Stupid Spammer sends me his Spamtext-Generator Input

Hello, today I received multiple Spam comments in my WordPress blog. One of them is interesting, because due to an error on his side, the stupid spammer sent me a long, long text of what seems to be the input to his Spam-Text-Generator. So just in case you want to write a Spam-Detector, here is the input you need – at least for this particular sort of spam (long, sorry). If you are not a programmer, in order to read and understand this “text”, consider all parts between braces “{” and “}” as different choices that the text generator will have, all separated by “|”. This is a typical formal syntax description technique in computer science, nothing special, more or less. Have a SPAM free day! Best regards, Thomas

{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more
than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

Self-Referencing SPAM

Today I got a spam post, that was referencing spam. It read

Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks?

So let me answer on this: Yes my dear, from people and spam-bots (programs that create spam and thus behave like spamming robots, thus called spam-bots) like you!

If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?

As you know by having commented on my blog, I have a plugin that should protect me, but  it does not (good enough), as we can see by your spam entering nonetheless.

I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

No. Instead I wish you tons, tons, tons of spam! All the best, Thomas

P.s.: If you are a spammer, feel free to comment below… <sigh>

Why do we type passwords twice?

Sometimes we stumble upon websites that ask us to enter our information twice. Some even try to disable the ability to copy and paste the information from one field to the other.

Any idea, why this input method was invented?

It was invented, because it helps to find typing errors, especially in fields like password entering fields, that do not show which characters you typed, but instead show dots or just plain nothing.

It was not invented to torture the customer, but to help her. Now look at this field:

Bildschirmfoto 2014-07-25 um 15.23.54It asks you to retype the
email, not the password.


Because the password is probably sent to us by email anyhow. And if the email is wrong, then the password can not be sent to the customer.

Now I wonder: Is that a

  • clever idea
  • fail
  • nerdy solution

to the problem, that either the email or the password could have been mistyped? What do you think?

1000+ Downloads on our Android Apps

Teltow, 30.5.2014

Today we can celebrate the 1000th download of one of our Android Apps since we started publishing Android Apps.

According to the Google reports we get from Google Play Store, we started two years ago, on the 20.6.2012 with our first download, we reached the 500th download on 11.11.2013 and the 1000th today, the 30.5.2014. We have sold 23 paid apps, 1001 apps are reported as “downloaded” and about a fifth of them, 212 are still installed.

I have no idea how Google knows, if an app is still installed on the phone of our customers, they probably get a notification when an app is installed or deleted.

Btw.: The “installed” number is not available by Apple for their apps, so Apple knows less about their customers than Google does.

iPhone 4S lost

We lost our iPhone 4S with the serial number DNPGG66JDTC0 and the identifier 77cb2e740d127b13b9e216586d79db87d427b03d. No idea if it was stolen or if we just lost it.

Unfortunately, the “Find my iPhone” did not work – which to me is an indication that the finder switched the phone off. Do not try to sell, buy or use this phone, apple and O2 are informed that this phone is lost / stolen.

If you find this phone, return it to us, please. You will be rewarded.


Typical Game Texts

Why not build a List of typical game button Text translations. Unfortunately, if there are multiple options, you never know which one is the right one.

Mail / comment if you have additions or translations.

English Deutsch
1.) New Game Neues Spiel
2.) Reset Score Spielstand zurücksetzen
3.) Pause Pause
4.) High Score Höchststand / Spielstand
High Scores Höchststände / Spielstände
5.) Settings Einstellungen
6.) Jump Springen
7.) Run Laufen
8.) Fire Feuern
9.) Look Gucken
10.) Duck Ducken
11.) Cover Verstecken
12.) Crawl / Sneak Kriechen / Schleichen