Thursday, September 25, 2003

The LazyWeb Works! - solution to the comment-spam problem Only two days after my lazyweb request for a way to combat comment-spam, Jay Allen posts this solution to the problem. Jay's approach is exactly what I was looking for - he doesn't attack the problem based on how the spammer reaches your blog (IP blocking, hidden fields on the comment-form, etc), but rather he blocks based on the URL... (330 words, 2 Comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Joel On OfficeSpace After having preached the gospel according to peopleware on many occasions, Joel has put his money where his mouth is and setup the perfect developer environment at his new office. This is the kind of office where I'd like to work. I am not sure I agree with his bottom line though: The monthly rent for our offices, when fully... (186 words)

Monday, September 22, 2003

On Comment Spam This blog has been targeted by comment-spam several times now and it's really getting to be a pain to manually remove them. Movable Type's IP blocking is clearly an inadequate way of handling this nuisance as it can inadvertently block others out of your weblog and IPs can be easily spoofed anyway. What I would like is a MT plugin... (139 words, 11 Comments)

Azinamg docerisvy on how the hmaun bairn wkros Someone AIMed me this earlier today: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnat tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the... (139 words, 8 Comments)

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Still INTP About half a year ago I checked my "bloginality" - a four question Myers-Briggs personality test - which rated me as INTP. The explanation of INTP seemed to fit me very well but the fact that this test only contained four questions did of course make me wonder how accurate it really was. Today I noticed thru Chris and Scott... (142 words, 3 Comments)

Friday, September 12, 2003

On favorite editors With 7 separate trackbacks to my weblog (6 of which now manually deleted) I feel compelled to respond to Dominic's post regarding favorite editors. Before I do though, Scott, if you're reading this, any chance of updating .Text to remember previous trackback pings sent out and not resend them on updates? That would save me and others the manual delete... (244 words, 4 Comments)

Friday, September 5, 2003

IntelliJ IDEA Aurora Easter Egg I accidentally discovered a mini easter egg in the latest IntelliJ IDEA Aurora beta (build 915) today: To reproduce, type: Integer x; y Now change the second line and add "String x." before the y - you should see a dropdown similar to the one above... and for the record - they're right: IntelliJ Idea Rulezzz! :-). If you're doing... (125 words, 5 Comments)