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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Friday June 27, 2003
02:14 AM


[ #13090 ]

Journalists are great. The difference between an open proxy and an open relay has completely eluded this guy. Ah well. It's kinda fun to see these other large companies disagree with us - and I know our data on this is right.

Yesterday I gave a presentation to our new development starters about our anti-spam code. And I completely forgot the equations for Bayes' Theorem. ARGH! I wish I didn't have a FIFO brain!

I'm putting it here now to remind myself:

P(x|y) = P(y|x)P(x)

Now if I get stuck again I can find my journal ;-)

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  • It was a cool talk, with loads of other things to ponder over. I made more notes from your presentation than anybody else's.

    I think I suitably showed myself up, when asked to help out on the testing talk. I was asked to write a quick few lines of code to detect the numbers between 2 and 5. Knowing he was trying to trip me up, halfway through I distracted myself by asking the return codes he wanted, then carried on with:

    my $input = shift;
    return 1 if($input >= 2 || $input <= 5);
    return 0;

    Having sa