This morning's cost of having a website and an email address:
Delete a comment on my site which was added by a spammer
Download a hundred or so emails, with 95% being marked as spam
Delete half a dozen spams that got through because they came from my email address, then tweak Spamassassin to unwhitelist that address
Edit a couple of pages on my wiki that somebody found through Google and helpfully added "should I be able to edit this?"
I fear that we are close approaching a point where the annoyance of being on the internet gets to a point where it is unbearable. There was an item on/. about Gopher which reminded me that the internet used to have a higher signal to noise ratio and a lot less annoying people. Perhaps the technology was just not mature enough to annoy large numbers of people with ease.
On the other hand, a chance visit made me remember that I haven't seen Glengarry Glen Ross for a while and thanks to Neflix I am going to settle down on the sofa with a white russian and enjoy it.