Monthly Archives: February 2009

WordPress and Spam

In late February, I suddenly started getting about 50 spam comments per day on my WordPress blog from 2 or 3 sources.
So I installed the well-known (but oddly named) Akismet spam filter. It is by Matt Mullenweg, one of the WordPress developers. It seems to do the job. And it generates nice-looking statistics of the amount of spam received per day. It does seem to have quirks in its statistics. I am looking into this. Continue reading

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WordPress 2.7.1

I upgraded from WordPress 2.7.0 to WordPress 2.7.1. It is said to have security fixes (and about 80 other bug fixes). The upgrading was easy.

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Canon 5D2 – black dot plague and its cures

The Canon 5D Mark 2 had a high profile defect which caused small black dots to show up (under some circumstances) to the right of every bright spot. This was fixed by a firmware upgrade. Continue reading

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