"...your visitor will have a limited amount of time (specified by you) to fill in the form and send it. And if a spammer tries to post information to your form processor remotely they’re going to hit a big fat roadblock."
Matt's SXSW talk has lessons from 11 years of moderating a large online community. Quick summary: get the community to help, find patterns that lead to good/bad behavior, build tools around those patterns, find awesome moderators.
This is even better than the Chrome extension: "If you don't like a site that appears in your search results, you can block all the pages within that site. Then you won't see any of those pages when you're signed in and searching on Google."
"I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant." heh, Umberto Eco weighed in on the Mac vs. PC war in 1994 by comparing the organization of operating systems with the organization of religions.
Matt Thompson discusses some ways Jessamyn approaches moderation at MetaFilter. This is great: "Let me model some good behavior for you. That person said something really s---y. I’m just going to ignore it. Watch me."
"...when you host your nameplate site (and blog) on a domain you control, it doesn't change, you never lose Google juice, and there's never a question about the canonical web page which identifies you." Gina is right!
"Wow, the new algorithm yielded far superior results." Great to see Google responding to complaints about content farms with substantive changes. Sounds like their latest tweaks have demoted sites that are simply copies of original sources.
"The truth is that individual health insurance is not easy to get." I second this. When I was a young, single, childless freelance developer I also found that insurance was difficult to get. I can't imagine what it would be like now that I'm older with a family. I'm lucky to have an awesome employer who provides insurance but we should fix this problem. [via rafe]
"As we mature as developers, finding logic errors and incomplete solutions becomes our way of life. It defines us. But our engineering strength is also our social weakness." uhoh, I'm guilty of this sometimes. [via mathowie]
"...none other than Corvallis stands out as the top city in the country for innovation — after you account for its size. New York is merely average." Some theoretical physicists are looking at new ways to measure the creative output of cities.