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December 18, 2011
by meandean
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How to block spambots by user agent using .htaccess

Spambots and spiders that ignore robots exclusion file can kill your site both in bandwidth and by potentially exposing information you don’t want ‘harvested.’ With that in mind, here is a quick-n-dirty guide to blocking spambots and rogue search engine spiders by using .htaccess. First the essential example codeblock, followed by a working example: Continue reading

November 27, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn from my 7:40 AM Thanksgiving wake-up call

I believe it was the slam of a large piece of plywood falling 2 some-odd stories onto other lumber that rudely awoke me at 7:40 AM this Thanksgiving morning.  An no, I couldn’t go back to sleep as the hum … Continue reading

February 14, 2008
by meandean
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How to block a range of IPs from spamming your church website

Using a blog to manage a website’s content is a flexible and affordable solution more and more churches are employing to effectively present their message online. There is however one drawback – in that some of the open source blogging solutions used as content management on the cheap also tend to attract attention from nere-do-wells who attack the comment and content functions of application such as WordPress and MovableType with robotic floods of advertisements offering anything from enlarging various appendages to curing male baldness all while losing your life’s saving playing poker online. Continue reading