The Tragedy of Blogging

Like most blogs, this blog gets a lot of spam, most of which gets caught by the spam filter, but not all. Some of it I have to go through manually. Sadly, I have come to learn that if a message says something like “great job”, it’s spam with probability 1. Probably the next generation of spambots will say “Completely wrong, you idiot!” and compare you to Hitler for greater verisimilitude.

Combined with the revelation that I accidentally turned down the Clay Prize, it’s been a discouraging day for this blogger.