Yes, I’ve been very dilatory about posting here. I’m actually working now, on the new company thing, as opposed to passing time watching my technical ideas get ignored. I’ve also been working on some Movable Type related code as well. The last fews days I’ve been working on an anti-spam plugin call AutoBan. I’ve been banning IP addresses of comment and trackback spammers. At first I did it by hand but the spammers tend to switch IP addresses frequently. So I started building some automation to do some of the work. Finally I figured that it would save me net time to just automate the whole thing. So now I can fire up a page that grubs through the MT Blacklist logs, sorts the IP addresses of the spammers and gives me a button which, if pressed, immediately bans all of the listed IP addresses at the web server level. It’s definitely gratifying to push the button.
Unfortunately, although there are many things I’d like to write about, I’m not feeling the same level of motivation for the weblog. Or maybe my thoughts have just gotten bigger because the things I want to write require long essays that represent too large a chunk of time. I’ll just have to make my fortune so I have plenty of time to annoy both my readers.