Not signed, anonymous

It was a good plan in theory, but it didn’t really work out, so I’m no longer blogging anonymously. It just felt a bit strange, not quite right. So after two posts I gave up. I guess I’ll continue to keep my innermost secrets secret. :)

Spam – everyone hates it, but on a blog install it’s best not to just ignore it and let it mount up. The other day I had to go through a database and delete over 12000 spam comments for somebody who had no anti spam plugins and was running an old version of WP. It wasn’t a pretty sight (site?). Akismet is your friend! As is Bad Behaviour and Spam Karma 2. I’ve only lately installed the last two here, Akismet has been doing a very good job but it does fail to catch the odd one or two. Extra fortification can’t be a bad thing. I’m not sure on the best settings though so I’ve left everything at default for now, if you have trouble leaving a comment send me an email via the contact page.

Scuttle has been upgraded. I love it, though there are a few bugs I’ve noticed. Namely that the RSS feed seems to display in reverse order, as do the links on the main page when not logged in. Haven’t managed to find a fix that works for either issue on the Sourceforge page. It’s not a biggie for me, I tend to use the tags or search when looking for a link anyway, and as it’s only me that uses it it’s not a huge problem. Shame about the RSS feed though.

As you will notice, I’m also tinkering with the theme again, using the excellent Simpla theme as a base this time. I’ll continue to tinker over time, think I’ll be sticking with this one for a while, it’s nice and clean looking and very easy to work with.

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