Archive for February, 2008

Eye – Phone – Facebook

February 29, 2008

I just got Mobile Uploads to Facebook working from my iPhone. This is very cool. Now, I can take a picture one minute and share it with my Facebook buddies the next. 😉

Custom Anti-Spam mod

February 15, 2008

I was going to employ a little .htaccess to block certain IPs which are repeat offenders. But, I was afraid that it wouldn’t do enough for me. So, I did a little magic:

ln wp-comments-post.php comments-post.php
cat >> .htaccess
<Files wp-comments-post.php>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from none
</Files>
^C

Now, update your theme to submit the comment form to comments-post.php rather than wp-comments-post.php. What’s neat about this hard link, is that it should be un-effected by WordPress upgrades.

If this drastically reduces the spam (which I am currently manually moderating), I’ll remove the moderation queue.

Comment Crackdown

February 2, 2008

The spam has gotten out of control. So, I’ve finally decided to enforce comment moderation. My automated systems have been catching a lot of spam, but too many have been getting through the filters. Comments will now be manually approved before appearing on the blog.