Archive for January, 2004

Here, fishie fishie

Friday, January 30th, 2004

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

Stunning harmony

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

When I first got Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald‘s Fool’s Paradise CD, I couldn’t listen to it all the way through in one sitting. It’s so powerful, so beautiful, that it was just too much to take all at once. (How do music reviewers do this? I know how to grab someone, shove headphones on […]

Thinking about comment spam

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

Whether or not Simon thinks it’s boring, I’m still interested in blogging about comment spam. Sue me.

A tale of two bug reports

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

Report bugs quickly, and gently. Escalate your reports in a measured way. If you can’t live with the bug, quietly move to something else. Well, unless it’s Microsoft’s fault, that is.

Stupid Anti-virus Company Spam

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

You know the sender is spoofed. That’s your job, as an anti-virus program, to know how the virus or worm you blocked works. So why do you have to email the spoofed person, telling them all about it?

One stop hardening shop

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

Turning a link to some fixes and instructions for Movable Type comments into a pro-open-source rant, in five easy paragraphs.

Comments is comments, mostly

Monday, January 26th, 2004

Self-promotion by comments? I say, go right ahead. Just make sure there’s a real, relevant, useful comment to go with the self-promotion, to keep it from backfiring.

Confidential to my crapflooder

Wednesday, January 21st, 2004

Nothing like asking your victim how to victimize him.

Yes, yes, yes!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

My weblog is a party.

How open?

Saturday, January 17th, 2004

In which I suggest banning by IP, and then try to make you think twice about it.