Bot trap installed – Spambots need not apply

Over the last two months this site has been absolutely hammered by spambots — automated programs designed to use this site for sending spam, spamming search engines or other nefarious activities. None have got through to any public pages or done anything useful. But I’ve had about 12,000 unique bots visit in March alone. This …

Upgrade to WordPress 1.5

WordPress, the software running this blog, was upgraded to version 1.5 That’s fantastic news as the new features look exciting. However the template system changes are non-trivial. After breaking it, I found these WordPress Upgrading 1.2 to 1.5 Instructions which got everything working properly again. It is a bit tricky – it isn’t obvious that …