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Stopping Pivot Account Malfeasants ::: SPAM

I have been running Pivot for my VAXman's Musings Soapbox blogging site for about a year and a half. It has been working very well for me; however, one of the things that has been most annoying about Pivot is its lack of any functional mechanisms to keep the SPAMmers from registering for accounts. Several other software packages used on the sites that I run and or maintain have had hooks into the StopForumSpam database site. The StopForumSpam site functions as a rather effective blocker of SPAMmer account registrations. Until now, however, there have been no plugins or extensions available for Pivot to perform this same function. (read all 1324 words.)


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Rocketry Video utilizing a Strap-on Camera Mount

Amateur rocketry is great fun! 5-4-3-2-1 Launch! The motor ignites, the rocket accelerates upward toward the sky and it's soon well out of sight hundreds, if not thousands, of feet into the air. For a great many rocketry enthusiasts, this would be enough; however, I soon found myself pining to see what I could not — the view from the rocket's point of view. I found numerous on-board rocketry videos on YouTube made by other amateur rocketeers which prompted me to want to try my hand at doing the same. If you too should have an interest in video documentation of your own amateur rocket's flights, read on. (read all 1223 words.)


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