Stupid spam

January 6th, 2008

It’s been a while since I did any work on my gallery or this blog, as far as upgrades or general cleanup.
Since it’s really embarrassing to be an IT professional whose personal stuff gets lost due to lack of backups, or gets hacked because of a really old vulnerability, I decided to do some of that work today.

My gallery was a home to over 110,000 spam comments, which I’m slowly deleting, so the database backup can actually be a manageable size. After that I might look at upgrading Gallery, even though it’s quite stable as it is, but if you let it go for too long, the upgrade path becomes crazy.

I just upgraded Wordpress which runs this blog, and will have a much better handle on comment spam here. Today I caught some comments made by Regan and Lisi that were awaiting moderation for many months, lost in the sea of spam.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michael  |  January 7th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Yay! Upgrade!

    Hope it wasn’t too painful. How is life under the new version? Like I said earlier, I’ve got a Wordpress upgrade coming as well, so it will be interesting to see how it works out for you, although it’s #1 for a reason.

  • 2. dinko  |  January 9th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    It was really painless, and I was running an ancient version, so unless you have a lot of custom stuff you should be fine.

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