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Wow, I thought I was saying radical things about being burned out and
tired of the 9/11 nonstop violin concerto. Here is a whole article on
reactions kind of like this at Salon.com.

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I upgraded my spam fighting software today, upgrading to
Razor 2.0 and
SpamAssassin 2.41. I’ve liked
both over the last 4 or 5 months, and am happy to be getting the
gee-whizzier capabilities of the new Razor. This is the one with
ephemeral hashes, trust based reporting (less vulnerable to deliberate
misreporting of righteous mail as spam), and other cool things. Like
when I first installed all this stuff, I find myself kind of impatient
to get spam now. I want to get some, to verify it’s all working and is
better. According to the docs, SA is now reporting fewer false hits
and better tagging things. We shall see.

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I fear this next week is going to be unbearable with remembrances of
September 11th. While not saying that I think we shouldn’t commemorate
or observe the anniversary, I note that those seeking to make hay from
this observance are thick on the ground. Politicians, TV channels,
newspapers are all plucking our heartstrings for all they are
worth. The artificiality of it makes me sick. This was a terrible day,
but probably not the worst moment in our history, not a reason to
alter the fundaments of our lives or values. Let’s spend a day
remember lost loved ones, thinking about what matters to us, and then
let’s move on. Morbidly obsessing on every detail that might fill up a
segment on the local news (“Local couple visited the Trade Center just
days before the attack!”) is not seemly and is a poor way to
memorialize an important and somber event.