Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Webots, Uvama, And You

I finally made the list of places of where robot like web nuisances like to visit, and annoy.  To be a little clearer, a few months ago I started getting  benign anonymous comments about most any posting I made.  The comments  are generic, obtuse, always pleasantly written without regard for syntax, do not mention the content of the post at all, and always have an attached link.  The link, is the purpose of the sending the little robot off to deliver the comments, and I am sure, will lead the person that clicks on it to a world of computer hurt.  In the example below, the link resided in the words "electronic cigarette".  Don't worry, I removed it.  Whew.

"Thanks for the good writeup. It actually used to be a leisure account it.
Look complicated to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?Feel free to surf my weblog Electronic Cigarette."


One way to thwart these robot like programs is to activate the word verification function pictured above.  In the past, I have used it, but turned it off since I felt it may be too much of a nuisance for people to endure.

Cripes, what does this say about my audience?

Anyway, it's back up and running now, so if you are leaving a comment, just play along. Comments from real folks are far better than the little notes from webots that I've been receiving.

Unless, they remember my birthday, then I may reconsider that statement.

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