ive tried to install ASK but not really understanding how it all is suppose to work. does anyone have a simpler, possibly more up to date installation guide? also when i run ask filter i get this error

/usr/lib/python2.4/whrandom.py:38: DeprecationWarning: the whrandom module is deprecated; please use the random module
  DeprecationWarning)
Attention:

The system could not deliver your message due to a technical problem.
Information about the problem has been recorded locally for analysis.

-- Problem Details --

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/askfilter", line 66, in ?
    rc = ask.filter(sys.stdin)
  File "/usr/lib/ask/askmain.py", line 94, in filter
    self.msg.read(filehandle)
  File "/usr/lib/ask/askmessage.py", line 127, in read
    buf = input_fh.readline()
KeyboardInterrupt


any ideas how to solve?