A Bit of Geekishness

First, here are some statistics from my email spam catcher, SpamSieve, for the month of March:

Filtered Mail

  • 1,040 Good Messages
  • 14,076 Spam Messages (93%)
  • 438 Spam Messages Per Day

SpamSieve Accuracy

  • 2 False Positives
  • 61 False Negatives (97%)
  • 99.6% Correct

To be honest, I administer two domains that get mail and I review all the misaddressed mail. Unfortunately, spammers will take a domain, like majormike.net and add a bunch of fake names in the hope that they will get lucky and come up with a real address. This tends to proliferate the number of bogus messages I have to review. But you can be sure I won’t let bzjz@majormike.net pass.

Second, I just converted the underlying software that supports this site to the latest version: WordPress 2.5. Now aren’t you impressed? I has a few glitches, but it looks like a good product.

 

Upgrade WordPress

I did upgrade to WordPress 2.3.2 (the latest version of the software that publishes this blog) today. The transition went smoothly with no problems.

I perceived by my earlier post that I get the most comments when I publish stuff that’s incomprehensible to most of my readers. So in an effort to generate more comments I respectfully submit the following:

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Code Changes

Today I made some code changes to the template that displays this site. That little guitar that displays below each post is now part of the background code instead of code in each post. The advantage is that (1) I don’t have to cut code from a text editor and paste it into each post and (2) if I want to change the icon, I can just change it on the server by uploading a graphic with the name post_bullet.png. The disadvantage is that if I change the template, I have to make code changes to a few files in the new template.

Tomorrow we upgrade to WordPress 2.3 (If I have time).