Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


INCORRECT: The image was photoshopped.


CORRECT: Those who use Adobe® Photoshop® software to manipulate images as a hobby see their work as an art form.

INCORRECT: A photoshopper sees his hobby as an art form.

Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Spam on the topic exchange

Hmm ... suddenly a lot of SERPS and phone sex spam appeared on the Topic Exchange. Ah well, my spam deleting interface is good enough that it doesn't hurt to blow it away by hand. The latest version of MT-Blacklist managed to catch one of the phone sex sites, but I guess what I'm seeing is stuff entered by hand rather than mass-posted like what Movable Type users seem to be being hit with, so the blacklist wasn't all that useful this time.

That said, once I delete a link to a site, the Topic Exchange will refuse to link to that site ever again. The phone sex spammer seems to have loads of different domains, though, so this may not be that handy in this case either. Hmm.

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