Archive for December, 2004

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that…

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

I do believe that this year’s theme shall be remembered as “How To Love & Appreciate Your Family (Even If They All Drive You Nuts At Times).”

I hope everyone had a good one.

Oh, and if you are ever looking for a special baked good to bring over as a hostess gift, The White Trash 7-Up Cake is a sure winner.

ISP awarded $1 billion in anti-spam lawsuit

Saturday, December 18th, 2004


U.S. District Judge Charles R. Wolle filed default judgments Friday against three of the defendants under the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Iowa Ongoing Criminal Conduct Act.

AMP Dollar Savings Inc. of Mesa, Ariz., was ordered to pay $720 million and Cash Link Systems Inc. of Miami, Fla., was ordered to pay $360 million. The third company, Florida-based TEI Marketing Group, was ordered to pay $140,000.

Kramer’s attorney, Kelly Wallace, said he is unlikely to ever collect the judgment, which was made possible by an Iowa law that allows plaintiffs to claim damages of $10 per spam message. The judgments were then tripled under RICO.

Even if a judgement is never collected, it’s a nice feeling to know that finally justice has been served.


Friday, December 3rd, 2004

Did anyone else get a strange Amazon error (on all of the Amazon properties) from 2.30-2.45ish pm EST? It was not a DDoS, Instead, I was getting an error that said something like “thank you for your order, please check back again”.

All I can say is that I’d hate to be the dude who did the misconfiguration during the holiday season.