Saturday, August 20, 2005

Note to dumbasses the world over...

Finally got spammed... Wow, how fun is that? At least I don't have to deal with Chinese hackers trying to hijack my site mailserver like when I had a website up... With them I tracked them through a couple of IP addresses, three hotmail accounts, two yahoos and a couple of gmail accounts before dead ending in China.

Anyway, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who anonymous posters are on your Blogger site, especially when you have something like Blogpatrol. It just makes you wonder when you get a shitty anonymous post from someone who stops by your blog several times a day... Maybe it was supposed to be tongue in cheek.

So, I took off the spam completely and deleted the crap anonymous post. Maybe I should repost it with a return address so people can know who you are...there's a thought.

An hour ago, it was a beautiful sunny day. I was going to go sit outside with a coffee. It's dumping rain now. We're not talking metaphorically either. Maybe it will clear up later...

How's your day?

19 comments:

kris said...

I ranted about spammers yesterday because I just couldn't take it anymore.

Clearly yours is much healthier approach!

Shawn said...

Your rant was pretty clever though... I wish I had the energy to be clever.

Miranda said...

I'll trade you some California sun for some Wisconsin rain. Rain you can splash in, sun you can burn in.

I had spammers today too. But mine made me laugh. Hope your problem is solved quickly.

The Zombieslayer said...

If you know how to do it, get medieval on their asses, Shawn.

Shawn said...

Back on track...the spamage is but a memory and the rain was just a freak squall.

Played some Pop-a-Shot with the nephews, hopped in my car and went to Blockbuster where they were having a sale on used DVDs and on the way home stopped at a friend's house because I saw them BBQing some wings...cold beer and hot wings with good friends solve a lot of life's annoyances!

Miranda said...

*hop* What movies did you get?

I have a bunch of blockbuster coupons that I need to use before the end of the month, and really no idea what to rent.

Shawn said...

Ummm...ummm...I got Eternal Sunshine of the Mind...and I got.. A Love Song for Bobby Long...and, and, I got...A Very Long Engagement...

And last week I got Spanglish, Be Cool, and Don't Tempt Me...

What's sad is that I actually had to go in the other room to look despite the fact that I only bought the first three about five hours ago.

tshsmom said...

At least you missed the tornadoes!

kris said...

Please send beer and hot wings this way . . . STAT!

thephoenixnyc said...

I had a couple of anon arsehles a few months back. I just banned their IP addresses and then ignored them.

Slade said...

it seems that this has really spiked in the last 2 weeks...every blog I go to has spam and advertisements and shit...I thought we'd be safe...I thought this was the one free space where we wouldn't have to deal with this kind of shit!

Miranda said...

That's okay. My memory isn't much better. Which of those is the best? :)

crallspace said...

SUN night 10:05 p (PST)

The night is mild. Temperatures in the 50s. I guess we'll finally get an infamously cloudy day with a little rain here in Western Oregon tomorrow. I am actually looking forward to that.

Spammers are killing this site. If you just keep clicking on the NEXT BLOG key in the upper right hand corner, about 60% of the random sites are spam. I've sent a few mean emails to the companies from my junk mail acct. Perhaps they'll feel a conviction??

I've noticed that most comments are spam when I visit real people's blogs. The spammers have left me alone, but I deleted em when they came.

Anyway, as a real person, I'll steal a popular spammer line. "This is an interesting blog. I came across it when I was looking to update mine."

Miranda said...

*grumble* The spammers are winning.

Every day you refrain from posting, one spammer will be pushed down the stairs in a wheely chair. Er...no. Make that every day you DO update.

Laura said...

You SHOULD publish their id's - that would be great fun!

Yep, we got the rain on Friday night/Saturday early - that was a biggun.

Jason said...

Is Blogger in league with these devils? Can they not be curtailed?

Anonymous said...

My friend Donna got one and deleted it and the person retaliated with a pornographic spam about lube thinking it would embarass her... boy were THEY wrong :-D

Laura said...

whoops, that anonymous was me - why it was logged in as anon - I dunno...

Gretchen said...

I got hit with 5 spammers the other day. What is wrong with people?