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Stating the obvious here, but this site's a bit dead and has been for years. You see, I first started this whole website-owning business 20 years ago (!) in the ages of dial-up internet, Geocities and Internet Explorer 4. I was a teenager, still at school with no real responsibilities and I had time for it to became my full-time hobby/obsession.

Problem is, now I have a Real Job, a family and actual adult responsibilities, so I don't have time to do casual internet hobby stuff now.

I won't be updating this site regularly any longer (who are we kidding, I haven't done so for at least 8 years...) nor will I ever be doing any sort of blogging again - I'm not, nor do I ever want to be, any sort of influencer or blogger.

I've removed a lot of the frankly embarrassing "content" posted over the years and will be archiving any useful articles I once wrote (if any?) and keeping them around if needed. Any coding I feel like sharing will be on GitHub (including my old scripts) but otherwise this'll be a static site for my development work from now on.

If you're still interested in following my general life updates then the best place is probably Instagram (@amelierosalyn), though be warned - I'm not very active.

Akismet for Guestblock

I'm not sure if anyone else has done this or not, but since my Guestblock started getting ridiculously spammed yesterday (I've only had it about 2 weeks!), I decided to do something about it. The built-in spam protection wasn't working, and blocking IP addresses is about as useful as telling those spammers how naughty they are for leaving their messages all over your site. Tut.

Sooo. After successfully implementing Akismet into my CMS a while ago, I wondered whether I'd be able to do the same for Guestblock (the main site is kind of dead right now). Lo and behold, I have successfully done it.

If anyone is interested in the modification for their guestblocks, let me know. Please note that in order to use the Akismet anti-spam system you must have an account at