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By priestess (Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 02:19:30 AM EST) spam, robots, spambots, ubuntu, gutsy gibbon, compiz, productivity (all tags)
My wiki's always had lots of spam. Mostly links to porn and viagra sites. You block what you can, revert the rest, and curse the wankers who write those bots for financial gain.

Lately though, I've been getting edits from bots that just put a single nonsense word a the top of the page. Words like "rellachizela" or "getsit" or "olodaracelt" with no link and no other text. I mean. I can't even see what the point of that is. Why on earth would you do that? Even the robots have gone insane.



In other news. I installed ubuntu last night, the latest gibbon one. Mostly coz my Sid install had broken when X had upgraded to a new version that drivers for my video card didn't seem to exist for yet.

This means that Compiz is working on my machine for the first time ever. The windows move around faster than they used to. Well. Until you turn on all the chrome at least. They're well pretty. Not good for productivity though. I seem to have wasted at least one entire night just turning on and off all the different effects to see what they do. Heh.

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Desktop effects by blixco (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 01:09:24 PM EST
are fun and all...and I have a machine now that will run them reasonably well...but I keep seeing this as a "selling point" for gutsy.  Like, hey, we're just like Vista now.

Why would anyone want to be like Vista.
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Selling point? by priestess (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 11:28:03 PM EST
Dunno about that. I've turned 'em off now, when I actually tried to get something done they were slowing my crappy five year old machine down too much.

I mention 'em coz they're the main thing I noticed that's different to the Debian SiD install I was using until this week, which for one reason or another Compitz refused to work with.

Oh, and it detected and downloaded drivers for my nVidia card better than Debian did, but I still had to faff around in xorg.conf to get the resolutions I wanted.

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There are by blixco (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 06:34:52 AM EST
many, many locations where I've read stuff about the visual effects and not seen anything about the rest of the system.  It's just funny.

I used envy for the nvidia drivers and didn't have to tweak anything, but I have a problem now with a mismatch between the kernel driver and the control panel.  Still works, it's just noisy about it.
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Wipo by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Nov 03, 2007 at 03:31:07 PM EST
Are tney checking to see how quickly the edits get picked up and ranked in Google? Strikes me as plausible.

Could be I guess by priestess (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Nov 05, 2007 at 01:26:46 AM EST
Maybe since I keep deleting 'em they'll get the message and stop spamming me then?

No. Didn't think so :(

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