MediaWiki spam is such a headache
February 2, 2012
MediaWiki, like any other popular software product (that accepts user input), has become a massive target for spam. Now I’m not talking about vandals running around on Wikipedia trying to convince you that African Elephant population has tripled in 6 months. I’m talking about plain old spammers. Just like email spammers and comment spammers on blogs. These automated bots run around and slam small wikis with all sorts of dumb advertisements… and they drive me nuts.
Ubuntu (or any Linux) Install from USB
July 23, 2010
On Monday I covered how to install Windows 7 via USB drive, but leaving it on it’s own would be unfair to our Open Source brethren. Fortunately, if you want to make a bootable USB drive (under Windows or Linux) with a copy of Linux, it just just as easy. All you need is UNetbootin and optionally an ISO of your favorite Linux distribution.
Two new sites: Where's Gibson & IPv6 Wiki
July 13, 2010
So the Snowulf Network of websites has grown by two over the last week. Normally, I try not to add too many sites to my belt as it tends to make for a lot of administration. In these particular cases I have to make an exception. Let me explain briefly why I brought these two new sites about.