Magnus, Robot Fighter

Sometimes I don’t know why I write blog posts. It’s not like people read them. I get some traffic, but it’s really just spam bots trying to get me to post their spam.

Spam Bot Attack
Spam Bot Attack

See, that’s a nice compliment. The robot is being nice to me. I’m still not going to post your spam link, bro. (Brobot?) It’s a wa… woah, hey, let’s not make this personal, okay?

That's just uncalled for.
That’s just uncalled for.

The problem is with how many spam comments I get. I’ve got more than six hundred waiting for approval, like I’d just say “yeah, okay, whatever”. It’s obnoxious and the links would probably compromise your computer if you were dumb enough to click them. That’s why Flashblock and Adblock are critical to your computer’s safety. It bothers me to no end that they now have a war between the ad companies and Adblock. Look, if the ad companies secured their systems and made their ads less obnoxious, it would be fine. Neither of those things are true.

There was a security breach at my ISP a few years ago and attackers took my address book and use it to spam my name to my contacts with links to unknown sites. That’s awesome when you’re looking for work. (Lucky for me, I use a different email address when looking for work, but still, it’s a little embarrassing, like someone Photogimping your face onto someone else’s body.

It would be nice if I had some human readers though. Maybe I’ll post the next one 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 and save everyone some time.

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Magnus is a Professional Electrical Engineer from Victoria, BC. He's worked on projects ranging from new code for embedded radios to inspecting [redacted] government systems. He'll relax and unwind by teaching yoga or Cyclefit, or going out for a dive in the cold ocean.

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