punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Some people thingk it's funny, but it's really hot and runny...

I got paged at 3am. Fucking spammers. Some of our customers got hit by a spammer who seemed to be either Brazillian in nature or by target, or just thought the ".br" domain was cool. One customer got hit yesterday, but it wasn't as bad because the spammer bot sent it out during our peak period, and the rate he sent was limited by normal daily traffic.

At 3am this morning, though? Fifty five thousand. In less than 20 minutes, our server, which can handle 5000 mail connections at once, just choked and nearly died. On top of that, we had a problem with our VPN, so my connection to the office was slow. Once I had cleared out the spam traffic, a second customer machine launched, and I had to start the whole thing over again. My adrenaline was pumping, and by 4:30, the curses and anger that spewed form towards the asshat spammers of the world was evident to my cats, who hid. I couldn't get to sleep until 6. I decided to sleep late, then remembered I had a dental appointment. So I just did a work from home.

Remember that bad fruit and sushi from yesterday? Yeah, I was up by 8 with a lot of cramping and diarrhea. So I just worked until the cramping stopped, and then took a nap for an hour. Then it was time to get three cavities filled, but I didn't know if I could ... you know, hold it in. My burps were also incredibly horrible. The dentist told me to reschedule. So I went back home. Good thing, too. I found out it may have been quite a task to hold it in while being drilled... :(

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