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Gallery2 Photo Uploading Problem

Gallery2 Photo Uploading Problem

Over the weekend I discovered I was unable to upload photos to my Gallery2 server. I use Gallery2 to host all of my photos for Gibberish. No photos = no posts. Well, not many posts, I guess. I spent some of the weekend trying to troubleshoot the issue, but my server’s logs and the Gallery2 […]

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Spam Wave From Facebook, and reCAPTCHA Re-Enabled
By September 14, 20110 Comments Read More →

Spam Wave From Facebook, and reCAPTCHA Re-Enabled

At the start of the year I started using reCaptcha to cut down on the amount of spam I was receiving in the comment moderation queue. I ran it for a few months, but it didn’t decrease the amount of human-crafted “astroturf” spam I was getting. My hope was that the additional step would bore […]

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Migration to New Web Host Is Complete

Migration to New Web Host Is Complete

On August 27th I started the process of moving Gibberish away from DreamHost and to KnownHost. I had been having increasing performance issues with DreamHost for reasons no one could explain. I had a small upswing in traffic — about 100 – 200 new readers a day — but otherwise everything has been the same […]

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Contest: Help Gibberish Get 100 Fans on Facebook!

Contest: Help Gibberish Get 100 Fans on Facebook!

Help spread the word about my blog and get a chance to win an Amazon gift certificate (or two, if you’re a super lucky bad ass).

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How to Help Gibberish, and a Policy Change

How to Help Gibberish, and a Policy Change

I started my blog Gibberish is My Native Language several years ago as a way to stay in touch with my co-workers when I moved away. We used to have long conversations about products and I’d give them my opinion on all sorts of stuff, from coffee machines to computer mice to board games. My […]

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Gibberish is on Facebook

Gibberish is on Facebook

I’ve discovered that some of my readers visit my blog every day, regardless if there’s a new post or not. Some of my readers visit every few weeks, and read a ton of posts in a row. Still others subscribe to my blog’s RSS feed. I created a Facebook page for Gibberish a week and […]

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reCAPTCHA added to comment section

reCAPTCHA added to comment section

Anti-spam plugin Akismet has saved Gibberish from over 150,000 spam comments since I started using it in October of 2006. It has been absolutely wonderful, especially since it is free. However, there are some “comments” that slip through. A few of these are straight up automated spam bots, with dozens of links to sites for […]

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Compensation disclosure notice

Compensation disclosure notice

I thought that new Federal Trade Commission guidelines going into effect December 1st of this year about bloggers disclosing compensation for product reviews would be a good opportunity for me to disclose any relationships / compensation I receive here on Gibberish. Short story: it isn’t much, but let’s nip this thing in the bud. No […]

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1000 Posts of Gibberish
By September 17, 20097 Comments Read More →

1000 Posts of Gibberish

This is the one thousandth published post on Gibberish Is My Native Language. What does over four years of posts add up to? No tags for this post.

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I’m not dead …

I’m not dead …

I am not dead, but my main computer is. Sorry for not updating about getting home. I have a lot of updates and reviews to post, but it is tough when my main computer is busted If any of you have experience with Windows Vista and the “black screen of death” please let me know. […]

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