Friday, December 17, 2004

Welcome to the "new look" blog

I've dumped the b2 blog because a) it was impossible to do anything with it other than post without being a php programmer and, more importantly, b) it had no defense against the particularly obnoxious phenomenon known as "comment spam". I was getting in excess of 20 "comments" to a single post from a spambot for a gaming website, and could do nothing about it except to go in and manually delete each one.

If I encounter the same problems with this blog, I will turn off the comment feature; not a big deal, because commenting is what the forums are for. If I get ambitious (or some help), I may at some later stage install an on-site Movable Type blog, but for the moment this is what it is.