Audio fun

I stumbled across the following YouTube “movie”. Go find your headphones and plug them in. Pay attention to which is left and which is right. I didn’t at first :P. And then just listen.
Now when you’ve finished, was the door behind or in front of you? Because for me it was back no matter if my headphones were reversed or not. Wouldn’t know why my brain prefers doors at the back, since they used right and left microphone it shouldn’t be posible to sense the difference between front and back.
The one with matches is an analogue.

Fighting spammers

I’ve had several (about twenty I believe) spam comments lately. WordPress doesn’t show comments with more than two links (I have it configured so) but it is rather boring to moderate them.
So this is why comment form has an additional control field. It shouldn’t be too difficult to understand what you need to write if you can understand posts in the blog (why else would you read it anyway).
If there’s someone interested in how I did it then you can leave a comment and I can give you instructions but bear in mind that I’m php novice so it might not be the best and most secure way.
So far I believe I’ve already managed to block one fake comment. Why do I think so? Because I checked my server log and someone has accessed the php page that posts comments but not the page where you can write a comment or any other page. And it didn’t go through since there are no comments in the moderation queue.
Oh, I really should write more in English since while over-reading this post I found three grammar mistakes to correct.
Feel free to post a comment on either of the topics (my grammar or stopping spam), this blog doesn’t get comments often as you might have realised.


I took a two-question test. It tells you which enneagram number you are and quite accurately I should add.
You can take seriously most of the following about fives:

“I need to understand the world”
Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Be independent, not clingy.
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
  • don’t come on like a bulldozer.
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people’s loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.

What I Like About Being a Five

  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis

What’s Hard About Being a Five

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • being pressured to be with people when I don’t want to be
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

Fives as Children Often

  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • have a few special friends rather than many
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

Fives as Parents

  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions