Saturday, April 07, 2007

Swooglebot Thnks My Site Is Anti-Semantic

Here comes the little toy bot from UMBC that's trying to figure out the semantic web and sure enough, my anti-semantic site booted the little fucker.

Here's the 411: [eb2.cs.UMBC.EDU.] "Swooglebot/2.0. (+"
Since my site is anti-semantic, does that make me an anti-semantite?


Nutch Goes to the Opera

OK, everyone knows I'm a big Nutch fan.

Everyone should also know the above statement is sarcasm laid on thick like peanut butter.

Anyway, back to the topic...

I saw this supposedly Nutch user agent in my logs today which is pretty slimy claiming to be MSIE, Opera, and Nutch all in the same UA.

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; en) Opera 8.01/Nutch-0.9 (;; mail@dev.null)
Whoever thought that was clever enough to slide under my radar was wrong as that word Nutch set off alarms and tossed your crawl into the online equivalent of the pit of despair.

Sorry, better luck next time.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Craigslooters Even Take Kitchen Sink.

If you missed this news item it bears repeating just because it's a cautionary tale about how some people are real lowlife scumbags.

Someone posted an ad on Craigslist for a location in Tacoma telling everyone to "Please help yourself to anything on the property." and they took it, literally took everything including the front door and the kitchen sink.

Who in the hell takes anything posted on Craigslist that seriously?

Obviously common sense flew out the window when the first person on the scene encountered a locked building and had to remedy that situation before they could start helping themselves to everything else, so I assume the door was the first to go.

Wonder what could happen if someone posted something like this for a local WalMart for the "2am giveaway, everything you can carry in 1 trip you can have!". Would people be that stupid to think WalMart was endorsing looting their own stores?

After what happened with the LA riots, anything is possible.

It's just another reason to weep for the future.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Porn spammers at it again

Don't know what porn spammers hope to gain from this, but they're adding a parameter to an actual URL on my site and cloaking this information to Google.

You may see requests like this in your log file:

Don't know what they're trying to game in Google, don't even give a shit, I'm just bouncing any request with "?ref=" in the URL to stop this nonsense cold.