Josh (the blog)

Hey there. I’m Josh, a SydneyCanberra-based maker of Internets. I don’t update this very often.


@joahua

Viagra spam is not funny

So stop pretending it is. If you’re going to try and slip it past heuristics (machine or me) by including human humour, how about just trying it once. Your humour will not slip past me because I find it more amusing on twenty-seventh reading. My default moderate action is delete all, then approve if it looks human (and then I check to see if it actually makes sense). I’ve thus-far refrained from using Akismet, but think I’m probably producing more false-positives than it would. Then again, absolutely nothing is getting through that shouldn’t, so in a way that’s a good thing.

Not in the mood for jokes, today, especially where they’re jokes unleashed upon the world by the rotting claws of rats resting upon keyboards.

I know I bitch about this every few months, but that’s because it hasn’t gone away yet. And because I get to dance a small victory, because it hasn’t become effective yet, either. Propulsion by small things.