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Monday, January 31, 2011
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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
No, I'm not talking about meat loaf.
Spam bloggers. Those who spam our commnets section.
Well, one can only hate them...or not.
If your a blogger or a webmaster or a high PR site, then form time to time, you will see a lot of posts coming from a very resourceful sploggers filling your comment filters.
Because of these unsolicited, unwanted comments, everyone has become paranoid. It's like living in a house with high gates and closed doors with built-in peepholes, visitors has to knock to be admitted! Unfriendly neighborhood, eh?
Recently, I have my share of spam comments coming my way, too! have already put my comment filter to "moderated", meaning I have to approve people's thoughts to be posted or not. I hate them, because now I have to verify first the intentions of my commenter, are they legit, are they spams, do they mean what they say? I mean, it makes me lose faith! I'm sure a lot of commenters (the true ones) get slightly irritated if they are required to put in CAPTCHA before being posted. I know, because I comment, too on various posts that I find interesting.
But what constitutes a spam comment? From my experience:
- it comes from Anonymous
- it comes with a link - normally about explicit offers or a totally unrelated link to your website or blog that is commercial in nature
- gibberish / worthless text
- misspelling and poor grammar - like a poorly spun article
- comment body is unrelated to your site
But don't you feel a tweak of fun when you wade through your spam filter? I have found several lame comments to ridiculous and totally unrelated to downright unintelligible. See some of them minus the irritating links below:
- Good article. Thank you
- Hi gomik!
- Here I always find a lot of helpful information for myself. Thanks you for your work.
- Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming
- Thanks for the post. Good information for me
- Usable, they insist to be taught that filing lawsuits is not the nature to wantonness piracy.
- Mm, its fantastic-/
- Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here have a mirror or another source?
- Interesting for)) ff
- There are many interesting here. Hope to see some more in future
Are there more ways to filter them or to eradicate them altogether , other than putting my blog/website under comment moderation mode, that a noob blogger like me can do?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
- Lose 10 lbs (I got only 5 lbs off from my target 20lbs last year :(
- Try to go vegan this year (I failed to cut off red meat last year :(
- Get my own domain
- Find a blog niche (what do you think is better: niche blogging or generalist?)
- Get out of my 8to5 office work (I don't know if I can do this -- but I find no joy anymore...)
Imagination governs the world. ~~~ NapoleonI am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~~~ Albert Einstein
Friday, January 21, 2011
Ready to find new friends and discover beautiful blogs? Then come over at Fun Follow Friday. Of course, both hostesses blogs, Simply Stacie and My Wee View would love for you to follow but it isn't mandatory.
Happy Weekend, everyone! Just leave a comment so I can return the favor!
When you're at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul
Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn't pass
Nothing's ever built to last
You're in ruins
One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
Thursday, January 20, 2011
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~~~ Mark Twain
Just a random thought...
Fans of blood sports, take this to heart! To be sure, one of your lolos, or grandparents or uncles is familiar to the long tradition of blood sports involving animals from spiders to horses here in the Philippines. Cock fighting is perfectly legal and is in fact a cherished cultural institution. I heard some groups want to legalize spider fights. Betting in these activities run into the millions of pesos per event. I read somewhere that there has been a dog fighting ring (already busted?) years ago somewhere in Antipolo, Rizal.
"Sec. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare."
Another (totally unrelated) random thought...
I just saw on TV the other night how the rich pamper their litlle poochies, how they dress them up like toy acessories or blings. Heartless.
Maybe it's just me.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Starbucks drinks using your cellphone's BlackBerry or iOS Starbucks
All you have to do is load up your Starbucks Card, download an app,
and let your favorite barista scan a barcode generated by that app
when paying for something.
I wonder though when will this Starbucks app be available here in Asia?
The rest of the world have to wait, though, as this particular
payment option is offered only in all US company-operated stores for
Cashless, hassle-free. Here in the Philippines, more and more people
are using their cellphones as medium for money transfer. I've used
GCash and Smart once or twice to send money in the province. Just
don't let snatchers or the local "mandurukot" grab your phones LOL.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Last year, I was just the good ol' bull, Taurus. Now, some people say I'm an Aries!
All this hype was according to astronomers with the Minnesota Planetarium Society there's about a one-month bump in the alignment of the stars caused by the effect of the moon's gravitational pull on the Earth through the millenia.
Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving
Resentful and inflexible
Self-indulgent and greedy
Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted
Impulsive and impatient
Foolhardy and daredevil
I suppose, there is a bit of an Arian in me except the traits in paler shades (in fact, I'm slooowww to anger). I don't know if we have these traits because it's in our stars or we unconsiously emulate our known zodiac signs. What do you think?
Monday, January 17, 2011
- I love the smell of sauteed onions and garlic.
- I love the smell of cut grass in the morning, especially after the rain.
- I love the smell of vanilla and jasmine.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Upside Of A Daughter's Slutty Girlfriends
You can tell me what you think of the articles or share your favorite, too in the comment post.
I am so happy! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Today I redeemed the 1-month Adgitize Gift Check that I won @ Just Another Pixel by blankPixels ' Thirty on 30 Blog Contest Prize - Adgitize advertising contest.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I'm starting all over again here at Pen, Paper and a Mouse because I lost my Google rank @ fickleinpink, the dark side blog and for the life of me can not pinpoint where did I go wrong.
Just recently, Shah @ WordsinSync for gave me this award and I am soooooooooo glad! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
#1 - DONE!
#2 -- Let me see...
- I've never owned a dog, or a cat (though I'd like to try, only I worry that I won't be able to take care of them properly)
hatescared to death of cockroaches.
- I'm allergic to crabs.
- I'm more into action/ suspense movies than chick-flicks.
- I've got 12 stitches up my leg due to a motor accident years ago.
- I haven't traveled anywhere in 2 years and hope to get more travel time this year.
- I love to cook, read, and write and hope to do it here.
- Closer to me.
- Grumpy Old Ken
- The View from this End
- Big Girls Small Kitchen
- Endless Eats
- 52 Weeks of Wordage
- Pencil to Paper
#4 -- will finish tonight!
Monday, January 10, 2011
But then as I went on with my online journey, my joy of reading and writing has deepened my blogging purpose. I realized that I cannot really separate myself from my cyber personality, it was like discovering myself all over again as I see the world on paper. I come across great blogs that help widen my point of view of the world! Online friends are an added bonus, too!
I blog to share. I blog to learn. I blog to inspire even in small ways and be inspired, too!
I blog because this is what I love to do.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
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