Archives for September 10, 2004

Birthday Girl

Today’s the first day of teendom for my littlest girl. She still talks to me, and that’s encouraging, but usually only about horses, or how much she loves horses, or how I should get her a horse.

Tonight we were eating TCBY, and I commented how tall something was. “It’s about 13 hands” was her reply. Horse crazy.

However, no horse this year, and she’s OK with it (though secretly resentful, in the way I still am that I didn’t get either an airplane or a motorcycle for my 13th birthday).

Happy Birthday, sweetheart

Happy Birthday, honey, from all of us. You are loved more than you can know.
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Comment Problems: updated

Update. Again, it helps if you read the instructions. I installed the wrong version of the blacklist software, so it didn’t work and play well. Now that I’ve done what I was supposed to, it works, so the TypeKey restriction is off.

Original rant:

Well. I upgraded to MT 3.1 so that the pretty good MT Blacklist comment spam whacker would be an integral part of the program, so I wouldn’t have to do daily updates. So, I upgraded, it’s there, and it doesn’t work. Comment spammers have been hammering me.

For that reasoon, I’ve had to turn on the “TypeKey” registration for comments, and no longer (for now) take anonymous comments. Now, when you want to comment, you’ll first have to sign up for a free typekey account, then it works.

This is temporary. I have asked to be “rolled back” to the old build of MT so I can keep updating the blacklist myself (a hassel, but it worked). Otherwise, I’ll be changing to a different program (the site will still be here).

I’d be interested in hearing from WordPress and EE folks how their programs handle comment spam.

As always, just email me if the comment thing is unworkable for you.