Archive for February, 2004

An audacious comment spam hack

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

Say, Typepad hosting at (No, you idiot Phil, spoofed Typepad hosting at If I registered, I could do something interesting with it, I bet.

Yahoo!bombers, start your links

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

First thoughts on the new non-Google search results at Yahoo!

How many cows in Texas?

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

Google is not fixed in time. Claiming that “Foo” is the first result for “bar baz” is risky.

FUD 101

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

If you don’t like something, it’s probably the fault of the CEO. The CEO of the parent corporation, even.

Oops, that’s a bad IDea

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

The Atom id element’s a good thing, but not if your Movable Type template produces a non-id id.

Previous and next in category

Thursday, February 5th, 2004

A simple plugin to do PreviousEntry and NextEntry in the same category and the current entry.

One ping’s enough, Jack

Wednesday, February 4th, 2004

Could someone who actually understands Perl and Movable Type tell me if this makes sense? Back in the early days of Trackback crapflooding, when the flood was all supposedly coming from one source URL, I got to wondering what it would take to only accept one ping from one URL to one Trackback URL. It’s […]

Throttling easterners

Wednesday, February 4th, 2004

If you run multiple blogs in more than one timezone with one installation of MT 2.66x, you (or, worse yet, your visitors) may have noticed that commenting on a blog that’s farther east will prevent you from commenting on a blog farther west from that same IP address until the local time catches up. Comment […]

A foolish consistency

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

Best to be careful what you say, when you branch out from hating one thing to hating another.