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Post Pinging and Webmentions at Midlands Maidens Nottingham Escorts

Okay, this is somewhat odd …it looked like I was getting spam webmentions from an escort agency to an old post of mine. It turns out that technically it’s not spam—they’re genuinely linking to my post from this post on their blog which is actually about webmentions.

And that, your honour, is how this site ended up in my browser history.

The toxic side of free. Or: how I lost the love for my side project (part 1)

Have a read through all of Remy’s posts on his frustrating—but still rewarding—time running JS Bin.

  1. The start of the DDoS
  2. Spam
  3. Registered users wreaking havoc
  4. The cost
  5. Police

Civil Rights CAPTCHA

CAPTHCAs are a terrible, terrible solution to a technological problem. But at least these CAPTCHAs acknowledge that the person typing is not only not-a-bot, but a human being.

CSSquirrel : The Savage Beatings Anti-Pattern

CSSquirrel shares my feelings on the email notification anti-pattern.

The inadmissible assumptions - Charlie’s Diary

Yes! Charles Stross speaks the unspeakable: that advertising is fundamentally “wrong”.

He’s right, y’know.

Mickipedia » Blog Archive » Social Networking Fatigue. I has it.

Good Reads is responsible for one of the most egregious abuses of trust — using the password anti-pattern to spam your address book. Micki has the details.

Beyond CAPTCHA: No Bots Allowed! [Privacy and Trust]

Brothercake looks at the problems, issues, and alternatives to requiring a human to prove that they're not a bot.

Waxy.org: Daily Log: The Times (UK) Spamming Social Media Sites

Andy Baio does a nice bit of investigative journalism in exposing the social network spammer hired by The Times. The internet treats crass marketing as damage and routes around it.

Spam One-liners - a photoset on Flickr

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you spam, make pretty pictures.

repl1ka watches spam