How Many Blog Spam Bastards Have I Actually Blocked?

Well it’s hard to say, actually.  I run this site on WordPress which dynamically uses a backend database and various plugins.  The thing is that I chop and change the various blocking systems for testing, failures, experiments and even because I like the name!  There a host of reasons. But my website has had millions… Continue reading How Many Blog Spam Bastards Have I Actually Blocked?

Captcha Broken says Matt, I agree!

….That’s what I’ve determined empirically recently.  Matt’s (WordPress prime mover) post here and this article in the Guardian mention the various failings of CAPTCHA. It’s the kind of thing that’s dawned on me progressively and is the reason I don’t use Captcha any more.  I’ve tested it and in the WordPress plugins that use it,… Continue reading Captcha Broken says Matt, I agree!