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Jetpack is a free and easy way to block spam on your WordPress site.

If you’ve got a WordPress site, then you have spam. It’s auto generated and hits everyone. A free and easy way to block most of that spam is to get the Jetpack plugin and enable comments. Jetpack will then take over your comments. It’s like using a third-party service where the service is WordPress. When […]

I am not a spammer.

It seems that something or someone found a hole one in one of my WordPress installs and started sending out spam early this morning. My host then shut me down completely and this site was suspended for several hours on Sunday because I was spamming. 🙁 We are back up and running now but not […]

Whoops, I just sent like 400 StumbleUpon Friend Requests

It seems that StumbleUpon can connect to your Gmail account and auto-magically connect you with those that have StumbleUpon accounts. I thought that was cool so I did it. I didn’t realize that it was also sending invites to all those in my address book that weren’t on StumbleUpon. Since I have 419 random emails […]

SpamAssassin Research & Battle

I’ve been doing a lot of spam research lately and trying to figure out why certain email messages were being tagged as [Spam] in the subject line and others weren’t. Now, this isn’t your typical spam, it’s legit emails and ones that shouldn’t be marked. All the obvious items were checked into and no issues […]

The Death of YouTube?

YouTube has long been the goto place to find anything you missed from TV, or just to watch things you’d never see on TV. However, lately, it just seems like it’s being spammed more and more. In this example, I searched for Carrie Underwood and got a bit of spam instead. Since YouTube is owned […]

New Ajax WordPress Plugins Installed

I’ve installed two new plugins that are Ajax based. Ajax Comments Great plugin that takes the refresh out of adding a comment to the site. It simply accepts the comment and adds it to the list without ever changing screens. Ajax LiveSearch This replaces my default search box with a live search box. Start typing […]

What’s wrong with Blog Search?!

There are some great blog search engines out there today like Technorati, Google Blog Search and Sphere. However, they all have the same flaw; they don’t block spam blogs. Not one of the three blog search engines listed above do a very good job, if any job at all, of blocking blog spam. Do a […]