The number of comments on my polynomial regression online calculator
has reached a point where the comments were more of the page than the other content. I had written a new comment system for my CRC site
but had not yet moved the polynomial site to use it. This afternoon I made that change. There was a fair bit of work to convert the old comments, which had the character translations built into the stored comments. The new system does the conversion at display time rather than post, so those changes needed to be reversed. The comments are much more compressed.
Since I was doing updates, I decided to also make a couple small changes. I allowed the precision of calculations to be specified. This allows users needing higher precision the ability to set it. The server for DrQue.net has plenty of processing power which is hardly used by the existing site. So allowing the higher precision should not be an issue.
Our comment section on both the polynomial regression page as well as my main site have both had SPAM from educational institutions in south Asia, mainly India. The comments say something extremely generic like "What a great article" and then link to the site. I have been deleting these comments because they are simply SPAM. My guess is they are just looking to get ranked higher by search engines by having their sites linked from other sites, and the useless comments are an easy way to make this happen. I plan to remove the comments as well as forbid robots from loading the comments. This should prevent search engines from including the comments and thus not allowing spammers to promote themselves.
Pictured is Maya in front of a whole-made thongophone
in a cement silo. This is played with old flip-flop shoes
and the tall cement silo makes a good resonance chamber. It was a lot of fun.