Snowed in

Badly. In fact I never ever seen weather like we had today. It snowed all through last night and most of today so there’s quite a quantity of snow. But this wasn’t enough as the punishment for the minispring we were given a few days ago. The wind started blowing. Hard. I look out and it looks like Siberia. Not that I ever saw Siberia. Brrr!

Damn comment spammers!

I’ve just deleted the first 4 spam comments of my blog. Part of me is happy: I’ve been noticed and it looks like my weblog “counts” for someone out there, or at least for Google. But the rest of me, the bigger part, is sad: it’s more than enough to deal with Internet trash in my email… I’ve banned one IP, but I don’t think it counts too much as there are thousands of proxies out there.

The strange part is that earlier today I read an interesting post on solving comment spam in Simon Willison’s Weblog and I was thinking: phew, I’m glad this kind of crap didn’t happen to me yet. Well… It did now.

UPDATE: I downloaded and installed Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist plugin just so I won’t have nightmares with comment spam clogging my beloved weblog. Also updated Movable Type to the latest version as of this writing which is 2.661.

In need of luck

Yeah. Anyone who reads this before tomorrow 10:00 EET should wish me luck and keep her / his fingers crossed at least for a moment or two. I really really need it. Exams are very bad for my health.

Supermagnetic RSS feed

Because I obviously have too much time on hand (the day after tomorrow, the 11th of February 2004 AD, is the date set for my management re-examination) I made a valid RSS 2.0 feed for the so-called supernews on supermagnet.ro.

Let’s call it a beta for now.

More advantages of the PlayStation 2

PlayStation2 playing an audio CD To take a break from absorbing that damn “Basics of Management” book I dag through my shelves for a listenable CD. And what do I find? My good old Massive Attack CD. The one which didn’t want to properly play on my ‘puter. And I was making a case out of it back in April last year.

Anyway since I posted that swearing entry, one day I took a magic marker and made the margin of the CD black as instructed in so many guides. But that way my PC completely refused to read it. The CD-ROM actually made some funny noises when I inserted the disc, so I stopped trying, not wanting to damage neither the CD, neither my drive. I borrowed the album to someone in the meantime and I was relieved to find out it plays on standard CD players.

So, I took the CD off the shelves today and inserted it into the PlayStation. It read it in no time. So now I’m listening to the gorgeous voice of Sinéad O’Connor singing ‘Prayer for England’ which is probably my favourite song on the album.