The fans write letters!

As promised, this one from the “fans of reality tv” file: This one from one “Breanna (aka Rihanna) Riles“, who has obviously worked long and hard at her studies to write the following: “hello my name is breanna and u may not know me but im from bessemer¬†alabama u may not have heard of it …

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Another hurdle?

I’m still amazed at the effectiveness of the anti-spam security tools in place here. Akismet is the most “proud” of the lot, and rightfully so… “Akismet has caught 2,000 spam for you since you first installed it. You have no spam currently in the queue. Must be your lucky day. :)” The daily numbers are …

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Pardon the mess – upgrades can be messy

WordPress has added a pile of new features, and as I’ve just discovered, no longer works with a number of plugins I had been using. Part of this was expected – the better plugins are now obsolete, as WordPress has the same functionality built in now. Some will need upgrading, and I’ll get to that …

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Spam King off the streets

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, maybe it’s “Bad Behavior” doing a better job lately. I don’t know, but there’s been a huge decline in comment spam filtered out by Akismet lately, and then I read this… damned good news. ‘Spam King’ Arrested and Charged – News and Analysis by PC Magazine A top spammer known …

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I (Heart) Akismet

Since the day I gave up on Greymatter, moved to a different host, and loaded up WordPress, I’ve been running Akismet to monitor comments and keep out the spam… today my counter is over 1000 junk emails, with no false positives and (if I recall correctly) only one spam-ish comment making it through. That rocks. …

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Hurray, Akismet!

Akismet has caught 100 spam for you since you first installed it. One of the best things about WordPress is the default inclusion of Akismet to keep the spam generators from getting their hooks into the site comments. It’s only a few months since I installed WP, and Akismet has just racked up it’s 100th …

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Improper use of photo editing software?

Once again Cox & Forkum hit the nail on the head. (Title of this cartoon refers to this famous quote: The first casualty when war comes is truth) This is a hoot. Reuters photographers are photoshopping images and publishing them as news. Bloggers catch them, professional photographers out them, and this is all we get …

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XHTML Valid YouTube posts

This is more a note to myself than anything else, but it may help others as well. YouTube videos/links are one of the hottest things going on the web today, but like so many other services, they can’t seem to be bothered to provide XHTML valid links for their “post this” data. For instance YouTube …

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Coppermine Gallery Integration

[image:160:l] A nice view of the evening sky out my back door to test the functionality of the Coppermine -> WordPress integration plugin. This is a beta version, but so far the integration has been fairly seamless. [image:196:r] Ok, there seems to be a problem with the insertion script… and the layout on the “write” …

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WordPress Plugins

New Note (20 Jul 07): Mr. Mist has improved on my and Simon’s work – his version can be found here, please give it a look! NOTE: This post now contains the latest version alluded to in the comments – it can be copy/pasted from below, or downloaded in .ZIP format here. Since moving to …

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