August 20, 2015

Cockpit error?

I just got spammed for the first time in a few years, and deleted the spams. But I think I may have loused up and deleted a legitimate comment from someone. If so, I apologize and request you post it again.

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August 04, 2015

Chooser version 63


Added 43 images from Absolute Duo. Total is now 5528.

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July 27, 2015

Referrer spam

My server (on which USS Clueless can be found) has always attracted a lot of referrer spam, though it's gotten steadily worse as the years have gone by. I think more than half my total traffic is referrer spam, or attempts to break into my security.

Those latter are weird; there will be several hundred attempts by the same IP to access various files that don't exist on my system. I assume that they're file paths which would exist if I was running WordPress or Movable Type or some other kind of site management system, but in fact my stuff is really rather vanilla and none of those files are there.

The referrer spam is more annoying. Some page of mine will be accessed three times in quick succession from the same IP and ostensibly with the same referrer. If I check (usually I don't) they're usually porn sites in Cyrillic. Lately it's been a new trick: the referrer is from a URL shortener.

In the last couple of weeks, though, it's been something entirely new. The Jehovah's Witnesses have been spamming me. For a while the bogus referrer was to the Wikipedia article on "Jehovah". But today it was for the home page of the church.

Referrer spam is a form of SEO, and the Googlebot stopped paying attention to it years ago. Indeed, some kinds of referrer spam actually reduce your rating and move you even further away from Page 1.

Anyway, I can't think of any reason why the Jehovah's Witnesses would care about SEO. About the only thing I can come up with is that this is some zealous member of the church, doing it on his own for the good of everyone's souls, or something.

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June 28, 2015

Chooser version 62

Added 82 more images from Nanoha Vivid for a total of 234.
Added 185 images from To Love-ru.

Total number of images is now 5485.

I'm not going to plunder Motto To Love-ru or To Love-ru Darkness. The art style drifted a lot and they don't look as good.

UPDATE: It's a different director and a different studio for the second and third series. No wonder they don't look the same.

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June 20, 2015

Blade and Soul, the plundering


My memory of Blade and Soul was that it was dreadful, but also loaded with gratuitous fan service. In particular the gun-wielding assassin gainaxed the entire time she was on screen.

So it would seem like a natural for plundering for the top rotation. However, y'all have interesting tastes and, for instance, let me know you didn't want me to plunder Queen's Blade.

So how do you feel about this particular show? Worth it? or kryptonite?


Reason I ask is that a full BD rip just came by and I got it.

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May 22, 2015

Chooser version 61


Added 85 grabs from Shinmai Maou no Testament. Total is now 5218.

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May 20, 2015

Chooser version 60

Added 152 images from Nanoha Vivid. Total is now 5133.

By the way, a couple of times today when I've tried to load this site using IE 11, Chooser hasn't loaded. That could be because of the most recent Flash update (which I installed yesterday) and it could be because Pixy is messing around with the code. Either way, it isn't my fault and I don't know how to fix it.

 UPDATE: In the first seven episodes of Vivid, I think these are my favorite images:


This is Rio kicking Sein into the next county after Sein sneaked up and groped Rio's chest.


After a day of team fighting, the four lolis are too sore to move.


It's nice to see Hayate's family again.

One of the reasons I like this series so much is that it's placed 4 years after Strikers, and it's like visiting old friends. I also like the fact that it gives me a chance to see how much everyone has changed, and in what way.

Lutecia unquestionably has changed more than anyone else, and it's wonderful. Through most of StrikerS she spoke nearly in a monotone and seemed to be depressed all the time. At the very end she started coming out of her shell. In Vivid she's a genki-girl and obviously very, very happy and outgoing. It's wonderful to see.

Caro is continuing her study of magic and has learned how to do teleports. Agito and Rein have grown to normal size -- a huge surprise. Better, they get along now. Agito isn't baiting Rein any more.

Nanoha really has become the mama. She obviously is a very good one. Vivio is happy, healthy, strong, well behaved, friendly and outgoing, and it's apparent that Nanoha loves Vivio more than life itself. (I mean that literally. At the end of StrikerS Nanoha risked her life to save Vivio, and Vivio knows it.)

It's nice to see that Teanna is no longer driven. She had something to prove and it was warping her. Well, she's proved it now. She's become a shitsumukan, which was her goal, and that is no longer haunting her.

I'm really glad that Nove is a major character. She's a lot of fun, and I expect good things from her.

UPDATE: Whatever the problem is with flash and IE 11, it isn't Pixy's fault. I've been having problems with loading flashes on other sites not related to So it's an issue in the most recent update to Flash from Adobe.

UPDATE: I went to the Adobe site and downloaded an even newer Flash update, and now I don't seem to be having problems.

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April 22, 2015

Chooser version 59

Added another 30 images from Nanatsu no Taizai, and 185 images from Dog Days 3. Total number of images is now 4981.


I love the look on Sharl's face in this grab!

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March 27, 2015

server issues

We're having intermittent server issues this morning. I'm sure everything will get back to normal soon; please be patient.

UPDATE: All better now!

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March 14, 2015

Dear Wonderduck

I think I landed on your blacklist somehow. My comments on your site aren't showing up any more. One of them said it was going into a moderation queue (could you check) but now they don't say anything at all; they just vanish.

I'd appreciate if you could look into it. Thank you.

UPDATE: I think it's possible I got automatically blacklisted for making too many comments in one day.

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