Periodically, giant waves of comment spam or log-in attempts with incorrect credentials hit this blog. I have my own emergency services that take care of most of them. Those that get through need special treatment: outright blocking of a single IP address or whole blocks of IP … [Read more...] about 2990 Blocked Hits
One of the original movie streaming companies asked me to do quality control on the dubbed German version of a TV series. The pay they offered was not too shabby, and I said yes. Alas, I had to find my own way to watch the German episodes. Fear not, I thought, lovefilm.de has … [Read more...] about Let’s Pretend
For websites built on the WordPress platform, you can either design your own pages or you can use one of a large number of "themes." I have always felt that it is unnecessary to re-invent the wheel, so to speak: Themes can be used as they are, or they can be modified to fit a … [Read more...] about What Are The Odds?
Lots of changes this November. I said goodbye to two hosting providers and hello to a new, virtual private server set-up. For years, several of my websites were hosted in a shared-hosting arrangement on the servers of a well-known company in Arizona. But then my business site … [Read more...] about Hello Goodbye
First I thought it was some phishing expedition. But now it seems more like a painfully direct, uncushioned, and misdirected (I am not an agency) approach to get translation work. With an in-tweet e-mail address for all to see?! That’s asking for it. @TranslateThis My email … [Read more...] about Asking For It