Tag Archives: spam

Second Try

I want to allow people to comment on the site. I found that after I shut off comments, I simply stopped writing. Here’s a second try.

White Flag

I raised the white flag today. I thought I had turned comments off in moveable type (v 2.6x) and deleted all the old spam. But today — just 2.5 days after cleaning up the mess — there were another 556 spam turdlettes on the site. I don’t have time for this. I haven’t gotten the […]


People warned me. But did I listen? NOooooooo. I’ve been away from blogging for a while. When I came back, some 10,000 spam messages stained my comments. I have no time to deal with it except to delete all existing comments and turn comments off. Deleting comments the easy way required logging into mySQL. mysql> […]


Anatomy of a spam message: I got this one in my box. It didn’t display properly since I’m not using a Microsoft mail reader. But it did slip past the junk mail filter. Most filters work on a point system. If a message accrues enough spam points, it’s flagged as junk. It’s a good new, […]

Death Penalty for Virus Pukes

The sobig virus has hit me. Well, not me directly. I’m on the Mac. But it has hit someone (I don’t know who) and I’m affected (even if not infected).