Life is a series of choices. Every step is a choice, an option, a decision. We try our best to make these choices based on what we know. What we pick may not be based on what is right and what is wrong, but what we believe in our minds and hearts. Whatever we do decide, we have to compromise. It is always one or the other.

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Banning Spammers

I haven’t been blogging much or following comments or anything for that matter. Lately I’ve been getting e-mail notifications of spam comments which go through. These spam comments were made by regular people in India and other places who were hired to comment on my blog.

Aksimet doesn’t detect them because they are normal people. They can bypass the captcha and every other spam blocking mechanism. Now, I’ve decided to block them completely before they even reach my blog, how? I’ll tell you.

I installed WP-Ban and added the following IPs:

122.163.161.*
122.161.93.*
121.246.81.*
64.53.129.110

78.47.125.152 – 78.47.125.159

It is sad if a legitimate person in those segements was curious and decided to read and comment on my blog, but frankly spam comments are annoying. It doesn’t matter if you get a regular person to do the dirty work rather than a script, a spam comment is still a spam comment!

So there…

In another note, I’m more active on twitter than I am on my blog. 140 characters seem more than convenient for whatever I have to say. You can find me here;

http://twitter.com/oneortheother

Quick Short Posts with Twitter Integration

Twitter logo I have installed twitter tools by Alex King. This will enable me to post more, when I post a tweet on twitter it will be posted here, and when I post an entry on my blog here, it will be linked on my twitter page. And no this will not cause the world to end as Alex King’s FAQ says,

What happens if I have both my tweets posting to my blog as posts and my posts sent to Twitter? Will it cause the world to end in a spinning fireball of death?

Actually, Twitter Tools has taken this into account and you can safely enable both creating posts from your tweets and tweets from your posts without duplicating them in either place.

Also, I apologize for the river of tweets recently in the feed. Those have been taken care of.

Twitter is a micro-blogging social network website.

A New Look

Here we go. Finally, this is the look I have been dreaming about.

I also updated the blogroll to include currently active blogs. There are blogs which are inactive and I have removed those, and then there are those unstable ones, I only hid them from view but I still have their feed running.

N.’s Zeitgeist

First off, note the poll on the right and vote please.

Raising the Bar For a long time now I have been meaning to post some interesting statistics about this site, and here its finally.

The past 7 days:
The top search query is: hourneys.
The top clicked query is: Japanese girl

The past 2 weeks:
The top search query is: Einstein quotes.
The top clicked query is: Japanese little girl.

Here are some funny search terms over the past 2-3 months:
The top search from all over the world, is “construction stare”! I have no idea what that is. Here are some others.

  • greasy hiar
  • how to wear dishdashas
  • swimming shampoo for shaved head
  • bleach eating freaks countdown
  • don boogla
  • the pink slapper

Here are searches that match blogger names that have reached my website:
“manutdfanatic” — search from Hungary.
“swair” — search from Unknown.
“Laialy” — search from Germany.
“cixousianpanic” — from Unknown.
“eshda3wa” — from Unknown.

The top image search query was:
A variation of japanese girl.

There are other very interesting details but that shall be all for now!

Why I removed my Blogroll…

I read quite a lot of blogs out there. A lot of them are interesting and a lot are funny. A lot of them are close, and my friends are among them. I removed the blogroll because it was getting way too big, especially for those that deserve exposure! I decided to create a new page, with all the blog links that were here in my active blogroll.

Edit: If you’re not on the list, post a comment, and a reason why you should be, and I’ll take that into consideration :p lol J/k. Leave a comment anyway! I love reading new content and different ideas and opinions on things!

Slapper ® Product Page

I have added all my inventions to the Slapper® Product page.

Countdown and Popular Posts

I’ve added a new plugin called Popularity Contest. It displays the popularity of posts as a percentage.

Another addition is the Cowntdown Widget. I set it so that it would count down until when Heroes season 2 starts. You can see it on the right sidebar.

Thank you for your continued support,
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N.

Kuwait Blogs — Thank you.

I just want to say thanks to the people at Kuwait Blogs for adding my blog to Safat. This post is a follow-up on my previous situation.

My Music, The Sequel

Last month I decided to share my current playlist with you, and today you’re getting a new batch of this wonderful music I listen to. You can click on the links on the right side bar to listen as well. Keep an open mind, and here are the two albums I have in store for you.

Andrea BocelliSogno
– Bocelli, what more can I say? There are a few duets in this album, which give it a very unique taste. I hope you’ll like it.
Click to Listen

Yngwie MalmsteenConcerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E Flat Minor Op. 1
– A neoclassical album. A guitar genius plays along with an orchestra. You have to listen to this if you like classical music and/or electric guitars!
Click to Listen

You can still access the link to the previous album I had up, Romanza by Andrea Bocelli as well, but I’m removing the link from the side bar.

Enjoy!
~N.

Feed Changes

I’ve subscribed to FeedBurner. Especially now that they’ve made all their PRO features for FREE! Yep, you read that right. As the people at FeedBurner liked to put it;

Beginning today, two of FeedBurner’s previously for-pay services, TotalStats and MyBrand, will be free. Not in the sense of soaring high above the clouds or recently sprung from the hoosegow, but free like you’ll no longer gladly be billed on Tuesday for a burned feed today.

You can subscribe to my feeds here:
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~ N.
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Reserved, going to add something here later.