Bij deze

Tja, weet het al van in December ofzo, maar tja.

I guess dat ik het bewijs ben dat punten (“met voldoende wijze” (geen onderscheiding, dju toch) + halve PDTer) helemaal niets willen zeggen voor de toekomst. Ofzo.

En neen, geachte headhunters (die via KdG mijn e-mail adres gekocht hebben), ik zoek GEEN werk. Zeker niet voor voor functies onder mijn niveau. Doe wat research voor jullie mass mailen aub.

How to get rid of spambots on WP?

Simple, start using SSL.

Not entirely sure why this keeps spambots away, but a drop from ~100 spam comments/day (1/2) to at most 4 seems pretty cool.

Edit: seems like they just do a POST request to an old URL (http://blog.tuinslak.org/some-post), which results in this reply:

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: nginx/0.9.4
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:10:24 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 184
Connection: close
Location: https://blog.tuinslak.org/

I’m guessing once they rescan the new URLs they’ll be spamming again. Just a matter of time for them to update their “bookmarks”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, here’s the Akismet screenshot:

Pretty cool, no ?

Totals can be found here.

Theme, blog, and stuff

As you noticed… Or perhaps didn’t notice, I’ve started using a new, simplistic theme a couple of days ago.

Kinda thought it might be too simplistic (I’ve hidden the sidebar, there’s no search or archive, etc), but I started to, you know, get attached to it.

So it’s here to stay, for a year or something. I guess.

I’ve also noticed that the long load times on my blog were WP_Buzz‘s fault. Nice plugin, but 15 to 45 seconds of load time per uncached page wasn’t really worth it. Hope it can be fixed.

I’ve always thought it was One that wasn’t keeping up with the SQL queries, and as refreshing the page always fixed my problem, I thought it just was bad luck and/or my dodgy connection. Until I saw WordPress was doing half a minute for about 90ish SQL queries… Per page.

But on the other hand, seems like changing from One to vm1 was useful after all:

Anyway, to search on this blog use Google or, if you have Chrome, type in blog.tuinslak<tab> and add your search query. Kinda rocks feature!

Been on posting spree lately. Not all post quite as useful, but hey. Let’s see how long I keep up! ๐Ÿ˜‰