Monthly Archives: October 2002

Comment Spam Quick Fix

Both Sam Ruby and Phil Ringnalda had good advice — don’t spend a lot of time on developing a solution to fixing the comment spam problem. Whatever I can do within the form, it’s a relatively simple matter for a … Continue reading

Posted in Society, Technology | 66 Comments

Comment Spam Problem Continued

In regards to the comment spam problem mentioned earlier, one idea kicked around was checking the http_referer to make sure that the comment post came from the same server as the form. We taked about the possibility of empty http_referers … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | 12 Comments

Vote as if your life is dependent on it

In some ways, I don’t think there’s ever been a US election in this country that has more far reaching implications than the one next week. If the Republicans gain control of the Senate next week, and maintain control of … Continue reading

Posted in Stuff | 11 Comments

Comment Spammers redux

Seems to be a technology day today. Phil caught a comment spammer who was trying to dump spam comments in all of his posts. This process would work within any weblog that sequentially numbers weblog posts (ie Movable Type). I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | 14 Comments

Changes to RSS Validator MT Templates

If you’re a Movable Type user and are using the templates provided with the new RSS Validator, be aware of the following line: <content:encoded><![CDATA[<$MTEntryBody$>]]></content:encoded> This will include your entire post within the feed. I didn’t pay that much attention to … Continue reading

Posted in Stuff | 5 Comments

Changes to RSS Validator MT Templates

If you’re a Movable Type user and are using the templates provided with the new RSS Validator, be aware of the following line: <content:encoded><![CDATA[<$MTEntryBody$>]]></content:encoded> This will include your entire post within the feed. I didn’t pay that much attention to … Continue reading

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How to Drive in Ice and Snow

Weather Underground has predicted that we could get snow this week. I haven’t driven in snow before, and since I didn’t learn how to drive at my Daddy or Mama’s knee, I had to figure out what do do when … Continue reading

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