Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No newsletter for April 15, 2007

This blog post is really for people who read my spam and anti-spam newsletter. There won't be one this week (it was due on April 15) because I wanted to spend time in the newsletter reviewing the MIT Spam Conference 2007.

Unfortunately, the videos of the presentations on the web site are either of very poor quality or have no sound at all. This makes reviewing the presentations very hard. Bill Yerazunis has promised better videos 'coming soon', and I'm waiting for them.

While I'm complaining I also find that the 'download an ISO' to get the papers to be ridiculous. I've asked Bill to provide individual links to each of the papers and presentations so that people can just click and download what they want. He says...

We *could* have individual links. I assume the
individual authors would do so in any case.

And I'll probably do that later.

But right now, I'm sorta trying to get people to
at least glance at all the papers, and put the CDROMs into
their local libraries; that's the motivation.

So, my next newsletter will be out on April 30 with a review of the MIT Spam Conference and other regular news.


James said...

I'm looking forward to seeing some videos where I can hear what is going on, and being able to download individual papers as well...

At least they are willing to put it all on the web for free though :)

Manni said...

I downloaded the ISO image, extracted the files and made them available for download. You can find them on my blog.