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Spammers, the game

Spammers: The Game, I just bought this on ebay, seems like it will be some good fun. From the site:

Each player is competing to pull off the most lucrative scams. You do this by spamming mailing lists. The more closely related the mailing list is to the type of scam you’re trying to pull, the easier it is to score.

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May 18th, 2007 » 9:16 » Comments

Regex tips and tricks

I knew it from the first glance, that regular expressions were very very beautiful. As of today, I feel that I have a pretty good grasp of regular expressions. Pay attention and one day you might be a regex god like me.

I’m sure you all have that buddy that told you that regex is easy and all you need to know is ‘<tag>(.+?)</tag>’. Trust me, that won’t get you very far. I’m gonna start with one of the most common examples, html links aka <a> tags. I’m using PCRE regex (PHP), so you may need to adjust for the regex implementation you are using.

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May 14th, 2007 » 10:08 » 4 Comments

Black hole SEO

Following up on yet another silly phrase made up by Mr Bluehat, I’ll tell you how to do black hole SEO in another way. You know what else people scrape a lot? Search engine results.

So how would you go about making people scrape SERPS that include links to your sites? (more…)

May 7th, 2007 » 4:55 » 7 Comments

Got bloglines subscribers?

You might get an .edu link from here: morpheus.cs.umbc.edu/bloglines

I’m not sure if it’s still updated though, a couple pages I looked at might be out of date.

May 6th, 2007 » 16:02 » Comments
 

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Content may be king, but distribution pays the king’s mortgage.

8/12/09» 15:51» link» comments

Google acquired reCaptcha about a month ago, you might want to throttle your reCaptcha solving per IP address from now on.

14/10/09» 16:22» link» comments

Matt Cutts on how Google deals with spam.

7/10/09» 14:31» link» comments

Why you don’t want to shard.

Real World Web: Performance & Scalability.

NGINX + PHP-FPM + APC.

Gearman is interesting.

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