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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)

Tuesday January 20, 2004
03:30 AM

Slow down life, I want to get off...

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OK, so it's now been months since I wrote in my journal. For any regular readers here I apologise for not keeping up with updates.

Life has been pretty hectic lately, but I think is starting to head back towards normality. Here's the major happenings in the last few weeks/months:

  • We finished version 1.0 development of the quarantine system. It works, and is now running for several thousand users. And I'm mostly happy with the design and the code.
  • We hired someone else to work on the quarantine system so I can get back to developing our anti-spam engine. Yay!
  • My in-laws came to stay (from Canada) for 4 weeks over christmas.
  • I re-subscribed to spamassassin-dev and spamassassin is now (pretty much) completely migrated over to being a project at the ASF ( We'll have to see where this leads - maybe I'll get back into development of it, maybe I won't. Not sure yet.
  • I re-wrote our anti-spam engine mostly from scratch so that it would be much easier to add in components, and also give us better logging and improved functionality.
  • The spam team here is now 5 people (currently 8 though with 3 contractors doing asian language stuff), and I'm no longer heading it up - which is a good thing as heading up the team is time consuming management stuff.
  • I started cycling to work.
  • I sold my sports car and bought something cheaper (and more comfortable!).

And various personal things happened in between all that.

Overall though I'm looking forward to getting back to a bit more R&D work, and possibly releasing a few more CPAN modules now I've been surpassed as the most prolific CPAN author :-)

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