Matts (email not shown publicly) I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] 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.
Some lame skript kiddie is using botfloods against the rhizo perl IRC network (where #axkit, #axkit-dahut, #london.pm, and the nice #perl are). I thought leaving efnet I'd never see this crap again. *sigh*