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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Ad for the day

When I first heard of an open source project by the name of DotNetNuke, I really thought I’d be looking at the source code to a first person shooter. As it turns out, DNN is everything one needs to run a website. Now there is a book dedicated to DNN ready to hit the market from my friends at Packt Publishing.

Thought for the day

I was listening to a Stephen Hawking recording during the commute today and he said: “Imagine now a star with the mass ten times the mass of the sun”. I tried. I failed.

Threat for the day

One more burst of comment spam and this blog gets a CAPTCHA control. Any objections? Any alternatives? Who are these people and why can't we stick them with sharp pins?

roy Tuesday, January 18, 2005
I've had my blog for about 4 years, and comment spam sucks. Try using keyword blocking. I found poker or viagra to block a lot. It's not a *real* solution but good enough. And if somebody wants to type poker, tell them to write p*ker.
<br>I'm in the process of switching from Blogger + Haloscan to Movable Type because of greater control of comment spam blocking and other features.
<br>P.S. I would stick them with knives, not pins.
Patrick Santry Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Just so you know, there is already a book available on Amazon.com that was written by the developer's of DotNetNuke. You can pre-order it now. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764595636/santrysworldof0b/102-0600904-4791341
Jeremy Wednesday, January 19, 2005
DNN is pretty cool but it basically is just the PHPnuke/PostNuke/etc in .NET form. I've had issues with the various nukes and it's nice to know they're all there in the .NET version.
<br>Each to his own though and it's a good place to rip some quality code from, along with the Portal Quick Start from MS. In fact I believe DNN was derived from the portal quick start.
<br>10 times the mass of the sun? Imagine what the sun would look like 10x it's normal size. Then imagine that you're far away and to see it up close you'd look like an atom compared to it.
<br>CAPTCHA control? Please please please choose one different than msmvps.com. The one on Bill's site is extremely difficult to decypher and while trying to post a comment 10 times might detour a spammer it'd also detour me eventually. (I'm stubborn though so it probably wouldn't).
Scott Allen Thursday, January 20, 2005
Well, here it is. I hope nobody minds the CAPTCHA I'm using (Clearscreen.HIP). I thought the one on Bill's site was kinda trippin'.
Andy Thursday, January 20, 2005
I hate CAPTCHA controls but I can understand the need for them. So long as it doesn't get me in trouble with my IT group ( Mr. guy who put the printer idea in my head ) I'm cool with it. :)
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