Woke up this morning to find that TheCoreDump had been comment spam flooded–one comment for each entry, all exactly identical, pointing to some online casino I won’t name.
Took about half an hour to wipe the junk comments off the system. As they all came from the same IP address, I thought about deleting them through straight SQL calls, but since I don’t really know anything about the internals of MT, decided to take the safe route and manually delete them. That sucked. Let’s hope MT 3.0 will have some more efficient ways of getting rid of spam floods.
This definitely looks like the work of a script, as it managed about ten comment posts per minute, which is about as fast as you can make MT take them. Guess I’m going to have to reconfigure my MT installation so the comment CGI is in a non-standard location.
I can’t even imagine what kind of crap the A-list bloggers have to go through…
Let’s close this out with an official death wish for the vermin who do this kind of thing: May you all die slow, horrible deaths writhing in agony. And then burn in Hell for all eternity.
Music: “Under the Gun” by Supreme Beings of Leisure [Opens in iTunes]
Posted Friday, 30 January, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.