Wow, I’ve completely eliminated spam from my comments…also the start of NANOWRIMO

I made a change last week to my comment system, where someone now has to put in an answer to a simple mathematical question (like “What is eight – 5?). The last few days, I’ve had zero spam in my comments section, whereas I was receiving about 30-50 a day. On other subjects, yesterday was the start of Nanowrimo (National … Read More

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Dealing with spam on WordPress blogs

One of the things that has bothered me with blogging is the overwhelming amount of spam I receive from bots and what I suspect just might be aliens from the Planet Xenon. Every now and then, for the sake of living an existence that equates to paddling upstream at the bottom of a waterfall, someone actually sends me a real … Read More

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FTC offering $50,000 reward for someone to come up with a way to stop robocalling

The article from PC Mag (here) states that the FTC, frustrated by its own efforts to stop robocalling (translation: Throwing in the towel and hoping someone else can figure it out) is hoping you can figure out how to solve the problem. So, starting next week, you can sign up with the FTC and then upload your solution in all … Read More

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Why I won’t be buying the new Kindle Fire HD or whatever it’s called

For some bizarre, masochistic reason, I have bought practically every version of the Kindle that has been made. The last one I bought was the Kindle Fire when it first came out. And that device is the reason I have decided to pass on anything in the future made by Kindle. My needs are pretty simple. What I wanted was … Read More

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Comparing the iPhone 5 with a rock

Keep in mind, this is just a joke. I own an iPhone 4 and will probably end up with an iPhone 5. Just got tired of all the comparison reviews.

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The Strange World of Free to Play (F2P) Games

Lately, I’ve been playing City of Heroes, which for those who don’t know it, is a massively multiplayer online persistant world game, often referred to as an MMO, or an MMORPG (for role playing game). Years ago, I started playing the game, when I was bored with whatever other MMO I was playing at the time, and recently, I installed … Read More

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Virgin Mobile’s Iphone Offering Could be a Game Changer

Virgin Mobile announced that it is now going to selling an Iphone with a monthly plan that costs $30. Of course, the buy-in price is $549 for the 8GB Iphone. If you bought a Iphone from AT&T or Verizon, it would cost you only about $99-$199 but you’d have to opt in for a 2 year activation contract. With this … Read More

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Author’s Guild gains class action status vs. Google but do they really represent all authors?

There’s an interesting case that’s making headlines right now about how Google was attempting to push the Author’s Guild out of the suit to sue Google for its Google Books initiative (where they would be the end all source for practically everyone’s book material with their all-inclusive Google Library). Yesterday, a judge determined that Google can’t push the Author’s Guild … Read More

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If You Own a Mac, Expect to be Spammed by Companies Who Claim to Fix Viruses

I’ve just started to receive “virus protection” emails from less than legitimate companies that never could sell their business to PC users in the past. I guess they figure that Mac people are stupid because they’ve never had to use virus protection in the past. So, they’re spamming the crap out of us, convinced that we’re all morons who have … Read More

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The Amazon Kindle Fire…first impressions

Over the weekend, I went to Best Buy to purchase a new keyboard that I didn’t actually need. It was to replace a gaming keyboard I have that works great, but I decided that because their new gaming keyboard (by the same company) was on sale, I wanted to buy it. It does absolutely nothing new that the old one … Read More

duaneThe Amazon Kindle Fire…first impressions