Over Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 28, 2004 in Personal.

I've been rather absent from the web over the last two weeks. My brother has been working in New York City, so we took the opportunity to spend some time together. This meant several trips up and down the New Jersey Turnpike, but it was worth it to have Tim around as much as possible.

As usual, my wife put together a truly wonderful Thanksgiving spread. The turkey was just about perfect - she went for a breast this time, with just 1 hour of cooking required. There then followed the usual 24 hours of bloatedness and general lethargy.

I have a couple of projects going on, under the auspices of Keystone Websites. When they are done, I'll make them available in my portfolio.

I'm getting comment spam regularly now - also the odd bit of flamery. Since deleting them is a trivial matter, it hasn't been too much of a problem thus far. Perhaps in a future version of the si-blog, draconian moderation measures will be added. The web is a wonderful place, and it is a great shame that it is being ruined by commercial spamming.


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    I have been thinking about having comments on my site but I really do not feel like dealing with spam and flames (which I know I will get).

    Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving. :-)

    Posted by Stephan Segraves on Nov 29, 2004.

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    Thank you, Stephan. I hope you had an equally pleasant Thanksgiving.

    Adding comments to this site was the best thing I have ever done. Giving a voice to my readership has enhanced the experience for me and everyone who reads the si-blog. It is true that flamers and spammers cause me problems from time to time, but the effort is worth it.

    Adding moderation is something I nearly did on my last redesign, but it was technically a bit of a headache and I was keen to roll it out. In a future release, I am almost certain to include a registration requirement, with each registrant needing to be personally vetted before commenting will be allowed. It is a miserable, rude, unpleasant way to go about things, but it will cut comment spam to zero.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Nov 29, 2004.