Navel Gazing


So I was having one of my usual encounters with discorporation and dismemberment over trivial affairs that offer me no satisfaction whatsoever… And I got to thinking about how this reflects upon the extrapolated idea of AIs [within the GitS world] as primarily being “sexed” as female due to their function as subservient entities. Strange how such ideas don’t seem to hold much weight when the only thing keeping one going, persistent after hundreds of failures, at a task that is inherently unenjoyable, fruitless, and futile, is a set of social conventions. What was that about subservience again?

On another note, I’ve been getting a lot of spam lately. That is, a lot of spam [for me]. I estimate I received about 100 or so spam messages in the first three months of this blog. Lately I’ve been seeing about 10 every time I log in to check on the site, and am already up to 250 total spam caught within the past week. I’m wondering whether this is at all related to this trackback I received from “Anime Planet” on my GitS: Girls and Dolls post. I checked out “Anime Planet” and it certainly looks like a spam outpost, but I saw that Shamus greenlit their trackback to his post here.

3 Responses

  1. Wow. You know, I have no idea how I missed that. The last thing I want to do is to help these parasites get any sort of rise in the Google ranks. I’m going to delete the comment.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

  2. Alright, since you seem to agree it’s a spam site I went ahead and deleted their trackback as well. Have you noticed an increase in spam in the past few days?

  3. Yes I have. For me it started at the beginning of the weekend. The patterns has changed as well: The Chinese spam I’ve been getting has stopped, and I’m getting some different spam comments. Either there is a new spammer in town, or an old spammer just upgraded his spamware. I had a dozen or so get through the filters and post live comments, and had to delete them manually.

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