Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life

Friday, August 12, 2005

Fighting Spam Again

The last time I took action to try and thwart the comment spammers, I put in a check for a valid e-mail address that returned an error page if it wasn't there. Recently the damn bastards have figured that one out. So I've added another check -- if the body of the comment contains a URL, it generates an error.

Since what this scum wants is to post links to their websites, they generally put a lot of links in the comments. This will hopefully prevent them from getting through (and if they figure out what I've done will remove the impetus for getting around it.) In any case, one hopes for the best.

Journal Description

My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.