Comments housekeeping

December 20th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m getting a hell of a lot of comment spam at the moment so I’m closing comments on any post over 14 days old. If that doesn’t slow down the amount of ‘awaiting moderation’ emails I’m getting then I’ll have to close them for a while. I really can’t be arsed with over 100 emails a day.

I’ve you desperately need to tell me something about an old post, which you probably won’t, you can get me on simosthoughts [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

New to the blogroll…

April 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Chris Christostomou, A.K.A. Mou.

Once again, as always with blogroll additions, should’ve been there a while ago.

Chris is also active on Twitter as Chrismou

Daily Quail has moved…

August 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Typical. No sooner have I added the mighty Daily Quail to my blog roll, than he goes and gets himself a proper URL.

Change your readers and stuff to

Via D-Notice

1-2, 1-2, 2-2-2…

June 3rd, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

Just trying summat out…


“It all comes, I suppose, from liking honey too much”

March 11th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

Chicken Yoghurt

Yay, my Project Honey Pot honey pot caught an email harvester. Go me!

“WTF is Project Honey Pot?” I thought.

Project Honey Pot

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email we not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.

We collate, process, and share the data generated by your site with you. We also work with law enforcement authorities to track down and prosecute spammers. Harvesting email addresses from websites is illegal under several anti-spam laws, and the data resulting from Project Honey Pot is critical for finding those breaking the law.

Additionally, we will periodically collate the email messages we receive and share the resulting corpus with anti-spam developers and researchers. The data participants in Project Honey Pot will help to build the next generation of anti-spam software.

Everyone hates spam and spammers, unless of course you are a spammer, and as someone who’s had their email address spoofed and then been spammed by my own email address, I particularly like this idea.

So, to all those spammers, I have this message, in the immortal words of Farmer Palmer

Get orff moy laand!

Service announcement

January 13th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

I’ve had a few teething problems since setting up camp on WordPress. It happens when you don’t test properly. *rolls eyes*

One of the problems was Feedburner not liking the new feed url so I’ve had to delete it at Feedburner and reburn it.

This means that the person that subscribed by email has to re-subscribe. Everyone else should be alright as the new Feedburner feed URL was the same as last time.

Just to make things easy, I’ll just leave these links here:
Subscribe by email
Entries RSS
Comments RSS

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