Friday, 6 November 2015
During the past couple of weeks I have begun to relieve around 20-30 spam a day from clearly one crook. He uses several names as addresses and changes them almost daily. Among the names are @cisco.com, @excellentcalls.net, @life.net, @claims.co.uk, @SYNTAX_ERROR and around thirty others. Some contain my first name, others offer the usual trash. This sort of thing happens now and again and I suspect it is the same people responsible from times past. No idea what they are after, I doubt anything they sell is genuine, and I have not clicked on them to see what they offer. However it is annoying to get so many constantly from the same crowd of crooks. Sending millions of these worldwide is fine if people respond but how many actually do respond? I suppose someone somewhere does or they would not bother. Surely folks would realise they are chancers?
I came upon this piece by a spammer telling folks how to grab the unwary's attention. Sugar
This may be someone selling legitimate items unlike my visitors but non the less I could do without so many at one time. These are easily deleted by the system but it does annoy having to link each name.
As you may be aware my opinion on 'art' and much of what is offered as 'art' is far from what can be called appreciative. Similarly the enormous time squandered on 'wimmen' when it is not required can cause some a reaction however the Edinburgh Evening News, a rag that died many years ago has informed those still bothering to read it about an exhibition of wimmin artists at the National Galleries of Scotland.
Now I do like portraits and this one caught my eye. It is by one Dorothy Johnstone and this, and indeed many of her other pictures, are well worth a look. One or two of the other girls mentioned look quite interesting also but some are clearly mental, like so many other 'artists!' So much did I appreciate this that if I lived in the capital city I would pop along and see this for myself, even paying at the door if required. Some of these girls did have a fair bit of talent and this must be worth seeing.