I posted that Jabber entry Saturday night at about 11:30PM. I included my JID, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the message, and I know for certain that was the first time that address ever appeared in any searchable form on the Intarweb. It's not an email address, it just looks like one. At 2:09 PM today, about 38 hours later, I got a 419 scam email (you know, "I urgently need help moving 5 million dollars out of the country, blah blah blah...") aimed at that address, but bounced to my postmaster box because it didn't resolve. I imagine the spammers' address harvesters are keying on the weblogs.com and/or blo.gs update lists. Evil.
The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday
they might force their beliefs on us.
— Mario Cuomo