Holy crap, you guys. This spam thing is getting out of control.
You aren’t seeing as much of it when you visit because of some modifications I made a little while ago, but I’m still having to moderate literally hundreds of spam comments and trackbacks every day. That’s a pain in the ass, and I have better things to do with my time. Watching Big Brother 6, for example.
So today, I finally got around to installing two awesome plugins that combat spam (and got rid of a third not-so-awesome one that was throwing code at people). I had one of them (Spam Karma 2) sweep my archives, and then I had the pleasure of spending my lunch hour deleting over 4,000 spammed comments and trackbacks. Four thousand! That is nuts.
Most of them are bots, but what about the people behind them? Do they get paid to do this? It seems like kind of a stupid job.
In other random news I haven’t told you this week, remember that power outage in LA the other day? Yeah, that’s why the site was down for several hours. My hosting provider is located in a building that lost power, and then the five generators came up, and then two of them failed, and the remaining three were like “go to hell” and went down too, thus knocking out all of Dreamhost’s stuff for a while. It’s so weird how a ripple in a city thousands of miles away can freak me the fuck out for a while, because I went through this phase of being absolutely certain that my domain had accidentally been deleted.
Did I ever tell you I’m a little catastrophe-minded? It’s true.
So anyway, you can read all about that here, if you’re so inclined. And not to go all poster child or anything, but one more reason Dreamhost rocks is because their blog and their newsletters are consistently entertaining. I’m just saying. They’re also letting me give you sweet discounts on stuff. Like now, for example, if you decide to sign up for a hosting package at any level, and you want to pay monthly, type in code LSWSUF and I’ll waive your $50 setup fee. How cool is that? Very cool.
Okay. Commercial over.
Hey, does anyone know when big boobs are going to become trendy again? I would really like to know, because I’m beginning to think I grew them for nothing. And I would like to buy shirts that fit someday, please. Thanks.
Have a great day!