Due to the Akismet advisory that was released today I had to disabled it. I installed SpamKarma2 as a replacement spam-filter (until akismet is fixed).

So far I’m really impressed by SpamKarma2. Installation is a breeze (unzip, done) and it already caugt a fair number of spams without blocking any legitimate comments. It also includes captcha‘s when it isn’t certain about a comment and checks if people actually visited the comment page and how long then spent there before submitting.

You can even see how much spam was eaten at the bottom of the blog, at the time of writing this post it’s at 13 🙂

Update: Akismet fixed, and re-enabled, now working besides SpamKarma2

Power management in Linux

Intel released Linux PowerTop, a tool to monitor power-usage. It still won’t display anything on my core2duo mobile board (in a server), but I think that’s because I’m still missing some required kernel options (still running 2.6.18). They also have a long list of tips and patches to limit power-usage. A recommended read for all laptop-users using linux on laptops.