February 24, 2014 archive

TypePad To Start Using Akismet To Fight Blog Comment Spam

Yes! The folks at TypePad announced today they going to start using Akismet to fight blog comment spam! As a user of TypePad since 2005-ish, I've long been frustrated with how poorly TypePad's anti-comment-spam mechanisms have worked and have written about that, although granted that particular incident was now 3.5 yrs ago and things have improved a bit in that I'm not seeing quite as much spam. However, I've also turned on full moderation on the couple of remaining blogs I still have on TypePad.

All my new blogs and other sites are over on WordPress where I've been very happy with the anti-spam services that I get from Akismet. (And some day I'd like to move this blog and Disruptive Telephony over to WordPress, too - if only I can carve out the considerable time that will be involved with the move.)

I'm pleased to see TypePad moving this way. It may not be enough to get me to stop using full moderation on my articles... but hopefully it should mean fewer spam comments to look at in the admin interface.

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TDYR #110 – The Power Of Hacker News And Reddit To Drive Attention To Your Content

Today I reflect on the power of sites like Hacker News and Reddit to drive a large amount of attention to an article or other piece of content. I discovered today that a post I wrote last week: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140219_anyone_who_still_thinks_ipv6_wont_happen_isnt_watching_measurems/ wound up on both HN and Reddit and subsequently has jumped to receive a high number of views: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7291236 http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1yssvn/anyone_who_still_thinks_ipv6_wont_happen_clearly/

3 Sessions About Securing BGP At IETF89 Next Week

BGPNext week at IETF 89 in London there will be a good bit of discussion around the security and resilience of the Internet’s routing infrastructure.  Given our interest in securing BGP, members of our team will be attending the SIDR, GROW and IDR Working Groups next week and engaging in other routing discussions as well.

My colleague Andrei Robachevsky wrote about routing as part of the IETF 89 “Rough Guide” today and explained some of the activities that will be happening during the week.  I’d encourage you to read his post as he goes into some detail about the different drafts that are being considered by the three working groups.

Relevant Working Groups

SIDR (Secure Inter-Domain Routing)
Tuesday, March 4, 0900-1130 UTC, Balmoral Room
WG Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/89/agenda/sidr/
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/sidr/
Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/sidr/charter/

GROW (Global Routing Operations)
Tuesday, March 4, 1300-1400 UTC, Blenheim Room
WG Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/89/agenda/grow/ (not yet available)
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/grow/
Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/grow/charter/

IDR (Inter-Domain Routing Working Group)
Thursday, March 6, 1300-1500 UTC, Blenheim Room
WG Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/89/agenda/idr
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/idr/
Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/idr/charter/

Remote Participation

You don’t have to be in London to participate in the meetings of IETF 89. You can also:

  • Listen to live audio streams.
  • Participate in Jabber chat rooms to ask questions.
  • Download the slides planned for each session.
  • Listen and watch “Meetecho” conferencing sessions that provide an integrated view of slides, audio, chat and video.

Information about how to participate can be found on the IETF 89 Remote Participation page.  Keep in mind that times for London are in UTC.

FIR #744 – 2/24/14 – For Immediate Release

Back to Skype; Quick news: Chevron gives free pizza after fracking explosion, Virgin Galactic looking for a PR agency, Groupon says its President's Day gaffe was a hoax, Sprinklr acquires Dachis; Ragan promo; News That Fits: CIPR survey says PR is at a crossroads, Michael Netzley's Asia Report, internal social media leads to more internal influencer mapping, Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop, listener comments, five tips from BuzzFeed on making content shareable, Dan York's Tech Report, last week on the FIR Podcast Network, the role of the idea carrier; music from Les Gordons; and more.