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Installing Rails 3.1 – sample_app_3_1

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Rails 3 Sample Application This is simply one of those problems you may not see – especially if you have some sort of ‘standard OS build’ for a development server. >> gem list rails *** LOCAL GEMS *** rails (3.0.1, 3.0.0) >> which rails /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@rails3tutorial/bin/rails >> gem install rails –version 3.1.0 Fetching: multi_json-1.0.3.gem (100%) Fetching: Continue reading →

Slings! Arrows! Barbs! Slashes! – Search: What’s Next?

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

February/2011 – Search Tech-Leaders from Google, Bing & Blekko discuss ‘search’ & ‘web SPAM’… This content was found by accident only a few days after being created/published – some interesting views and worth some reflection. In one of the videos Matt Cutts (Google) comments on what appears to be Bing’s  end user’s use of Google Continue reading →

Yahoo SPAM & MARF – RFC 5965

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

12/1/2010 – Yahoo no longer accepts email abuse reports from ‘humans‘… Hmm, who is else it getting SPAMmed by YAHOO email accounts? (other computers without users/real people?) Automation can be a great solution – but what happens when real people are entirely removed from the loop? My normal approach for SPAM that reaches my server/inbox: Continue reading →

Data Mining – Web Content Spammers & Blekko

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Have you noticed how the quality of pages that search engines are leading you to has/is declining?  Wonder why? [Lots of questions  in this post…] A partial answer:  content farms – web sites where articles are created based on hot topics; articles typically provide minimal useful information, are heavy with SEE (search-engine-enticements) but pages are Continue reading →

Some stats – IP space used by Web Miscreants

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

You should expect that your data will be somewhat different – after reviewing some log data here is what I am seeing for the past 12 months or so – note caveats: this post is not about how to thwart hackers/spammers/miscreants – it is a simple GEO-centric review – where are the ‘bad guys’ coming Continue reading →

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