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Journal of rafael (2125)

Thursday March 06, 2003
08:13 AM

Swimming in the Spam Sea

[ #10921 ]
I use bogofilter since a few weeks, and I'm very happy with it. No false positives, very few false negatives. It does its job.

Once you use bogofilter, an interesting perl / shell command is :

strings -n3 ~/.bogofilter/spamlist.db | \
perl -lne 'END{print"@x"}for$i(0..19){int rand$. or$x[$i]=$_}'

This outputs a 20-word burroughsian cut-up of the received spam. Ideal to feed the phosphor(1) hack of xscreensaver(1) (although the random text may contain profanity.)

Here's a random sample :

three long-lasting plain during cnn connected incredible chemical weeks line-height message heard biggest from burning risk spin databasee absence f.r.e.e

Pure computer-generated poetry, uh ? This could even be turned into haikus.

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