If you have an extra invite to share – fremonttech gmail com
Weather providing – I hope to get out there and do a shoot this year but I will only submit a few – not to many.
If you buy one email me and I will send you the rest of the shoot for free.
Here is a teaser from a few years ago. Its a very poor quality photo taken before I got my pro gear.
I have a set of photos of a kitty – 20 photos in all. Can I just upload the photo shoot as one item? I tried to upload a zip of all photos, but that didn’t work.
I foresee a problem in the fact one can “own” the front page of PhotoDune. For example, there is a hot air balloon show this weekend. I could fill the front page of PhotoDune for weeks on end with hundreds or even thousands of high quality, unique photos. (model / location release – no problem)
I believe it would be best for everyone if we where able (optional or not) to group photos together in a zip file. If a member purchases the group of photos – personally I don’t care what photo they use or how many of the different photos are used. Again, personally, I don’t even see a need to increase the cost of the group of photos as they will all be conveying the same “idea” / “emotion” / “intention” – just different compositions.
A perfect photo can happen in a “flash” unlike Coding, Themes, or Tutorials, which take significantly longer to produce.
Just my thoughts. Bradley
I am looking for a few beta testers for my latest script – an in-depth website / server monitor.
I need testers that either have or admin multiple websites (preferably on different/multiple servers). Testers should have [free/unlimited] text messaging as the script sends out SMS text messages. SMS Texting can be turned off, but I need you to make sure it works.
The script runs on *nix and windows though some of the bonus features only work in *nix boxes.
There are dozens of features and a boat load of functionality. I need to make sure there are no bugs and to make sure my documentation is clear and understandable.
Send me an email via my profile if you want to test this script.
Thank you for posting this. I was starting to feel like the only “old guy” here. My first real computer was a Commodore 32 and have been in love with computers ever since.
I too remember back when …
... there where no images on the net.
... I watched the birth of Google.
... being a WebMaster was a prestigious title.
... using CSS made you elite!
... I would get pissed for someone calling the home phone and kicking me off line while in the middle of a mp3 download – which would then be corrupt and “resuming” was not an option.
... “only hackers use linux”
... Windows came on floppy disks.
... hard drives where measured in megabytes.
... You could “NEVER” fill a 1 gigabyte hard drive – which only the gov could afford.
... 1.44 floppies where SOOooo much better than the 5.5 because of the hard protective case.
... backups where done via Tape
... SEO consisted of telling your friends to check out your website.
... domain names where $100 a year each.
... being an AOL member was cool
... the internet could not possibly get any cooler!
The last time I used it, I had 3 valid emails hit the trash in one week – which is when I decided to find an alternative.
If you have c-panel its pretty easy to setup filters. So if an email contains a certain work it will be deleted. Its good for getting rid of those “lil’ night time helper” spam as well as the spam with “brand-name” watches. You just have to be careful of what white list/black list words you choose as the filters are not afraid to delete valid emails
If spam is a problem I really do recommend using Google Mail Apps its free up to 10 email addresses. Up until two weeks ago it use to be 50 email addresses.
It didn’t work because Envato wont let me use certain html entities – which is a drawback of that method.
Lets try this:
Anyways, SpamAssassin is pretty good. I had one to many valid emails hit the spam box so make sure you check in on it every once in a while.
Thats the other problem with the inverted flip – not all websites support it.
That technique can still be parsed by a bot. Fact is, there’s not much we can do to protect against spam. One way i have found works like a champ (but its not very professional) I invert and flip my email address as such
you and I can read it, but bots are clueless because it does not following email address conventions as far as a bot can tell. A bot sees it as something@something without a TLD suffix. Its fall backs are the fact that some people have to stand on their head to read it and it is worthless for copy and paste – however, it is bot proof – for now.
Another attempt is to write it all out – but some less educated people still don’t get it your-nameatdomain-namedotcom. bots see that just as you and I do – one long nasty word. I don’t recall seeing any “wild” bots setup to find this type of address unless it is a direct attach in which-case, your SOL anyways
It appears that your website delivers to a diverse range of people. Your best bet is to leave the email address visible with the @ symbol and get some sort of spam filter for your email account(s).
My email address is visible on my website but I use Google Mail Apps for my email so it really don’t matter if spam bots hit me or not as I never see it anyways – it goes right in the trash. In the last 5 years, I’ve only had two emails sent to trash that were not spam. At the same time, I’ve probably only seen a couple dozen emails that where spam but did not get filtered. I also put my phone number on the website as most people would rather call me that send an email anyways.
So its about finding your target audience and a delicate balance of what they expect and how you can deliver without putting your email in direct line of spam bots.
No worries! Glad to help.
You might want to reconsider the webmaster email address though. Most of the spam bots I’ve reverse engineered have had a default list of user names to send spam to: admin, root, webmaster, test, demo, and asdf, to name a few.
Also, your contact page has another email address the spam bots are going to use.
You might want to consider Postini or even piping your email through Gmail or Google Mail (apps). Any of the three are excellent at deleting spam. If you have less than 10 email addresses Google Mail Apps is free and easy to setup!