OK I Give Up – Part 2!!

Posted on Friday 9 May 2014


I thought I had found a nice compromise on Captcha programs… You know those irritating things that you have to fill in to prove you are a person that everyone is using these days.

It was pretty simple, essentially numbers (written out in words)  put into a math problem and all one had to do is give the correct answer to post a comment.

Well it stopped some of the crap… ok actually a LOT of it  😈 but I was still getting anywhere from 10 to 30 SPAM comments a day. Again the filter caught it all, but I still had to wade in and make sure no innocent comments got lost ( as has happened in the past  🙁  )

So I started flailing around looking for something else today. I’m not sure if the spammer ( I’m assuming one ) was smart enough to write a script or code or just got blisters from all the typing ( I’m hoping the latter  😀 )

A lot of the stuff out there requires registration, or access to the server, or other uglies and I really didn’t want to go there… So I finally found this one… which I am NOT going to name, just in case someone out there is posting solutions to the various programs out there.  😯

So here is hoping this one works – for a while at least… wish me luck!

Rick @ 11:39 pm
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OK I Give Up!

Posted on Thursday 1 May 2014

👿 To say that I am grumpy and upset right now is an understatement 👿

I don’t want to tell you how many hundreds of  spammy crappy comments I’ve had to delete this past week. Someone out there has either listed me as an easy target or a dead site that everyone can post all their CRAPPY and I do mean CRAPPY ads for Kohl this or Versache that!

I used to have a CAPTCHA entry on my website a couple years ago, but it eventually became unsupported and it no longer seemed necessary… I only got one or two spams a month, which the other software on this site takes care of.

Well, it still takes care of the crap, marking and putting it into my SPAM folder for future deletion, but I suspect someone thinks that’s a good spot to put all their crappy links! It shouldn’t be, but maybe it is…  😡

So I’ve instituted a new CAPTCHA utility on ALL comments (logged in or not) – hopefully it will put these robots to rest for a while.

I’ve gone with a math CAPTCHA instead of an image or word one… hopefully it works and still lets through those few who like to post (and who I do appreciate!) You’ll find it at the bottom of your comment window and you can’t post the comment until you do the math… hopefully you won’t find it too difficult  😯

Rick @ 4:48 pm
Filed under: Techie Things andWordPress
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Posted on Tuesday 4 March 2014

When I was a kid, a long LONG time ago now, I dreamt of the day when hover cars would cover the road. GM actually even sent me some prototype information on cars it thought it would have by the 1990’s.

Well that’s long gone now and the closest we’ve ever come to hover cars and the like are those fan propelled hover craft or vertical jet engine take offs that the Harrier uses.

Well today I felt like a kid again… Remember “Back to the Future II”? The one where there’s this hover board – here’s a pic…

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Rick @ 5:02 pm
Filed under: Mind Cramp andMy Time
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Three Months and Still Very Happy!

Posted on Friday 13 December 2013

So it’s been just over 3 months, as we head into the latter part of December, that we pulled the plug on our Cable ( to be truthful on our Satellite – we dropped Cable 5 yrs earlier due to costs! ) We haven’t missed it once and saving $$$ every month isn’t bad either!

We still watch live news, including CNN (amazing but true) and get to see the shows that we like ( NCIS, Castle, etc) but without commercials – which is AWESOME! And no I’m not squinting at a small screened computer, phone or table. It’s all up on my living room TV. It’s a win win! Let me tell you how I did it.

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Rick @ 1:37 pm
Filed under: Apple andMy Time andTechie Things andTime for Family
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Lifeline to Victory

Posted on Monday 11 November 2013

Remembrance Day, November 11…

This is a day that everyone in my family, children, sisters, brothers, in-laws, Aunts, Uncles stop and purposefully spend time remembering all our family, friends of family and complete strangers and reflect upon the sacrifices that they made, both with a and to their lives, to get us to where we are today. May we always be able to follow in their footsteps when the need arises…

We usually also spend time playing the music that they listened to back then ( my dad had a phenomenal collection now lost to me – but hopefully someone in the family still listens to it. ) We also watch selected war movies, documentaries and television shows. Not for the action, but more as an “aide memoire”  – so that we can truly appreciate the reality of the sacrifices, challenges and horrors faced by so many…

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Rick @ 1:01 pm
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