Posts Tagged ‘administrivia’

Meta comment-spam

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

From today’s spam filter, a comment which amused me deeply:

Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated.

I suppose the best way to disguise comment-spam is to have the boilerplate text be complaining about it…

Some further points

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

1. I usually write about my life, to excruciating length, elsewhere, and have been doing so with assiduous regularity for nearly nine years, ye gods;

2. Not everyone is interested in what I had for breakfast;

3. (although some people are);

4. And occasionally I post things that of are interest to people who are not a) me and b) that gang of geeks I was at university with;

5. So I am experimenting with “proper” blogging, and also with incorporating the book reviews I currently only post to LibraryThing;

6. And, therefore:

7. Hello, world!

Four points

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Hello, world! (it’s obligatory)

  1. Installing wordpress is surprisingly easy
  2. Remembering how chmod works is not
  3. Now I actually need to stop procrastinating and Write Things, Interesting Things
  4. …which means it’s time for some coffee.