Let’s touch on Shadow’s WTF Moment of the Week shall we?
WTF Moment of the Week: Apparently bots are getting smarter
Just when you think you can get away from spam bots, they find a way around it. I have Akismet installed (and if you have WordPress, this is highly recommended), and it has caught 399 spam messages. 399! Thank goodness for Akismet, or I would have so many comments, and 90% of them would be about drugs. Now, they’re not too blatant that they’re trying to sell drugs. Oh, no…they’re actually trying to write real comments. The best one is “your blog is on point” or some shit like that. But you see, they aren’t too smart; if they were more advanced, they’d try to use a regular site URL, and make it redirect…and now I’m not absolutely sure why I’m giving these bot makers ideas, but it’s just a thought.
I got email spam a few weeks ago, and the subject was “Summer is almost here…” Now, understandable if the bot was Australia-based, but I don’t remember if it was. In any event, us folk on the northern side of the great place we call Earth are going to be freezing our asses off…or at least a third of the northern side of the great place we call Earth. Summer isn’t for another…6 months. Dammit.
Speaking of the weather…
As you have noticed in the topic–Mother Nature and Old Man Winter got together and is making a few people’s lives a living hell. On Friday it was freezing. Literally. The temperature was 32 degrees. It was also windy, so it felt like the 20’s. It was so cold that I couldn’t even step foot in my basement, and that proved bad because my computer is in the basement. And this is where a laptop comes in handy, but the fuckwads at Dell want $700 for just the part–they don’t even come to the house to fix it. But anyway, the last blog I said that I wasn’t really 100%. I’m still not, actually. I’m not coughing anymore, but my nose runs and sometimes I’m still nasal, but that will very well go away by the end of the week if I’m lucky. At least it didn’t snow a fucking blizzard here. In freaking Buffalo they had about 2 feet of snow. If that was the case in the city, my ass would have never left my room. Pfft, I love the snow, but when it comes down to it, I’m avoiding walking in it at all costs.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…
In Online News…
I finally got on the ball and finished a new theme for the site. It’s still isn’t the one that should have been done years ago, but it’s one nonetheless, and I thought that a winter…rather a secular theme would be fine. So it’s called Crestfallen: Winter 2006. I actually like how this one came out, and it wasn’t a bitch to code. The header was meant to be simple. I didn’t want too much shit on it because then it would just be too much shit. And I love the colors. Very winter-esque. So now it is my default theme. Until I make another one anyway.
I’ve had a streak of Photoshop creativity juices flowing, so I got off the tucchis and made the header for the theme on P739. Now to actually fix up the theme. Good luck to me, especially since I have never worked with phpBB’s theme system (or anything phpBB for that matter). I can get through it, no? I think I can.
All in all, a rather boring week. Same shit, different day, you know. With that being said, I’m off to do other…stuff.