• Archive for January, 2005

    Well, it’s ethical challenge day; BzzAgent

    by  • 1/20/2005 • life • 1 Comment

    Well, I decided to pop in to see if there had been any changes on that BzzAgent thing; basically I want to see what’s actually involved in a campaign before I pass judgement on the whole thing. You know – form an opinion after I’ve tried something. I didn’t know that jellyfish could be tasty […]

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    Jason Calacanis – Paid to Blog for Marqui?

    by  • 1/20/2005 • geek, humor, meta---ging • 3 Comments

    Earlier, I mentioned Jason’s post about the Marqui blogging program and how it relates to ethically fried chicken, or something along those lines. I posted a comment on his entry, and asked if, perhaps Jason might be blogging for Marqui; he does mention them frequently enough to be on the payroll. Jason didn’t authorize my […]

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    Nofollow is installed…

    by  • 1/20/2005 • geek, meta---ging • 0 Comments

    Not that I think the nofollow thing will do any good, but I did install the WP nofollow plugin just now and it tested out just fine; <a href=”http://www.foo.ca” title=”http://www.foo.ca” rel=”nofollow”>www.foo.ca…</a> At least the threaded comments seem to still be functional, and the trackback fixes seem to still be in place.

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    Interesting Trackback Development…

    by  • 1/19/2005 • geek, spam • 0 Comments

    There may be something bad in my version of Spam Karma that’s been screwing with my trackbacks. I had version 1.7 of SK installed, and had one or two tiny little glitches with moderator-approved comments not working as expected once they were moderated, also a couple trackback issues that I never thought to attribute to […]

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    I’m apathetic about nofollow…

    by  • 1/19/2005 • geek, spam • 2 Comments

    I have long since taken care of the comment spam problem here on the bankrupt artist, and the google implementation of nofollow is questionable at best. I see many spiders that don’t represent the big search engines, and some that identify as nothing exceptional, or masquerade as just another browser. Sure, that browser is requesting […]

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    Family Guy Premiere date confirmed

    by  • 1/18/2005 • humor • 0 Comments

    From the Family Guy page; The premiere date for the new season of Family Guy has finally been confirmed. No more ?FOX 2005? for us. Oh no, we have a date AND a time. The season premiere of Family Guy season 4 will take place on Sunday, May 1st 9/8c on FOX. Mark your calendars […]

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    Squirrel Bourbon…

    by  • 1/18/2005 • art, geek, life • 0 Comments

    Your trailer just wouldn’t be complete without this bourbon decanter on your kitchen counter. There are some great gags on the site too. This is a bit hardcore. Their Links page is worth a visit too if you’re the type that wants to buy a brain in a jar, a mummy hand, or severed fingers […]

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    Referrer Spam

    by  • 1/18/2005 • geek, spam • 1 Comment

    I was taking a look at my server logs today, and was really sick of watching the bad referrers scrolling up the screen, so I finally did something about that… I found a great starting point for htaccess patterns at Aaron’s site; RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^(http://)?(www\.)?.*(-|.)poker(-|.).*$ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^(http://)?(www\.)?.*(-|.)porn(-|.).*$ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^(http://)?(www\.)?.*(-|.)prozac(-|.).*$ [NC,OR] It’s […]

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    I don’t get nearly enough third degree burns

    by  • 1/17/2005 • geek, music • 0 Comments

    Since my hands haven’t felt the sting of the business end of a hot soldering iron in years, I’m contemplating putting some of my mint tins to use in new ways, building little electronic projects Pocket amplifier We built a little mic preamp kit not that long ago, which worked pretty well, but this would […]

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