I’ve been lost in a good book for the past week, and haven’t thought much about a blog post. Something I intend to remedy soon. ( It’s Ken Follett’s Fall Of Giants in case you’re interested. He finally released the third and final book in his Century Trilogy last month, and it had been so long since I’d read the first two books that I wanted to re-read them before embarking on the final one.)
So I log into my WordPress control panel, and the first thing I see is that we have about three dozen spam comments, which Akismet has flagged and isolated for me. Now I’m not sure whether you’d be interested in Mexican Rolexes, Cheap Ugg Boots! or gay porn sites, but since they have absolutely nothing to do with the joys of sailing, I’m just going to delete them all, especially since most of them read something like “Very much welcome your excellent perspective on this most memorable issue.” You know, that odd sort of tortured syntax that says it’s been translated from Chinese or Russian or something.
Anyway, I just thought I’d pass along the fact that if your blog is being carpet bombed with spam and you don’t have the time, patience or interest to go best-two-out-of-three with Croatian hackers (yes, that was a gratuitous Lunar Dance reference!) , Akismet does a pretty good job of running interference. I give it a big thumbs up.