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Archive for December 19th, 2011

A Touch of Brass: As Seen On TV

December 19, 2011 @ 15:27 By: gordon Category: Handbells, Out and about

I was up well before the crack o’ dawn this morning to play bells with the other people in A Touch of Brass on CTV Ottawa’s Morning Live show. We played two pieces this year: Christmas Angels Medley and Let It Snow.

The two segments have been posted on YouTube by CTV and I have to say I think these are our best appearances on the show, yet:


Comment spammers

December 19, 2011 @ 12:36 By: gordon Category: Meta, Seen on the 'net

I happened to notice these entries in the logs while looking for something else: - - [16/Dec/2011:07:04:13 +0000] "POST /wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.0" 500 2367 - - [16/Dec/2011:07:04:14 +0000] "POST /wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.1" 500 2367 - - [16/Dec/2011:07:04:15 +0000] "POST /wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.1" 500 2367 - - [16/Dec/2011:07:04:16 +0000] "POST /wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.1" 500 2367 - - [16/Dec/2011:07:04:17 +0000] "POST /wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.1" 500 2367

It’s highly unlikely that five people would all be making a comment at one second intervals, so I can only assume that it’s some sort of spam network.

And sure enough, these IP addresses appear at regular intervals making similar attempts, all of which fail.

Remember: All spammers must die.