One of the many advantages of using Pobox as my email hub is its wonderful spam filter. Occasionally, though, it blocks a legit message, so I periodically have to skim through the piles of ‘discards’ it has blocked. It’s interesting to see the changing patterns of spam. The pump-and-dump, penis-enlargement and fake Rolex salesmen are still, er, hard at it. But there’s an increasing amount of incomprehensible Cyrillic guff. Putin’s Russia continues to develop along predictable lines.