Showing China the banhammer

Recently I started noticing a spike in the overall bandwidth on my server. A little bit of investigation revealed some interesting albeit confusing details. First contactTowards the end of last month's billing cycle for my server I realised I'd actually overshot my bandwidth cap by a little bit. This wasn't…

My goodness, my spamness

For any individual or organisation that has a public facing website allowing comments and user interaction spam is a continual problem. Taking a look at some of my watchdog logs for this site over the past few days is probably quite indicative of the sheer volume of spam that even…