I do not like (green eggs and) spam

This is a bit of a nothing post, but it does allow me to rant briefly about spam. As in, the kind offered by people pretending to have meaningful comments while actually merely plugging viabra, some gambling site, dodgy knockoff watches or whatever.

Akismet catches most of them, presumably the really obvious ones. Since I’m not self-hosted I can’t tell what Akismet happily snaps up and chews up — it all happens in the background.

But a few do get through. One obvious sign is the same comment posted on 3 different entries, all older than a week. Yeah… spam much? Another is the sadly standard content — if a comment tells you how interesting you are and how you will be BOOKMARKED so you can show up better in SEARCH ENGINES and RANKINGS, chances are — no wait, it is spam. And I still have to read them carefully because sometimes you never know. But the sad thing is, you do know. The chances of something in my spam folder being a genuine comment are about 1%, and the chances of something that looks dodgy actually being dodgy are about 99.9999%.

Walks like, talks like. Spamito ergo sum, or something like that.

All of which is really just an excuse to post a Monty Python picture.

PS – For those who care, the move proceeds apace. DaMovingDay -7 — truck comes this time next week. If any of you have amazing powers of weather manipulation, please send non-snow for the weekend after next. I’ll pay you in pie.