I'm Still Here
I'm still here. I just haven't had anything substantive to blog about. (Don't you think "substantive blog" is an oxymoron?)
I will say there seems to be more and more spam barbarians at the gate. Too much spam forced me to shut down my email-de-blog, 'email@example.com'. Right before I killed it I was getting 100 or more spams a day. Debt consolidation, male enhancement products, and porn seem to be spammers bread and butter. And even though Plugs and Dottles has been using MT-Blacklist for a couple of months, spam comments keep getting posted. (Interestingly, the spam commenters seem to pick on the same few blog entries for their hateful spew. This post seems to draw the most comments from spammers.) Yesterday MT-Blacklist denied 29(!) spam comments.
I keep hoping the video game purveyors come out with a game where a harried, tired, middle-aged blogger stalks smoky back rooms in Singapore and Rumania with an AK-47 blasting hackers, virus writers, and spammers.
I think it would be a hit.