Friday, October 26, 2007

 

Administrative note - word verification on

The spammers have caught up with the Beta technology and I'm being hit with commercial spam. Accordingly, you're going to have to type out the squiggly verification letters for the next day or two until the spambot loses interest.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Comments:
I blame Dick Cheney.
 
In 1972, the Finley Creek fire started in Ettersburg. The strong land breezes took it over ten thousand acres in one night. It went right through shelter cove. The only thing to stop it was the Pacific Ocean. There was a lot of brush and timber before that. Everybody talked about what an incredibly good lesson that the fire was for us. Does anyone remember it?
 
You might want to put this in the thread below.
 
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DIE...
 
Eric... ASIS has had some sucess suing spammers. Maybe this is your chance.
 
Yes, I remember the fire. I set chocker for Leland Lewis during that fire. It was Fellini-esque, scary, and a couple of times I thought it was all over. Riding around on a D-6 (if I remember correctly) smoke so thick we couldn't see where we were going, not knowing if we were going to fall off a cliff, get run over by the fire, have a log roll on me, cable snap on us or one of a thousand things that can go wrong. It was a defining moment. Peter and Nancy Van Arsdale and I started the Whale Gulch Vol. Fire Dept. after that with the money paid to us by the state thru John Barbour, the then CDF commander of this area. From that relationship came the parachutes that were used at the Garberville Music Festivals and subsequently at Reggae on the River for many years for audience shade.

Interesting how things get started.

Doug Green
 
Squiggly verification letters or numbers are called captcha. I suppose it is only a matter of time before the cyborgs figure out how to read these and we'll have to come up with some other gatekeeper.

Chris Crawford
 
I just saw where the guy that invented this word verification deal has now come up with one better--he's figured out a way for the word verification to be used to input all of the great literature in the world by us as we use verification...in other words, instead of typing in some random gibberish, we would type in randomly generated pieces of text from great literature, which would then be added to the collection so that we all would help to input that on the web. I think because it's a daunting task for someone to type in that huge amount of information.
 
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