Downtime last night

Due to a move of my domain from one server to another, including a Apache 1.3 to Apache 2 upgrade, the site experienced some downtime last night.
My apologies, but as you can see everything is fine now.

What is it with spammers?

In a weird way I understand why spammers spam, get extra traffic to the site they are promoting or trying to get you to a site to sell you something. But why keep they trying when there 1st attempt was blocked to begin with and sometimes it’s just flat out strange what they are trying to post. And I say trying because the majority is stopped by my WordPress plugin AVH First Defense Against Spam/
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Caught my first previously unknown email harvester.

Thanks to my plugin AVH First Defense Against Spam and a honey pot I have set up with Project Honey Pot I caught my very first previously unknown email harvester.

Part of the email I received today:

Peter —
Regardless of how the rest of your day goes, here’s something to be happy
about — today a honey pot you installed successfully identified a
previously unknown email harvester (IP: 212.225.211.236). The
harvester was caught by your honey pot installed at:

blog.avirtualhome.com

You can find information about your newly identified harvester here:

http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_212.225.211.236

To see the info : http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_212.225.211.236

I just made the web a little better.

Follow me on twitter.

I decided to start using twitter as well. Not sure what I will tweet about, but mostly it will be about the development and releases of my plugins.
As I mentioned a couple of months ago I don’t post on the blog about minor upgrades but I will on twitter.
You can find me at twitter as avhsoftware

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