After 65 comments on a single post and cleaning out 3600 comments from the database, I finally decided to implement something for the spam in the comments on here. I found a WordPress plugin namedSpam Karma 2, which was recently released. I installed it (aka, upload and activate the plugin) and took a quick look. Tons of settings and looks like it should do the trick.
When activating this plugin I ran into an old WordPress issue I hit time and time again with my plugins. WordPress sometimes won’t listen when I try to activate or deactivate plugins. I will receive a success message about the plugin being activated or deactivated, but it won’t actually perform the action. Usually I resolve this by deleting some plugins from the plugins directory, then activating and reuploading and activating the other plugins. Quite an odd workaround, but it seems to work. Anyone have any ideas on what’s going on?
I love Pandora, it seems to always know what I want to hear. I also like Last.fm because I’m a bit of a stats junkie and it’s interesting to see what my listening patterns truly are. Now I can combine the two with a great FireFox plugin.
Wondering what to do with your life/company/free time? I’ve always dreamed of starting up my own thing, and doing something that would benefit the world. I still remember my dad telling me that I should follow a career that I enjoy and one that gives back to society. For me, many of the things mentioned in the article below are just plain obvious, as I wouldn’t have it any other way:Digital Samurai » Blog Archive » 14 things you can learn from the Google story
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Zooomr is giving out free Pro accounts to bloggers. Run over there and grab yours. I just uploaded a random picture of a building that I thought was cool in San Francisco.
“The year 2005 was rich on fresh, inspiring and useful Web-Development-Resources. Here is the list of the 25 sites you probably shouldn’t have missed in 2005. The resources listed below are as useful as the resources listed on the top of the list.”
Vitaly Friedman’s Notebook: 25 Sites You Shouldn’t Have Missed in 2005
ripped from Lifehacker
Socialist Sushi » portaPuTTY
PortaPuTTY is a portable version of the popular SSH client PuTTY that can run off your USB thumbdrive.
PortaPuTTY stores all of its information in files on your USB drive rather than in the Windows registry, perfect for all you security hounds on-the-go. Aside from that small difference, it seems to look and work the same as the original.
Ed Note: I haven’t tried this yet, but it will definitely be my next addition to my thumbdrive if it does indeed work without leaving a trace on the machine.
Another great web design thing I found today was this page. It gives you the code for 40 different layouts based on CSS. A great way to start with the framework of a site you are designing. I will definitely be putting these to use!
Anyone out there that does any web design knows that you should always keep your surfer’s resolution in mind when developing. I do most of my work on a widescreen laptop, so I usually have to jump on another machine to check the standard 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768 resolutions. I always wanted a utility that would automatically size a window in that size so I could easily check while I develop, but noone ever knew of one. One has finally been found with Sizer. I’ve had it installed for 2 seconds and I already love it. 🙂 Thanks man!
Shamefully ripped from Gizmodo
The Guinness Widget is a neat feat of engineering and it does pour a halfway decent pint from a can, compared to what you’d get from a keg at a pub, but if you live in the UK you have another option as of this month. The Guinness Surger is a electrical device with a small metal plate on it; you pour a little water onto the plate, put a pint of the special Guinness Draught Surger Beer in place and then turn the power on, sending ultrasonic pulses up through the beer to create the creamy head we all know and love.
If that sounds incredible, you really need to watch the video and see it in action, it really is amazing to see in action. £16.99 for the starter kit which includes one Surger, a pint glass and two cans of Surger Beer, it’s currently only available at Tesco Extras in the UK.
I haven’t played with this WordPress theme builder much, but it looks like it has some promise for building quick and easy WordPress templates for further modification.
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