Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Sep 2003, 9:53 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Steve Schultz! I haven't been able to get an email through to you because worm emails are loading your inbox to capacity. So here is the letter I wrote to you.

So lots of people have been experiencing the same thing as you. It is a common problem and the best way to stop it (or at least to stem the tide) is to set up a filter which directs those virus or worm mails to the trash. Most of them have Microsoft in the subject line or somewhere in the email address, so you can use that as a rule for setting up your filter. This doesn't stop you from receiving the mail, it just helps so you don't have to deal with it as much. After the worm dies down, or its effects do, you can turn off the filter. Microsoft basically never emails people directly anyway, so the false positive risk is extremely low.

I have read your updates and enjoyed them. Am I as whacked as all the Asian-American women you meet? I have always figured I don't count because I am "Indian, not Asian," and I don't see pretty Indian girls in trophy positions, but I could be wrong.


P.S. Played DDR with a young white man named Cliff last night. By 'with' I mean 'next to.' I was wearing a party dress. I hope we entertained the crowds sufficiently. I suppose this is what I care about a lot, entertaining the crowd, whether the crowd exists or not.