Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This Is Not Your Father’s Spam

Way back when I was just tadpole in the pond of life my dad brought home a new kind of meat in a can.  It was called Spam.  He would slice it up, put it on some bread, and add a little mustard – voila, a nice lunch?  Well, anyway, we have Spam today ‘cept it ain’t meat and it ain’t good for consumption by man or computer.

We removed the coded word match step from making comments to the blog but, lately we’ve been getting a Spam comment several times a week.  So far the Blogger Spam detection feature has be catching these comments and placing them in a Spam file where we can delete them.  We’re considering reinstituting the coded word match step to weed these out before they somehow gain control of our blog and/or computer.  Therefore, we were wondering if our fellow bloggers are experiencing an increase in Spam comments and, if so, what steps are you taking.  The word match step is a pain for those making comments to our blog and we’d rather not use it.

Yesterday turned out to be one of the top ten days for this week.  It was just beautiful with bright sunshine, clear skies, little to no humidity, and temps in the seventies.  We made a run to JoAnn Fabrics to get the batting and the thread needed to finish the Baby Fortner quilt.  I can’t wait to see what the two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together will look like in its finale.

Other than that, it was just another day at w*rk.  One of the gentlemen involved in the longest escort in history stopped me as I passed by his site and apologized for his behavior.  I was glad to hear that he and his wife are enjoying the site as well as the northern Michigan area.  After all, the worse site at Hearthside Grove Luxury Motorcoach Resort is far better than anything that we’ve ever parked on.

By the way, we don’t use golf carts at Hearthside.  We use GEM cars (Global Electric Motorcars).  Essentially they are the same thing as a golf cart, however, it’s like comparing a Army Jeep to a Cadillac.  Sticking with the same theme, this is not your father’s golf cart!!!

GEM e4

They can hit speeds of 35 MPH and get a zillion miles per gallon of gasoline (since they’re all electric).  Now that’s getting around the “campground” in style.

Happy Motoring and May God Bless  - - - - - - - -


  1. I get some spam, but not much. And it always goes into the spam filter so I don't worry about it. I hate that word match thing!!!

  2. I agree with Randy and Terry. Hate that word match thing and so far the spam filter has caught everything.

  3. Haven't had any Spam since April. But love the GEM.

  4. Since I moved to WordPress, spam has been minimal. No more/no less than what I caught on Blogger. I also do not use captcha since it is a pita to read. I do get an email whenever a comment its our blog. I can approve it via email or go online with my smart phone to read check it out before approving. Love the GEM.