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barbie (2653)

barbie
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http://barbie.missbarbell.co.uk/

Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.

If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness ;)

Links:
Memoirs of a Roadie [missbarbell.co.uk]
[pm.org]
CPAN Testers Reports [cpantesters.org]
YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org]
QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org]

Journal of barbie (2653)

Sunday February 03, 2002
07:08 PM

Spam & Majordomo

[ #2626 ]

Birmingham.pm has been suffering from those infernal spam attacks of late. So I decided, as several of the list use routing addresses, I would try and stop the spam hitting the list via some simple regexs. Simple I thought.

"Ha", cried Majordomo, "Your Regexs are wrong. Begone and learning to write them properly."

"Hmmmmm.", I thought. "But surely 'html' is a valid regex?"

"No, no and thrice no!" said Majordomo, "Do it properly or not at all".

I am now very perplexed. When is a regex not a regex? It seems Majordomo has an entirely different concept to regexs than everyone else. Or maybe it just doesn't like me :(

So now I'm going to have to resort to banning routing addresses, which I'm not best pleased with as I use one too :(

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