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Why you don’t want to shard.

Real World Web: Performance & Scalability.

NGINX + PHP-FPM + APC.

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August 31st, 2009 » 4:46 » Comments

Anti-spam lawyer gets what he had coming

Anti-spam lawyer gets what he had coming. First he set up a phony ISP. Then he sued Virtumundo under CAN-SPAM. He lost the case and was ordered to pay Virtumundo $100,000. He appealed the decision. Debt collector took stuff from his home. Virtumundo offered to give him back his stuff if he drops the appeal. He refused.

Well, he finally lost the appeal. (via)

August 30th, 2009 » 10:41 » Comments

Deciphering Decaptcher’s protocol

Decaptcher has a TCP socket and an HTTP API. This is a description of the socket API, deciphered from Decaptcher’s official PHP client. You can also look at my version of the Decaptcher PHP client that I posted recently. The following will come in handy if you’d like to code your own client.
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August 29th, 2009 » 14:17 » Comments

Flash cookies

A useful example, plus source code, of setting Flash cookies via javascript. Also of interest: SWFObject and jsSO.

August 29th, 2009 » 13:10 » Comments

Tarpipe

Tarpipe would make for an excellent spamming engine.

August 27th, 2009 » 11:21 » 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.

31/08/09» 4:46» link» comments
 
 
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