August 2006

As several commenters have reported, I’m not the only one who’s having problems. It looks as if Akismet is broken right now. Meanwhile I’ve installed a new plugin, Bad Behavior, “a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known…

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I don’t want to spoil the Turkish Grand Prix for anyone who’s time-shifting it. Let me just say that you won’t want to miss a second* of the last fifteen laps. Glorious racing, and a thoroughly satisfying result. — * Except, of course, the seemingly interminable and tediously repetitive commercials on Speed.

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Those who know me well will confirm that I loath guns. I cannot imagine any situation in which I would allow a gun in the house, much less own one. My personal creed is Be part of the solution, not part of the problem, which definitely applies here. However, I now find myself making the…

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