East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2006/3/20

Living on the edge?

Filed under: Software — Erwin @ 9:01 pm

I’m going to take it slow here, but for people who don’t mind crashing and burning on not-quite-finished software I would like to point out the (apparently very unofficial) Firefox 2.0 alpha release. Links to installation packages can be found at Ars Technica and TechCrunch.

Update: It was apparently really not intended to be the alpha release. Awww, waiting for the real thing now.

!&$*#! comments

Filed under: Site,Software — Erwin @ 3:51 pm

Ok, that was the final straw!

There had occasionally been minor floods of spam-comments, like a dozen or so and then nothing or not much for days or weeks. Then in the past 24 hours there were over 150 of them! I’d like a game of poker as much as the next person but after all that comment-spam from these poker sites (I assume, given the keywords used) I’ll have a bad taste in my mouth next time I actually play.

So now I’ve gone and installed Spam Karma 2 and I get to sit back, cross my fingers, and find out how well that works for me and this site.

All the settings are pretty much default, which I assume are sufficiently sane, but I will of course keep an eye on the logs to make sure I’m not accidentally blocking legit comments when there are some, every few months. 😉

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