Does the name 'Ed Kelleher' ring any bells?

From: Ashley Carder <>
Date: Wed Sep 1 22:14:08 2004

I too have dealt with Ed and found him to be extremely nice
and easy to deal with. His office is near where I live and
work and I've been by there to do some old DEC equipment dealing
with him. I have been very satisfied with our transactions and
he went out of his way to give me a few extra items each time I
visited him. Perhaps there is some misunderstanding with the
email situation.

I do understand the spam issues, as I ran my own mail server
for several years, but ultimately decided to let the ISP do
it because it became a maintenance issue and I was too busy.

As for Ed's systems that he is selling online, there seems to be
a market for what he is building and testing, and he has to earn
a living, so more power to him if he can get what he's asking
for those DEC systems. It has to do with the rules of supply
and demand. I have been known to pay a higher price for an
old system if it is built and pre-tested by another person who
is more experienced than I am. Alternatively, if I'm going to
attempt to test or assemble an old system myself, I will pay
less for the componentsor system. In the first example, I am
willing to pay a premium for the other person's time and expertise.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Lyle Bickley
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 10:35 PM
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: Does the name 'Ed Kelleher' ring any bells?
> I've done business with Ed on a number of occasions and found him
> to be easy
> to deal with, honest and resonable. I've never had a situation
> with Ed where
> I couldn't reach him or vice-versa.
> I'm a big fan of SpamAssassin - which both protects my firm from
> SPAM as well
> as giving me a great deal of flexibility regarding SPAM control.
> I've not
> found it wise to blacklist an entire domain - I prefer much finer
> controls.
> BTW, with tweaking, I get less than 0.5% of SPAM per day - with no false
> positives.
> Lyle
> On Wednesday 01 September 2004 19:11, Bruce Lane wrote:
> > Fellow computer tinkerers,
> >
> > I had a recent E-mail exchange with a fellow named Ed
> Kelleher, apparently
> > the president of a company called '' They appear to sell
> > overpriced (to my eyes, anyway) DEC systems and parts.
> >
> > What had happened was that I had found, in my mail server
> logs, entries
> > which showed that Mr. Kelleher had tried to send me something,
> only to have
> > it bounced repeatedly due to the fact that I'm currently
> blocking traffic
> > from the domain (this last due to RR.Com's utter lack of
> > response to ongoing spam, port probes, and other abuse coming from their
> > network).
> >
> > I sent him a polite note advising him of what I'd found,
> and asking him to
> > please re-send the message to my backup address, which is not
> spam-filtered
> > in any way that I know of.
> >
> > It worked -- sort of. I got back a very terse -- I would
> actually call it
> > rude -- reply to the effect that he'd tried to send whatever he
> was sending
> > five times, with and without attachments, and had finally given
> up. In his
> > words "I don't care to send it again. Stupid policy of yours."
> >
> > This tells me right away that he has absolutely no concept
> of what I, as a
> > self-hosted SysAdmin, go through each and every DAY, trying to
> protect my
> > network effectively against outside abuse.
> >
> > That point aside, I sent back another polite request,
> saying that I'm
> > sorry he felt that way, and asking that he please not blame me for doing
> > what I felt necessary to protect my tiny corner of the Internet. I also
> > asked him if he would consider at least telling me what it was he was
> > trying to send.
> >
> > No response yet, of course. I'm not sure I'll ever see one.
> Based on what
> > I saw of his company's web site, though, I suspect that what he
> had to send
> > may have been of minimal value in any case (possibly even spam).
> >
> > Has anyone on the list had any contact with this person or
> his company?
> >
> > The vast majority of people that I've asked to re-send
> their original
> > message have no problem with it, and are fully understanding of
> why their
> > initial attempts might have been blocked. What's gotten into this fellow
> > that he can't seem to understand the view from my side, especially
> > considering that he sells (and presumably works with) computer goodies?
> >
> > Insights and opinions welcomed. Thanks much.
> >
> >
> > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> > Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
> > Blue Feather Technologies --
> > kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech do/t c=o=m
> > "If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped with
> > surreal ports?"
> --
> Lyle Bickley
> Bickley Consulting West Inc.
> "Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
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