 2003 10:37

    Ah ... I remember when I worked for myself. My boss was a jerk.

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    • HUK
    • Fri 11 Jul 2003 14:46

    whats the new company name?

  2. The same thing happened to me as soon as I registered a domain name. What is it with the Nigerians?

  3. There are apparently many people who only have sattelite phones in Nigeria, bazillions of dollars in off-shore accounts, and seemingly boundless gratitude...

    Jake, as far as the things that wind up at your door, I think I have a partial retaliatory plan:


    So far, I've business replied 6 or so envelopes of nothing but the 'credit and terms' statements the credit card companies send with their unsolicited offers of credit.

    Like I said, you should move out to that rock and establish your own country... make spam equivalent to a declaration of war. Come to think of it, every country should do that.


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    • Adam
    • Sat 11 Oct 2003 08:16

    I read an excellent article about what to do with Junk Mail in the London Metro this morning (Mon 10th).

    When a company sends junk mail they sometimes include a stamped address envelope. If they do then attach the envelope to a brick (or something very heavy) and then put it back in the post.

    The royal mail will then deliver the 'parcel' and then charge the junk mailing company for delivery.

    You remain completely anon. (unless you include an offensive message!)

    I know it sounds a bit unfair to the postmen and postwomen - but in all uprisings there are casualties!

    I'm looking quite forward to getting my next 'offer of a lifetime'


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    • Jerry Carter
    • Sat 11 Oct 2003 08:29

    LOL! I'll have to see if that works state-side. It might not, they have all sorts of reg's about not sending change or dangerouse items in the mail which could damage sorting machines. I suppose in the case of the brick, it will be hand sorted anyway. I have a lovely pile of fist size stones just going to waste out back....

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    • Jerry Carter
    • Sat 11 Oct 2003 14:35

    Persuant to managing junk blog posts, I modified the DomBlog template to email me two links for each blog entry, one for editing, one for deleting so I can delete a document with one click (and a sign-in) if it's crap.

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