Fun with Computers


I logged into one of my email accounts this morning, the one that most of my reports come into for the FishWire and was absolutely thrilled to see I had 587 new emails.  It’s nice to be loved, but this is getting silly.  For the record, if I didn’t want to refinance my mortgage the first 6,000 times you asked, then the answer is probably going to be no on the 6,001 time.  Also, I am probably not a long lost relative of King Mombasasutu who died without an heir and has a huge fortune that awaits if I only reply to one simple email. 

More surprising to me of late is the amazing amount of spam I am getting about Tahitian Fishing Adventures, or for Canadian Fly Tying Databases, or tournament fishing in Cozumel.  All stuff I never asked for and pretty much don’t want. 

The long and the short of it is that I batch deleted about 400 messages this morning.  I know there was probably some good stuff in their, but I’m past the point where I will sit to sift through email for two hours looking for the few gems in the pile of rot.  I’m sending out a new message to the contributors to the report, and will add in their stuff as it comes in. 

BTW, if anyone is interested in helping out with the Boston Fishwire, I’m definitely in need of help. 


Mark N. Cahill has been writing and editing for since 1995. He started fishing in the mid-1960's and caught his first striper off World's End in Hingham in 1966. From there on in it was an obsession. He loves fishing for tuna, and fly fishing for striped bass. In a pinch, anything with fins will do...

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