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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-30

The Courier typeface should never be used on webpages. There are exceptions of course, but generally, using Courier is a mistake. #

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-23

@jtimothyking Can you share a few tips for a NaNoWriMo first-timer? in reply to jtimothyking # Great short story from Robin Sloan: # @arenastage arenastagerobinsloan # Great short story from Robin Sloan, written on a cross-country flight: @robinsloan What happens next though? #

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-22

@abunur I did too! I unsubbed from them in Feb 2006. Support request sent to them. International Webmasters Association – HTML Writers Guild in reply to abunur #

Step on the Tasap Spider

I recommend any non-Chinese web site block the TaspaSider, from It does not request robots.txt, and requested 387 pages from one of my web sites in 74 seconds. The user agent was “Tasapspider/0.9 (” and the IP address was Update 2010-03-05: Also blocked

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-18

A very cool chart showing The Geography of Jobs form 2004 to late 2009: #

Spam is Out of Control

Thank heavens for blacklists! I recently tweaked my mail server’s setup. The Composite Blocking List and Spamhaus blocked more than 93,000 messages last week; up from over 86,000 messages the week before. And that’s only with a handful of domains receiving mail.

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-17

Someone at a IP address just tried to attack my web server via a denial-of-service attack. ~6,700 requests in 3~4 minutes # Awesome cat tale by @jtimothyking I think my cats get the same newsletter as Tessie #

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-16

Signed up for nanowrimo, now to see if I can actually get 50,000 words out. #

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-15

Anyone have any recommendations for having custom t-shirts made? # @BrandingSpot_NW I'm wanting to do t-shirts as a fund raiser for my Christmas music Internet radio station in reply to BrandingSpot_NW # @BrandingSpot_NW Wow, your blog is really hard to read. gray courier typeface? Yuck. in reply to BrandingSpot_NW # @BrandingSpot_NW plus if you […]

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-14

I'm looking for a mysql/php contractor to work on some custom code. #