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I’m on vacation this week, which is to say that I’m catching up on work. While doing a collection of web maintenance tasks and getting a couple of new web sites ready, I’m struck with the question “Why are there so many Assholes ?”

  • Why do the same assholes SPAM my blog every day? I moderate spam so it never appears, but each day they come back to offer my reader viagra, hair tonic, fake Rolex’s, etc.
  • Why to the same assholes SPAM my quest book at ManagedCode.com over and over again. I always delete spam guestbook signatures so they don’t result in any traffic, but they keep on posting.
  • Why would some asshole deface my site at ManagedCode.com? I’ve been using IPortal (the Classic ASP Version) and a bug was recently found. Someone defaced my site. I fixed it. They defaced it again. They use an alias so they don't get credit, it’s not a hack (they just copy what someone else found) so there is no intellectual credit, there doesn’t seem to be any political benefit – so what’s the POINT?

One of my New Years resolutions is to do some work to block and catch on-line MalTechs !!!  I’m switching ManagedCode.com to the SOOP Portal and will publish my MODS.

…… and speaking of Assholes, if your interested in the SOOP project, make sure you go to www.soopportal.ORG and NOT www.soopportal.COM – because some asshole has gleaned the SOOP name to use for a porn site.

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