I was recently looking for a package to implement a discussion board for a group project, and luckily came across phpBB :: Creating Communities. phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful […]
The euphoria of stomping out blog spam cockroaches may be short-lived. Mark Pilgrim lays out the depressing, sobering truth on weblog spam [dive into mark]. Mark sez the good times will last last than a month… And then the spammers will strike back. They’ll complain to your ISP that you’re spamming, and your ISP will […]
Now that I have an analysis tool for my server, I am digging up all kinds of neat findings. From the referer logs (links from outside to specific web pages on my site), came one from MGMT110 Class Projects / blogs At Earlham College, in Indiana. This site is in an “Information Technology and Society” […]
I was thinking about David Carter-Tod’s recent note on how his RSS parsing script service was getting heavy hits, you success and all of its burdens. I began getting curious on how often our RSS2JS script was being used (and I know that the page needs some re-design and chunking), since it runs on the […]
Boston University prof Michael Feldman offers up 10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Google. After #1 (some numbers, stats) follow 9 types of things Google can do besides just keyword web searches (<tiphat>tip of the blog hat to Scripting News</tiphat>). Nothing was tremendous news to this dog, but it is a helpful reminder […]
I found it interesting that the May 2003 Melbourne Digital Arts and Culture Conference (melbourneDAC) created a web site for the conference using MovableType (some links seem to go to non MT pages)- an interesting use of weblogs beyond “cat diaries”. But beyond that, as was noted at Kairosnews was that all of the presented […]
Adam Kalsey provides the rallying cry to in his Comment Spam Manifesto. Also check out Adam’s story of nailing a blog spam roach where it hurts. What you failed to understand is that bloggers are smarter, better connected, and more technologically savvy than the average email user. We control the medium that you are now […]
D’Arcy recently exalted MT Spamkiller with proofs from his blog how the spam cockroaches were being blocked.
I had not peeked at my MovableType activity log in a while, and was overwhelmed at the number of comment spams that were stopped by Jay Allen’s MTBlacklist plug-in. I shudder at the thought of doing the manual deletion I did just a few weeks ago.
I can hear an entire army of soliders smashing their heels down on the comment spam cockroaches.
Last Friday I did a demo of Apple’s iChat/iSight for two-way desktop video conferencing. This was for a group of faculty and staff who attended our Ocotillo Online Learning Group (OLG) meeting, an open monthly event held at different colleges within the Maricopa system.
Like any technology demo, it had its highs and not so highs, manly some connections where the internet was not cooperating and the bandwidth not sufficient for full quality video or sometimes the audio was muffled. But the demo did demonstrate the ease of video chats, and we heard some different ideas how people are using this technology now.
Another twist by the blog comment-spamming “community”. In a twice submitted comment to 2 unrelated posts on my MovableType blogs, “Peter” blog-spams: Great comments guys. Peter <a href=”http://www.fda.gov/”>FDA</a> As if Peter was trying to get me to toss the US Food and Drug Administration into my MT-Blacklist?? Or Peter is just getting his cockroach fingers […]