So, after about a year(Just paid my yearly bills for the domain name and web hosting) I decided to replace the guts of my site(New design by my beautiful girlfriend).
The site had mainly become my weird obsession with observing spam comments. I coded this anti spam script, which would compare the content of a comment with a list of banned words; if a word in your comment is banned, the comment will not be submitted. I would check in regularly to see if any words had gained traction or if there were new words to ban, but not really much else.
This was what I retrieved from the database before I pulled down my old code, sorted by # times caught(I accidentally the whole table at some point, so the words have been caught more times than stated, especially viagra):
|Word||# times caught||Last catch|
|louis vuitton||5||12-01-2013 23:08|
|ex back||3||07-12-2012 12:36|
|anti wrinkle||1||07-11-2012 15:30|
I wasn’t using the site for anything productive. I wrote the site from scratch in about one week after just one week of having first tried PHP. The admin interface I implemented was rubbish, I didn’t put any effort in to it; it was just a means to an end. Adding new content was a pain in the ass, so I couldn’t force myself to do it.
I like doing things myself, reinventing the wheel, because I believe it’s the best way to learn. But having a site I never update because it’s difficult is just stupid. So I gave up and installed WordPress. I had everything up and running in about 2 hours! Hopefully now I can start writing more.
Here’s some highlights of the old site:
My beautiful, somewhat large, header.
I had a custom game overview site. WordPress is all about blogging, so there’s not really any easy way to add a game portfolio with download links, status, etc. But I can have categories and just pretend that a regular blog post is a game showcase.
Well that’s about it. I really hope to be posting more about what I do and think in the future. In fact, even though it’s late and fucking dumb, it will be my new year’s resolution!