Why Testing Everything is Important

So this blog is being targeted by spammers to advertise their products. I don't get a lot of comments, so I made the default ACL "Readers" to stop the spam overnight and moved on to the next thing on my Agenda.

I did not bother to test the blog by creating a comment because I knew it would work.  Until it didn't.

Moral of the story: Make changes and test them, or as a customer told me on my first week as a consultant:

Don't expect it if you don't inspect it.

Still good advice today.

Below is what I saw this morning.

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Jon Stewart on Obama Spam and Social Media


This is a pretty funny skit. Jon talks about Social Media and email spam. I don't want to spoil the fun, but here are a few excerpts:

A picture named M2 "The ones from Barack Obama have the subject line "Hey"...you don't need to address anyone as "Hey" to be cool. You're the President, that's pretty f---ing cool!  You don't need to resort to the sort of fake familiarity that spammers use ...

Second, everytime I open those super casual bro-mails, the message is always the same "Give me money".  EVERYTIME! It's like you don't really value our make-believe friendship!

Then there is "Can We meet for Dinner?". Sure! Then, a few days later, "I'm bringing Michelle"...

View the entire skit here:

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