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I got access to my old CIA email address today.  I'd thought it had been shut down back in 2010, but turns out it had actually just moved hosts.  I knew Guy had gotten himself access to his mailbox a few years back, but I hadn't thought too much of it as I'd mostly been using my addresses.  Then Marylon the other day said her mail to that address had bounced because the mailbox was full, so I decided to try and get access to it again.  So tonight I downloaded about 7000 emails from August 2010 to November 2016 when the mailbox filled up.  Fun times :)  Mostly spam of course, but there's the odd bit of legitimate mail from people that didn't know the address had died.  

In other news, hurty kept me awake in the middle of the night for a couple of hours so I'm pretty much a zombie.  Hurrah.

Also while I was away, this blog and my email was offline for a few days.  There was some problem with my hosting company that they never fully explained.  Sounded a bit like a DOS, possibly from or to a compromised site.  Didn't stop the 900 or so spam messages getting through though...


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So after watching Masterchef and sorting out my Eudora (all of my email is now migrated to a new host because kaos is being turned off soon) it was a bit late to really start anything, so did a bit of old-fashioned web surfing.  Well not old-fashioned exactly.  It's more the scenario where you see something on Boing Boing or some such site, and at the bottom there's links to the "top 10 <something>".  From there there's links to all sorts of weird and wonderful other things.  So just followed a bunch of those around for an hour or so.  Was kinda fun :)

So my old CIA email address is no longer being used.  Not sure how long they'll keep a forward going for it.  Be nice if it was a while longer yet.  When you have the same email address for fourteen years lots of people you don't contact much will still be able to contact you (Pirjo found me last year because of it!).  Of course you also get craploads of spam.  Will try and keep my new address off the net as much as possible, except for actual personal email.  The domain catch-all will still be used for the majority of other mail. 
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