Blogroll Dive: 8/28/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

Categories
General Technology

Using ReCAPTCHA

Most of you probably know that I’m not a big fan of CAPTCHAs. In fact, earlier this month, you could have quoted me saying, “I hate CAPTCHAs. They unnecessarily inconvenience commentators by adding yet-another step to the commenting process and are sometimes difficult for even humans to decipher.” But, I have come to the conclusion that CAPTCHAs are necessary in some cases. I am not a fan of having to solve CAPTCHAs for frequent tasks such as submitting forum posts or blog comments, but I can live with only having to solve a CAPTCHA once or twice during my entire use of a website. To that end, there are now no more than two implementations of reCAPTCHA in the MacManX Universe.

Blogroll Dive: 8/20/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

Categories
Nostalgia

Photos from the Hawaii Cruise

My family and I have returned from a week-long cruise around the islands of Hawaii. After our vacation to the “Big Island” last year, I was eager to see the rest of the islands. Sure enough, I was impressed by the beauty and clean atmosphere of all the islands, and have decided to share some of my favorite photos from the cruise. Enjoy!

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General

Time for a Vacation

Update: We’re back, and the CAPTCHA has been disabled as promised. The photos are now available.

My family and I will be leaving for an exciting cruise to Hawaii on Monday. In order to preserve the sanctity of this vacation, I have temporarily activated a CAPTCHA to block most, if not all, of the spam sent to this blog. Just to be clear on this issue, I hate CAPTCHAs. They unnecessarily inconvenience commentators by adding yet-another step to the commenting process and are sometimes difficult for even humans to decipher. With that said, I have activated the CAPTCHA a day early to ensure that there are no serious conflicts with the plugin before I leave, and it will be deactivated as soon as I have returned.