I’m back! And so is my e-mail!

I just got back from 4 days in Washington D.C. participating in a Human-Machine Interface experiment using Swarthmore’s Urban Search & Rescue robots. More on that later.

As it happens, we didn’t have Internet access while we were down there, so I now have a metric ton of e-mail to wade through. Here’s a quick break down:

  • Inbox: 42 messages
  • Reserved Students: 30 messages
  • Prof. Maxwell: 3 messages
  • Computer Science department: 3 messages
  • SCCS (Swarthmore College Computer Society) Staff: 64 messages
  • SCDC (Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons): 4 messages
  • SLUG (Swarthmore Linux Users Group): 83 messages
  • SWIL (Swarthmore Warders of Imaginative Literature) Chat: 190 messages
  • SWIL Debate: 100 messages
  • SWIL Fun: 13 messages
  • SWIL Geek Chat: 3 messages
  • SWIL Presidents: 3 messages
  • SWIL Webmaster: 17 messages
  • My parental units: 2 messages

That’s a grand total of 558 e-mails, in only a 4 day period. Admittedly, I haven’t sorted out the spam yet; the new style of spam, with large blocks of random text, is very good at defeating Apple Mail’s Bayesian filters. In fact, not a single one of those messages got marked as Junk; I wonder how many of them actually are junk. ::sigh:: Stupid spammers!

Anyway, I’d better get to work reading all of this. I also have a SWAPAzine to write before SWIL Inauguration starts. Tonight at midnight I pass the mantle of the co-presidency.

So tired. So very, very tired…

Politik” from A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay


One response to “I’m back! And so is my e-mail!”

  1. In case you’re curious, only 20 of those messages were spam, mostly in SWIL Webmaster and SWIL President. I obviously am on wayyyy too many mailing lists.

Nurd Up!