[Nottingham] Weird Stuff

Graeme Fowler nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Sep 12 20:50:00 2002

On 12 Sep 2002, Lee wrote:
> So you've looked then, that my point... ;-)

Was it? As part of every job I've done I've had to do some sort of
analysis. Not snooping, but analysis. Snooping is actively looking for
*something* (or even passively inthe hope that it'sthere), analysis is
looking to see what is happening and why. In all cases for me, to debug a
problem and make it goaway.

> Oh, I can tell you worked in academia ;-).

And how would that comment give that away, exactly?

> No, nothing to hide, but I don't like geeks who run caching server
> looking at my shit. Goverment yeah, but some geek with too much time on
> his hands...no way... :-)

Remember that "The Internet" as an entity does not actually exist. An
internet (or several) does, but the whole point of the term is that  it
comprises a large number of interconnected networks. Someone has to run

Personally  I feel  a  healthy level of paranoia  is a  good thing (as is
a keyboard with a decentspacebar...), but you can have a little too much.