Eric Hodel (drbrain) wrote,
Eric Hodel

Fucking Spammers

Today we got our very first spammer on 43 Things. A combination of a bad Regexp and 64K of text caused the pages referencing the entry to timeout, taking parts of our site down for up to an hour and 15 minutes.

Strangely enough, gdb came to the rescue, indicating the offensive text on the stack while Ruby was off in GC mark/sweep land.

  • (no subject)

    I dreamed I was in a grocery store with my mom reading Seattle Weekly from sometime late at night until 11AM. The Seattle Weekly had an article about…

  • Free Microwave! (and stuff)

    I have a convection oven microwave (this means you could bake a cake in a metal pan in it) I'd like to get rid of. If you or anyone you know would…

  • Tools!

    Today I used several of my tools. My new Collector Vehicle plate arrived, so I retired the 948-MPC plates to my closet and attached the new plate.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.