3829209562_071a38702a
26 Feb 2013

Asian Spammers Ate My Bandwidth

Because I’m a giant loser who thinks that analyzing apache logs is an awesome way to spend a Friday night, I’ve noticed a huge upswing in the amount of traffic coming from IP addresses in China – to the degree that it’s actually eating up huge amounts of bandwidth.

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spam_1-283x300
22 Dec 2009

Twitter Retweet Contests: Viral Marketing or Social Media Spam?

Those of us who eat, sleep (and occasionally — oh nevermind) on Twitter have noticed an increase in the Twitter “RT Contests” being promoted by companies in an effort to leverage folks who want free shwag to whore out their promotion.

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13 Aug 2008

Managing registration spam in vbulletin

As the administrator of several forums, I don’t even have words to describe how frustrating forum spam has become. On my photo gallery software site, I had to take down the phpbb forums because the signal-to-noise ratio was just out of control. I had been using phpbb for most of

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