Life

Record your life one second at a time

1 second everyday records one second of footage every day and then builds up a compilation video when you’ve got enough video. Google Plus did something similar with their auto awesome video of the year too but I guess this will let me squeeze in a whole lot more! I […]

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Who gets your data after death?

I have to admit that filling in the inactive account settings for my Google account gave me the shivers. There’s not much that would stop me logging into my Google account for more than 3 months. It would have to be one of the following: Trekking through a rainforest pursued […]

apache

Who's abusing your website?

I wanted to know what IP addresses were hitting my website. I’d done this before and it only took a moment or two to recreate the following commands. Still, here it is for future reference. grep -v “wp-content” access.log|grep -v wp-includes|cut -f 1 -d ” “|sort|uniq -c|sort -nr|less This code: […]

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Gooochi talks to /bc/123kah.php

This is weird, a huge number of POST requests started to hit the Shite Drivers website a few days ago. The requests came from lots of IP addresses and all requests went to the non existent /bc/123kah.php The payload was an array that looked like this: Array ( [showed] => […]

blogging

Skimming the web

The way I see it, there are three stages to web browsing: The web is new. You visit the blogs of friends and colleagues every day. You use Gmail or Yahoo mail and check in on your favourite sites a few times a day. It quickly becomes tiring visiting websites […]

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Tweaking nipples causes pain

Damien has a knack for really pissing off people. Of course, the people in question, Ace Internet Marketing (nofollow condom applied) stole his content for their own site and then got all stroppy when Damien called them up on it. Hahaha. This has happened to me more times than I […]

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How many visitors come from Google?

I use Google Analytics to track visitor numbers to my site as well as a custom written referrers package some of the early users of WordPress.com may remember. That only records 7 days of data because of the data size so when I wanted to know how many visitors come […]

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Why you need the Adsense Competitive Ad Filter

While it didn’t invent search-triggered ads, Google figured out a far more efficient way of turning web-users into buyers. Rather than doling out premium space to the highest bidder, as its competitors did, Google used another algorithm to work out how relevant the ad text was to a given query […]

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Middle click your urls again in Firefox 2

One of the really useful features of Firefox in the past was the ability to click the middle mouse button anywhere on a browser page and have the URL in the clipboard load in that window. For some reason it stopped working some time back and I don’t know why. […]

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