And now for something completely different:
The smart little anti-commenting-spam filter Akismet has been working overtime for me since I re-installed this blog in January. And over the weekend, it broke the 8,000 spam comments captured mark. That’s 8,000 ads for Paris Hilton nudies , SEO optimization and pharmaceuticals. I have no idea why this blog is generating such a colossal ammount of spam – especially since our other blog Dabbler.ca only collects a fraction of that even though it’s viewership is signifficantly higher.
All I can say is thanks to the WordPress team for pre-installing Akismet in their builds. Without it I would spend all of my time filtering comments instead of writing.
(And an apology to those that have gotten their comments deleted by accident. Problem is that if I forget to purge the filter for a couple of days, I have hundreds of very long messages to sift through and I tend to just delete everything. So if you feel wronged, just try again.)