In which Annie maps out a strategy to get rid of the SPAM
So I’m getting more than a little fed up with the spammers out there (you know who you are, even if the FBI doesn’t!), and think I’ve discovered a plan to at least slow the tide…
I’m going to map out the strategy here, so those of you with more MT experience can jump right in and say “Yup, that’s exactly what you need to do!” or “NO! STOP! YOU’RE GOING TO DESTROY YOUR BLOG LIFE AS YOU KNOW IT!”
So here goes.
I’m going to export a copy of my blog (using Netscape) to a text file, and then I’m going to set all the “Allow Comments” tags to equal 2 (no comments allowed) except for the last week’s worth of entries. I’m also going to delete all the spam comments (and leave all the good stuff!). Then (and this is the scary part) I’m going to delete all the entries currently in the blog and then import the new, edited and improved blog text file.
In theory, that should work like a charm, right? But in reality?????
So if anyone wants to jump in and give me some help/cautions/encouragement, please, by all mean, do so!
In the meantime, I’m working on a new Sophie bag using a wool-pak in a charcoally blue. I think I’ll do the standard twisted i-cord strap on it, although after seeing Norma’s beautiful pink and brown beaded handle on her pink Sophie, I’m seriously thinking about enhancing my own purse stash. Norma’s cautionary tale about grommet installation is timely as well, because this evening’s agenda includes going out to the local Home Depot (now *there’s* an oxymoron!) to pick up grommets to reinforce the tote bag strap entry points for Hannah’s teacher’s Booga Bag modified.
Hannah and I made the pins and trinkets from Fimo to go on the bag, so it’s very close to being finished. Her class party is on the 17th, so I’ll plan on giving it to her then. I’ll stuff it with some of DMIL’s special soaps, and probably a few other goodies as well, although I’m not entirely sure what sorts of things she likes. But I’ve got some time to figure it out.
And today’s adventure at lunch will include a quick trip to the Knit Nook (oh god, please let it be open) to pick up some real size 8 circulars (and maybe some 9′s and 10′s for good measure) so that I can re-swatch the Wobbly Ribs sweater swatch and get closer to gauge. I’m really off right now (except that I used 6′s instead of the recommended 8′s because I was too lazy to get my needle gauge and I guessed wrong when I grabbed), so hopefully this will solve the problem.
Finally, a question: Does anyone out there have a favorite simple soup recipe? We’re having a soup potluck lunch here at work next week, and while I thought I knew which soup I wanted to make, now I’m not sure….