How to find out people who are spamming you

Step 1-

We assume you have Gmail. If you dont have Gmail, you deserve the Spam

You click -show original on the drop down in the spammy message


you see a lot of mumbo jumbo

(or you just pick the IP addresses from comment spam)

Step 2-

You pick the IP addresses from the mumbo jumbo above (called headers )

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer networkthat uses the Internet Protocol for communication.[1] An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and locationaddressing

Step 3-

You find out who has that IP address using arin


Step 4-

You put those IP addresses in your firewall for your computer

(or if you have a self-hosted blog using Website cpanel ip deny)

Step 5-


Communicate to that IP Address using IRC

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a protocol for real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing.[1] It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels,[2] but also allows one-to-one communication via private message[3] as well as chat and data transfer,[4] including file sharing.[5]

or use HOIC to test your own firewall better before people  spam  you or


Tips to Play Farmville Really Well

Here are some tips to play Farmville really well-

1) Keep your Farmville friends in a seperate friend list  by creating a list at

This ensures friendship , work and Farmville dont mess around with each other. You also dont need a lot of friends in Farmville (max 40 actives) unlike Mafia Wars

2) Register at to get free or double rewards by doing the same work. These rewards can be redeemed in-game

3) Set a time as well as money budget. Like $10 per month and 1 hour on weekends with 15 minutes on weekdays with max 3-4 logins.

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Zen and the art of applying T tests to Spam Data

Decisionstats traffic seemed up mmm but Spam is way way up

Whos spamming my dear bloggie


is it the russians doing a link spam. unlikely they dont bot against Akismet that much (as they fail)

And Captcha can be failed by python (apparently. sigh)

Is there a co relation of certain tags of posts, and count of spam- hoping to distort say blogs’s search engine rankings for SAS WPS Lawsuit in Google or jet ski across  pacific in Google.

Sigh- an old retired outlaw black hat is never kept in peace. Try doing a blog search for R in Google- Revo  is now down to number 7 (which is hmm given Google Instant)

Of course I think too much about SEO, but I dont run CPC ads- I made much more money when traffic is low – say 5-10 small businesses needing to forecast their sales .

and enjoy your Thanksgiving. Remember the Indians bring the Turkeys.


Who was that? Blog Comments

If someone has been spamming you with dumb comments here is a method to find who they are without even having advanced analytics knowledge.

This assumes you use WordPress Blogs.

See the screenshot of comment to get the IP Address.

It appears below each comment as a number like or see below- the place for the Mouse Pointer

From Wikipedia

“A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there.”

Take the number and search it here

Thats the American Registry for Internet Numbers.

or Search it here.

Now that you know your friendly spammer is what do you do next

Forgive them

Tis the season of Joy.