Clever title here(Site facelift)

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
chanel 25 14-01-2013 01:33
payday 13 15-01-2013 09:26
viagra 13 17-01-2013 00:36
cialis 7 12-12-2012 15:24
louis vuitton 5 12-01-2013 23:08
levitra 4 12-12-2012 09:32
ex back 3 07-12-2012 12:36
ceftin 3 22-11-2012 22:42
propecia 3 07-11-2012 05:55
northface 2 11-11-2012 08:04
escort 2 06-11-2012 00:13
girlgetsring 1 17-11-2012 10:47
anti wrinkle 1 07-11-2012 15:30
http://ggrsite.com 1 11-11-2012 10:25
amoxil 1 07-01-2013 14:21
nolvadex 1 11-01-2013 02:55
gucci 1 15-01-2013 20:43
zoloft 1 15-01-2013 20:43
http://www.rmtest.com 1 15-01-2013 20:44
http://cufikiro.hotbox.ru 1 02-11-2012 17:36
zithromax 1 01-11-2012 09:36
arthritis 1 29-10-2012 12:17

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:

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My beautiful, somewhat large, header.

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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.

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This is my own image scroller thing, written in javascript. I really fucking hate writing javascript, but I love the opportunities it opens up for making dynamic content on websites. Here’s a link to the code.

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!

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