Tag Archives: Wagstaff

Meet Veronica, Sexy Skype Spammer

By | December 13, 2007

Maybe this is commonplace for others, but I’ve just got my first sex-chat-spam on Skype. It’s from someone called Veronica Sexy, whose profile indicates that it’s unlikely to be someone I’ve met and just forgotten about (as if I would): Just in case you can’t read that last bit, it reads: can’t wait to get real nasty and… Read More »

Hi, I’m Sheila from Phishers ‘R’ Us

By | October 8, 2007

It amuses me that banks talk about security but rarely apply it in a consistent enough way to save people like you and me from getting scammed. Take what just happened to me this morning: My bank rings me up (the number is a private number so doesn’t show up on my screen, but that doesn’t seem to… Read More »

The Slashdot Report Part II: Where Does The / And The . Come From?

By | April 9, 2005

 This week’s column is about The Slashdot Effect, (subscription only, I’m afraid) and I’ve already started receiving mail telling me my explanation of the term Slashdot is wrong. Here’s what I wrote: Slashdot (slashdot.org, named after the slashes and dots in a Web site address) One reader commented: Hi Jeremy, The slash and dot in Slashdot do NOT refer… Read More »

Column: the Sony Clie PEG-NX70V

By | December 12, 2002

Loose Wire: A Delight to Behold By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 19 December 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   Sony’s newest PDA casts a love-at-first sight spell with its stunning good looks and exciting multi-media features. But will you still love it tomorrow?   Sony has long mastered… Read More »

Column: Deep Purpled

By | May 13, 2002

Loose Wire — And Now, I Show My Age By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 16 May 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   I was drinking beer backstage with the guys from Deep Purple the other day (I’ve always wanted to be able to say that) when I got to… Read More »