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Comments and Grazr Scrollbars

January 10, 2007

I apologize if anyone has tried commenting in the past week or so. We got assaulted by comment spam recently (amounting almost to a complete DOS attack even with Akismet) so I'd put in some countermeasures to try and stop it. Unfortunately some of them were a little *too* restricted so they we're turning away legitimate comments.

Danny Espinoza president of Mesa Dynamics, creators of the Amnesty Generator tool, alerted me to both the comment problem and some pointers to the scrollbar issues I was running into with the "dashboardized" Grazr. (Thanks!)

The solution, I found, had to do with the fact that Apple Dashboard aggressively caches it's resources so my edits weren't being reflected in the widget. Clearing the dashboard cache allowed me to fix the problem. When I get a chance, I'm going to make some alterations to the base code to make it work better with their tool.