It's the page full of letters, but the answers are no better...s...
Whoops, yes there were an unacceptable number of typos in the last issue and neither myself or Dave Holden picked them up, so sorry about that. I could come up with hundreds of excuses, but lets just blame Dave Holden and move on....
Oh yes and congratulations on getting married, I have been married for 11 years now, just think I would have got less for doing a post office.
Yes please we are always looking for reviews, it's a shame that most of our software reviews are of APDL products, I would like to review software from other developers but there doesn't seem to be many releases that we can actually review. The Young Ones is indeed a classic program and has been running late night on Sky for the last week or two, which means I don't get to bed at a sensible time, one thing I did find very funny was the episode where the house was going to be knocked down, so Vivien trashes the house himself, quite right to. If someone is going to smash something of yours whatever you do then you might as well smash it yourself.
I have also seen the fake PayPal e-mails, as well as ones for a number of UK banks, including rather amusingly Barclays. I say amusingly as within 10 minutes of seeing the spam e-mail I got a cold call from Barclays trying to sell me Ostrich insurance, or something, I asked if their time wouldn't perhaps be better spent solving the fake e-mail problem, but strangely they didn't have an answer. As for getting spammed in English it is the most common language, although I do sometimes get spammed in Japanese!
Dealing with the e-mail, most likely someone on the group had an infected machine of some sort that was harvesting e-mail addresses, or one of those posting had an infected machine that was being used to forward e-mails, or indeed perhaps one of your close friends had an infected machine. Anyway lets have a quick rant about anti-spam e-mail addresses, because these really annoy the hell out of me. Every couple of weeks I get an e-mail from someone or other complaining that I have not responded to an earlier e-mail, every time I check, and every time I have responded, but due to "over vigorous" spam filtering my e-mail has been binned, brilliant. What's the point of e-mailing, then binning my answer and finally complaining because I haven't responded? So to anyone who doesn't seem to get a response from me, check your spam bin. Another really annoying one relates to an e-mail list I am on. Every time a post is sent out it goes to all addresses on the list, everyone knows who is on the list, yet every time I post I get one e-mail address that sends me an e-mail back telling me to "click on this link to confirm you sent an e-mail", no I refuse to. If someone wants to set up an email system designed to prevent anyone e-mailing them to prevent spam then fine, at the end of the day the only way to avoid spam is to block all e-mails, which some people seem to think is worthwhile. I prefer to get the odd bit of spam and all my e-mails, rather than no spam and no e-mail.
Thanks, Paul Brett has included Wator in the PD column and it's also in this issues software directory. It's interesting watching what happens with different start conditions. Sorry about MFCalc it just missed out on last issue, but it is included this time round. I don't personally need a programmer, but does anyone else? Does anyone have any projects that they might want to see if Martin can help with?
And finally back to Andrew Harmsworth...
Thanks for that tip, having had a brief play with !ViewXLS myself I recommend it to all RISCWorld readers.