Comment Spam is Tasty
A couple months ago, I noticed my site getting spam posted as replies to news posts. On a whim, I checked this out and discovered over 200 spams posted in past comments so they didn’t show up on the front page. Nice to know my little site that gets barely any hits, using custom software mostly incompatible with other blog projects, is worth targeting. So I took the Brain Age route: anyone wishing to post comments in my site must be able to multiply or add two digits from one to nine. It’s a captcha mostly unlike those in popular circulation, so it’ll hopefully be a while before spammers code bulk-posters to circumvent it.
I have to say, Independence Weekend was fun, as was the Taste of Chicago. Jen, Ryan, Amanda, and I gorged ourselves on vast amounts of food, which to their chagrin, energized me indefinitely through the day. We even went on a little boat-tour of the Chicago skyline, to which I must add: Lake Michigan is freaking cold! It was mid 80’s through the day, and I was shivering through the entire tour. Jen and I burned a little, but while I was expecting ’lobster’, I was pleasantly surprised with pink-grapefruit; I might even get a slight tan out of the bargain.
Unfortunately I also purchased Final Fantasy IV and Sword of Mana for my DS, because I need more games to distract me from being productive. Ah well…