October 27, 2007


Well, there was another 50+ hour week, come to an end... makes three in a row, and five of the last six.  That's annoyingly long, but it's even worse when you're working alone, which I am.  The Duck is worn out.

However, I've got the weekend off for the first time in a month.  I see a lot of anime in my future...the 3rd DVD of Haruhi is on my desk, and I see that there's 3rd episodes of and Minami-ke and Sketchbook available, too.

Not to mention the little surprise I'm working on for the F1 UPDATE! year in review post.

It's NICE to have an uninterrupted couple of days off.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:33 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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I left this as a comment response to you over at Pixy's, but I wanted to leave it here too. I think the real reason you get lots of spam and I don't get any is that I require all commenters to be registered and logged in.

It's not really an onerous requirement on humans, but it cuts the flow of spam down to essentially nothing.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 27, 2007 03:14 PM (+rSRq)

2 If it was those annoying little things that said "c15t" or whatever, I've just updated the spam filter for them.  They were getting through because they had no real links or content for the filter to catch.

It now detects them and bans the source IP on the first attempt, which should help a lot.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 27, 2007 06:05 PM (PiXy!)

3 Installed the updated filter, banned all the IPs that had already spammed us, and cleaned out the spam.  So things should be a bit quieter now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 27, 2007 06:13 PM (PiXy!)

4 Oops.  Slight bug caused it to crash when it identified a spambot, which, while it did block the spam, didn't do it quite the way I intended.  Fixed that too.

(It looks like we got a burst of 100+ spams just after I installed the filter, so good timing there.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 27, 2007 06:22 PM (PiXy!)


Pixy, that's exactly what I was getting zorched with: the "c15t" thingies.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Steven, I'm sure you're right, regarding the spam.  Until it becomes completely unbearable, however, I'll continue to have open comments.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 27, 2007 07:46 PM (UdB9M)

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