Archive for December, 2005

Comment Spam

Monday, December 26th, 2005

So there’s been a whole bunch of comment spam attempts (all rather useless because I’ve got comment moderation turned on for just such an event). None of them seem to actually be much use for spamming, they’re all the standard “your site is so great” garbage, then with a few links to popular websites (think major news sites, etc). I can only assume they’re trying to see if it’s possible to post comment spam or not before they then go nuts and try lots of different sites, although I’ve had a fair number of them just for this. Who knows, after all one of the key rules of spammers is that spammers are stupid isn’t it?

To avoid them I’m going to make a small modification to the comment posting page so it doesn’t fit the standard template they’re no doubt trying. In the garbage field you need to enter at least 4 characters — any 4 characters will work, this should just stop any bots that are trying the standard WordPress template for entering a comment.


Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Plenty of people have wanted to reproduce the “ripple” effect from Dashboard in Mac OS X. So, for all you people looking to do it, here’s some code to ripple your own windows.

Download Rippler here (52KB).

Enjoy 🙂