Originally Posted by zzzzzeke
hey andy, whats chickenboner? I noticed ur picture off ur www link. Nice car, I just noticed the goofy url
Heh. Yeah, it'* an in-joke from a completely-different area of work. It'* a derisive term for spammers that we spamfighters made up in network security discussion groups. This can get a little complicated, but you asked...
The typical spammer, according to the stereotype, is an uneducated mope who sits in front of his PC surrounded by beer cans and chicken bones from KFC takeout meals. Hence the name "chickenboner." A bunch of us spamfighters had posted photos of ourselves under the joke domain http://www.chickenboner.com
, and I listed the URL for mine here since the Bonneville was in the background of my picture. (The license plate refers to spamfighting, not street racing.
If you'd like to see the context a little better, start here: http://www.chickenboner.com
The "Lumber Cartel" reference comes from an irate spammer who accused spamfighters of being paid by the "Lumber Cartel" to suppress their spamming the Internet, since the lumber industry would supposedly suffer if third-class mailers stopped buying paper and started advertising by spam instead. The photo collection of us spamfighters can be found under the "Cartel" folder here: