05/13/2006: "Neither lovely nor wonderful"

Listening to: DJ Krush - Zen
Current mood: annoyed

So if you've been to the site in the last couple days you'll have noticed that I was getting heavily heavily bombarded with comment spam. Like as in hundreds per post bombarded. Which is in no way at all cool. But I managed to figure out how to A. Clear it out* (without clicking on each comment and hitting the delete button in my console that is) and 2. Hopefully block in any more from coming in. I can't actually say that the second one will work, but I suppose that time will tell.

Meanwhile, you might have noticed that I've been rather quiet for the last month. The odd thing is, I've had a number of posts I've been meaning to write up on various subjects which may or may not be of interest, but somehow whenever I come up with something, I end up being overly distracted and not finding the time to actually post. I'll try to write up a few things up before they flee my head entirely.

Believe it or not though, the last couple of days have actually been full of activity. The most exciting bit of news is that Lynnea found a job. She's working in a small shop on Coronado called In Good Taste that, to the best of my knowledge, sells things like chocolates, wine, cheese, and overpriced trinkets. Today's only her second day of work but she said she had fun yesterday, and it sounds like it's going to work out well.

As for me, I'm mostly spending today recovering from yesterday. The day started off with Pat and I trying to go dumpster diving for abandoned computers at SDSU. See, we had heard that college students would frequently get computers, not really know how to use them, end up getting them filled virii, decide they were broken, and throw them away when they move out at the end of the year. I'm still not entirely conviced that doesn't happen, but we definitely didn't go on the right day. Still, wandering around San Diego State checking in dumpsters was fun, if only for the weird looks. The other thing we learned yesterday is that there are way more Stevie Wonder fans in San Diego than you would think, and that a jazz tribute to Stevie at Dizzy's will bring pretty much every single one of them out. So my friend Jonathan's hopes were mildly crushed when we didn't get in, but we had a good time regardless. Well, I did at any rate.

Anyway, I wasn't actually planning on blogging today, I was gonna read. I just logged on to upload the current book cover and saw all the spam. Oh, and while Dracula remains the Greatest Book Ever, you can pretty safely skip Jewel of the Seven Stars. Ouch. Anyway, off to reading.

*By the way, for any Graymatter users (I think there are at least 5 or 6 of us) that want to know how to clean out the spam... just edit the entry's cgi file, delete all the spam comment lines, adjust the number of comments listed (should be on the first line), then go back into the Graymatter console, edit the entry and save changes (rebuild).

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Actually the greatest thing about the Stevie Wonder tribute was that we didn't have to pay to listen to the music. Basically we had a free show just by standing outside the venue. And the people playing were really really good.

[Lynnea Fleming] on Sunday, May 21st

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