Been quite busily sharking despite my lack of posts. I went and obtained a telescoping pole from home depot (goes to 20 ft.!) and but a longish fully threaded bolt in the end. Man that thing works great, and is a blast to use! 2 weeks ago Sat. Me and a friend did a heavy sweep down Rt 12 to Groton and then out Rt. 184 towards RI. Groton north of I-95 should be fairly well sanitized now. With no problem we entirly filled up the back of the car with signs, icgold.com in particular was a heavy infester.
A heavy pay-phone/free Job listing paper spammer has been noticed. This guy leaves business cards everywhere. Neal T. Wholey P.O. Box 28 Colchester, CT is spamming Excel Communications spam. Don't be fooled by the product. I met someone in the Navy several years ago and it's just the same old thinly veiled Pyramid as herble life and the rest of em.
Rt 32 has been a target a few nights now, as well as foreys into Groton and along Rt 12 to the north. The guy with the sign in his front yard has taken down the sign. This past week, I attempted Groton to the south of I-95, but it was late, and there were many signs. Hopefully I can rope my friend again for another Sat. free for all down there. He lives in Waterford, and says there is much spam there, as well as areas in New London. So maybe that will be next. Rt. 2 to the east of Norwich and out to RI also needs a sweep still.
mostly signs haven't re-appeard yet, but I'll continue to keep an eye out. It's kind of funny, out of the many 800 numbers I've called it seems to be only about 5 different recordings split amongst them.
I alerted my roomates to my actions and they are happy. One of them noted that he talked to a policeman about it, and they do ticket if they catch someone in the act.
Also of note, our weekly trash output has about doubled in volume since I started with this and indeed, our trashbin capacity is almost a limiting factor in the amount of signs I can collect.
since the area is starting to look much cleaner in the quiet cornet of the state. I'll begin to focus more down by work. This means Milford, the Havens, Oxford, maybe a streatch in Waterbury. Also may go north of home to Willimantic area and around Stores. I've given thought to trying to design a Public access TV anti-spam ad or maybe even a half hour program. I know a guy that used to work for the company that works in the wallingford Public access tv place. I'll check it out and see if I can get some public momentum behind this.
I've noticed that sometimes it's hard to see the spam because the brain tries to unconciously block it out. My roomate seems particularly succeptable to this phenomena. But I miss some too.
Cheers and happy sharking everyone,