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No more spam ? "I'll be back" edition

Written by cafealpha 5 comments
Second (and I hope last) part of this article ...

Last week, I spend half a day in getting rid of spam messages via my homepage contact form.
And, it seems to work well

So today, I spent another half a day in getting rid of spam messages via this blog's comments
So I removed bullshit advertisement messages scattered on my blogs comments, and tried captcha plugin for PluXml (= my blog's CMS).
And unfortunately, image based captcha plugin doesn't seem to work well, because it blocks ALL comments ... very efficient spam filter
So I added a simple additional test when posting comments. Hope you will solve it ... or not in the case you are a robot

Extra : I spend the other half a day in testing Saturn cartridge with custom USB dev cart connected to my laptop and Open Logic Sniffer and JTAG (ByteBlaster on my desktop's Parallel Port, because I don't have enough budget to buy a USB Blaster ^^; ) around my Saturn
Here is a snapshot of signals when it finally worked :
data/images/20150417_sniffer.png

Can you guess what it is about ?

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No more spam messages via my contact form ?

Written by cafealpha no comments
From last week, I'm receiving many spam messages via my contact form .
I have other things to do than reading and deleting this bullshit, so I added two confirmation fields in the contact form :
 - Email address confirmation.
 - Turing test, not very difficult to solve, but let's see how smart nowadays AIs are

I didn't added captcha, because :
 - It's a waste of time
 - Personally, I sometimes can't solve them
 - It relies on external site and/or waste resources on homepage server side, and I don't like this.

So, dear spambots, I don't thank you for wasting my time in reading your so important messages, and spending half a day in adding security in my mail form. Hope this is the last time I waste my time for you

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