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It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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May 30, 2008

TypePad AntiSpam

SixApart launch an Akismet-compatible anti-comment-spam system, with a GPL’d open-source backend available for customized installs. I’ve tweaked my blog to run it, so we’ll see how it does.

July 3, 2007

The B-List: Hacking comments without hacking comments

Django project to bulk-up the built-in comments to make them less spammable. I did a bunch of this by hand — good to see it implemented in a shareable manner.

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April 25, 2007

Introducing http:BL | Project Honey Pot

Project Honey Pot announce a blacklist for IP addresses known to comment spam. This could be easy to integrate with a Django middleware…

April 24, 2007

Tracking Comment Spammers | Project Honey Pot

Project Honey Pot’s traps are now presenting spiders with forms that resemble comments/guestbooks/forums to try to gather some data on comment spamming. If you have a web site, it’s well worth installing the honeypot (or linking to a QuickLink) to help the cause.

August 4, 2006

"I live at" "Commonwealth in Seattle. Been up here before?" - Google Search

Bizarre comment spam. The number changes each time, but it’s usually “from” mikef@gmail.com and links to google.com.

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July 1, 2006

Solid Wall of Code: AutoBan

MT plugin that adds “Deny” entries to your .htaccess file when someone’s clobbering you with comment spam, saving you the CPU cycles. I’ve installed it — if it works, I’ll be giddy as a schoolgirl.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.