E-Scribe : a programmer’s blog

About Me

PBX I'm Paul Bissex. I build web applications using open source software, especially Django. Started my career doing graphic design for newspapers and magazines in the '90s. Then wrote tech commentary and reviews for Wired, Salon, Chicago Tribune, and others you never heard of. Then I built operations software at a photography school. Then I helped big media serve 40 million pages a day. Then I worked on a translation services API doing millions of dollars of business. Now I'm building the core platform of a global startup accelerator. Feel free to email me.

Book

I co-wrote "Python Web Development with Django". It was the first book to cover the long-awaited Django 1.0. Published by Addison-Wesley and still in print!

Colophon

Built using Django, served with gunicorn and nginx. The database is SQLite. Hosted on a FreeBSD VPS at Johncompanies.com. Comment-spam protection by Akismet.

Pile o'Tags

Stuff I Use

bitbucket, Django, Emacs, FreeBSD, Git, jQuery, LaunchBar, Markdown, Mercurial, OS X, Python, Review Board, S3, SQLite, Sublime Text, Ubuntu Linux

Spam Report

At least 236525 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

28 posts tagged "spam"

Summer Spam
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

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SPF-enabled spam domains
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
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Email servers: how not to do it
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
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Comment Spam Stats
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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I'm not spamming you
Friday, June 29th, 2007
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Comment Spam
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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Library of 1000 scammy spams
Saturday, March 10th, 2007
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More unexpanded spam macros
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
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Spam stats redux
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
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Bad news for Spamhaus?
Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Spam, del.icio.us spam
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
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4 comments

Is Akismet broken again?
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
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2 comments

I filled up my GMail box
Monday, September 4th, 2006
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Comcast's blacklist
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
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Akismet anti-comment-spam
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
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Spot the forgery
Friday, July 21st, 2006
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Trac spam
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
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RapidWeaver spamming vulnerability
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
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Figlet Captcha
Monday, December 5th, 2005
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Form hijacking
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
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Mining Monday: the 419
Monday, October 24th, 2005
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More on "Splogs"
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
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Fixing Web Spam
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
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Google blog search
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
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Comment spam
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
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Fun with link farms
Monday, September 5th, 2005
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Unexpanded Macro Spam
Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Spam stats
Sunday, August 14th, 2005