Happy birthday, blog!

A brief announcement first, I enabled comments again, but I now need to approve them before they show up.

It's my blog's birthday! Blogthday? Blorthday? Bloggaversary? Either way, it's been one year since I first launched it and made the my first blog post here.

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Comments have been disabled

I disabled comments from guests and also disabled new user registrations because bigots found my website and started spewing vulgar and hateful stuff in the comments. Since I would prefer to spare people from having to look at that I disabled comments until i can find a good way to filter as much of it away as possible.

I'm eyeballing doing a Bayesian spam filter of some sort, along with a strict word filter that marks stuff for manual approval. Maybe I'll just add a manual approval requirement for all guest comments, and then also require manual approval for signups.

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A Q&A type deal

Ha ha, writing those articles I wanted to was a thing that decidedly did not happen, whoops! Thanks depression! I have a draft of an article about why CAPTCHAs are bad, but it'll probably take a solid while before I gather the spoons1 to actually getting around to finishing it.

So just to get something on here I thought I'd do a little q&a. Ask me some questions in the comments and I'll answer them. I got the idea when someone on fedi2 suggested more people should have a Curious Cat page. I wanted to make one, but it turns out you have sign in with a Twitter or Facebook account, and I do not want to give those hell conglomerates any more data than absolutely necessary, please and thank you.

Curious Cat signup page
Thanks, I hate it!

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Welcome to my blog!

Hi! Welcome to my blog. There isn't a whole lot of stuff here yet because I just launched it. I plan to change that. The first thing I'm gonna write about is probably going to be about the making of the blog. We'll see.

In the mean time, here's a quick tour of what it can do1.

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