Challenge and response spam protection

To create an account on this site you need to provide a valid e-mail address. That is quite a common requirement for many sites these days and helps use reduce the number of accounts created by bots for spam purposes. Many people are using their own forms of spam protection on email addresses such as the challenge response system where you send an email to someone and they automatically send you an email to validate the address the original mail came from. This can be a great system and works well for personal mail.

When bad things happen to good sites

As many of you know, my longstanding site at went dark on 1 Nov., 2007, or there abouts. I started the site, using Portland's free hosting, in order that I could simply provide a link to the various demonstrations I created for the forums and lists. There were no beautiful designs or even planned organization. It just sat there, enjoying about 2000 unique visitors each month. No Yahoo!, but it had enough folks linking to it that many of the pages had Google page ranks of 4 or 5.

August, 2003 – November, 2007 R.I.P.

Merry Christmas

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Spend a little time thinking of those less fortunate then yourself, and on how we can make the world a better place in 2008.

Thanks for all the time people have freely given to help others on the CSS forum specially the moderators who do an excellent job of spotting spam and keeping the forum running.

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I'm a winner

Talk about happy New year.
I've just checked an old unused email account and discovered I have won,

  • The UK national lottery(many times)

  • The Turkish national Lottery

  • Loteria Nacional (Spanish Lottery)

  • Microsoft Award promo

  • Aussie International Sweepstakes

  • Euro Millions online Sweepstakes

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  • United Kingdom Microsoft Company

  • Oxford International Lottery

  • Netherland National Lottery

  • World Cup 2010 Free Lottery

  • Powerballs Lottery

Bad clients are a pox!

I haven't done a lot of web development. I mostly fix things for people who do, but have hit an html/css bump. It's pretty simple really. I look at what they've got and what they want, and either fix it or suggest another approach. No hoohoo.

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