Pete Stokely, co-founder of Stokely Consulting, currently serves as its
Minister of Non-Critical Information. His favorite languages are Perl
and English; the balance progressively shifting to the latter in recent
years. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has resided in many
different regions of the US, preferring those with plentiful Mexican
food and very little snow.
Among many other enthusiasms, he loves all
critters that are not actively trying to eat him. He recently settled
in Austin, but is unable to tell whether this makes him an actual Texan
We hate spam!
It's Not Us! Spam's Even Viler Side
(October 1, 2003) Do you hate spam? Really hate it? Naah. You only think you do. Pete
tells how we got spoofed, got blacklisted and generally got madder at
spammers than you probably will ever be.
As the Worm Turns -- The Spam Forgery Saga Continues
(November 16, 2003) No matter who you are -- or how high your standards of ethics and security are -- your domain name can easily be forged. The program to do so could be written by a starfish. We analyze "our" spam and ask AOL for advice.
(October 1, 2003) The first of Pete's Critter Stories. Pete makes a point of not falling
in love often, but must make an exception for a gorgeous young skunk who
likes cat food, almond cookies, flower pots and ... well, his whole
Baby Skunk Moves In
(October 1, 2003) Ms Skunk was a class act, but her son... he just wasn't raised right.
Baby Skunk, flushed from his culvert home by the first big rain of the
Monsoon season, finds an ideal new home in a warm, snug place... behind
the dryer. Celeste objects.
Baby Skunk Is Evicted
(November 1, 2003) Baby Skunk's fate is deliberated as laundry piles up. Pete's brilliant plan, heroic vigils and inadvertant triumph.