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January 2, 2007

Just what is anyway?

I noticed in my webalizer statistics that has been in the top 10 websites by usage for many months. And that's pretty odd, since those spots are usually held by search engines (usually Google) or proxy caches (usually AOL). Anything not a search engine has to be a little suspicous. Why would an ordinary user hit our site thousands of times in a month, or transfer tens of megabytes of data?

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January 4, 2007

What's up at Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base?

I also checked out Their DNS wasn't screwed up, but why is Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base a top ten web site by usage?

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Hotlink investigation

My initial research into hotlinking on our web site has produced mixed results. A lot of the hotlinking is back to our logo or banner images, so we want to keep that. But a couple of web sites are posting our text content and hotlinking our images.

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January 5, 2007

Email Newsletter Software

I just posted comment over at ProBlogger, Darren's looking for an email newsletter service. We use Ezine Director and have been happy with it. There's lots of other suggestions in the comments to Darren's post. I'm curious to see what service he picks.

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January 17, 2007


My first is a series of posts about AdSense. Our experience with AdSense, lessons learned, and tips for your own website or blog.

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January 21, 2007

CentOS 4.4 Installation

I finally decided to make some use out of an old 400 mHz Celeron PC that I had lying around gathering dust. I thought I'd install Linux and create a little system for analysing web logs and perhaps testing out some scripts and other programs before using them on our main server.

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January 22, 2007

Microsoft Rant

After my great experience installing CentOS, I thought I'd share my horrible experience with installing Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. Actually this involved an install of Visual Studio, of which Visual Basic is only one part.

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January 23, 2007

Analysing Apache log files - Part 1

After getting my CentOS server up and running it's time to load up my Apache access log files. To do this I needed a perl script to load the data. And some SQL queries to answer some questions like who's hotlinking our images or hogging our bandwidth.

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