Daily Archives: Sunday, 22nd Jun 2014

Oh joy! The insulting spammers are back!

It seems like only yesterday[1], but apparently it was three years ago that I mentioned an interesting trend in spam comments: the insulting spam. Well, I was once again having a quick look through the spam and came across this gem:

of course like your website but you have to take
a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts.
Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very bothersome
to inform the reality however I’ll surely come back

Line breaks are as found in the original. Now I’ll be the first to admit[2] to the occasional typo, and the occasional bit of unintentional damage caused by auto-correct, but I have to say I find it very bothersome to inform the spammer that they really need to take a look at the grammar in their attempts to get backlinks…

[1] OF mode *on*
[2] For instance, that started to come out as “damit”

Stuff Report – 22 June 2014

Despite having slept for a few hours yesterday afternoon, I was tired enough for bed at 10pm or thereabouts to be a Good Thing last night. And apart from waking up briefly, I slept through to almost 7am. And then went to sleep again, waking up properly at some time after 9am.

I’ve had a mostly relaxed day, apart from doing a pile of ironing[1]. Now all I’ve got to do is pack my bags…

Oh, and my weight will have to remain a mystery for a bit.

After yesterday’s photo-deficient report, here’s one I did earlier. This is a detail from the Stan Laurel statue in Bishop Aukland



Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/140s
Focal length: 50.5mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 8 March, 2014
Location: 54° 39.6917′ 0″ N 1° 40.5401′ 0″ W

[1] Note to self: when past self decides that future self can do the ironing next weekend, past self should bear in mind that future self might possibly have a case of the lurgy and not be appreciative of having to do two lots of ironing.