Things are crazy here and I forgot to post a Weekend Open Mic this morning. So here it is… better late than never.
Website update: One of my websites (NB) is down and has been down since late Thursday . It had been receiving an onslaught of comment spam. Upon further investigation it was discovered that thousands of spam comments coming from China have flooded the site every day for the last ten days or so. It got so bad that the traffic was affecting other sites hosted on the same server so they had to take the site down. That spam never makes it to my control panel so I didn’t know what the problem was. But an inside look at the log files indicated that as the problem It seems that the CAPTCHA spam protection didn’t do a damn bit of good. I still see about the same amount of spam as I did before. I’m hoping to eliminate that in the near future.
I have enlisted the aid of a man much wiser than I in matters of websitery magic. We’re going to end up banning comments from China which will hopefully solve the problem. People in China will still be able to view the site, just not comment. We’re hoping all of this is resolved very soon and things get back to normal on NB. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience this has cause the readers.
Also, I’d like to thank the few people who found the generosity in their hearts to make donations which help keep me sane during trying times like this.
Cable Internet: So far my new cable internet service is skipping along with out a problem whatsoever (knock on wood). The guys were out to bury the cable yesterday that the installer had strewn across the ground but they’re going to have to come back next week with equipment to tunnel it under my driveway.
New keyboard: I purchased a Logitech G710+ keyboard and am very happy with it. It’s got lights and sh*t. It’s designed for heavy duty gaming which I rarely (read as never) do. But most importantly it’s very comfortable and I like the way it feels under my fingers. It has macro keys too which I’ve programmed to help with blogging.
Weather: We’re looking at 60°F+ temperatures predicted for the next few days. The January thaw will also bring some showers.
That’s about all from here, what’s going on in your world?