July 22nd, 2014
A new-to-me anonymizing referrer appeared in the referrer logs today, AnonymZ.Com.
From the Web site:
To make a long story short: anonymz.com is a free and easy way to block the referrer when a visitor clicks a link on your homepage. It works with every browser as you do only have to add a http://anonymz.com/? in front of every outgoing http:// link. Use it as you want.
A note, this service does *not* block your IP Address, cookies or other information that may be logged when you visit a Web site, it only blocks the referrer of the site you may have clicked a link.
September 6th, 2012
Long time reader Harald shared his new Kobo Touch eReader with cleverhack.
Interestingly enough, the browser shows as Safari 1.3 in logs, which is an absurdly old Safari version.
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.0; en-us;) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 (Kobo Touch)
August 25th, 2012
I had no idea you could browse the Web on a Nook.
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; NOOK BNRV200 Build/ERD79 1.4.3) Apple WebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1
November 23rd, 2011
*ahem* Bing SERP today showed that my post was at the top 4 or so…
November 6th, 2011
Not yet pushed out the public, but now available if you know where to look, Firefox 8.0…
Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0
September 25th, 2011
I’ve had an iPhone since forever and I apparently forgot that the second cell phone I ever owned was a Kyocera but that was back in 2003 or so and I had to procure a certain phone because I was living in Vermont which had a limited cell infrastructure…I do remember the 2003 era Kyocera had this newfangled “text messaging” capability.
The one interesting factoid is that back when I was working in e-commerce, I used to sell Kyocera knives online. I haven’t thought of Kyocera phones until I saw this User Agent today.
IP Address 65.91.116.# (METRO PCS)
Operating System Unknown Unknown
Browser Default 126.96.36.199.561
KWC-Torino/ UP.Browser/188.8.131.52.561 (GUI) MMP/2.0
Resolution : 320 x 220
Color Depth : 16 bits
Not exactly a “smartphone”…
September 19th, 2011
Well, this visitor caught my eye earlier as the originating IP address is from the technology company Oracle but with a Googlebot user agent. Another clue that this is a spoofed user agent is that they came in off of a Google Search Engine referrer, as Googlebot doesn’t usually do that. Also, their browser had requested images off of my server (as browsers usually do) and Googlebot usually does not.
Why would someone spoof Googlebot? Aside from the amusing (and covert) aspects, some Web sites may serve different content to Googlebot — for example, cloaking or doorway pages which are a big Google Webmaster no no (i.e. a Flash or Video based Web site serving text for indexing or a specifically optimized entry page).
Http Code: 200 Date: Sep 19 07:58:51 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 10962
Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
September 16th, 2011
IP Address: 96.227.#.#
Operating System : Microsoft WinNT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; Trident/6.0)
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Color Depth : 24 bits
It’s always sweet when a friend visits you to show off his new user agent (apparently this is why I’ve garnered Internet fame). Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 preview (MSIE 10) on Windows 8 (Windows NT 6.2) it looks like.
July 24th, 2011
I had no idea the user agent was…Safari based. Unless this is a BB user with a Safari browser? Can you use multiple browsers on a BB?
Operating System: Macintosh Unknown
Agent: Safari 1.3
Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9800; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/184.108.40.2066 Mobile Safari/534.8
Resolution : 360 x 480
Color Depth : 24 bits
May 24th, 2011
in your Web site logs…an IP address from the range of 2.102.206.* Wow.
That’s an IP4 address starting with a 2. As someone fascinated with the history of the Internet, I find this pretty cool.
It’s a RIPE address (European) and assigned to the UK.
January 2nd, 2011
RockMelt, the new browser which takes advantage of your social networks, has a user agent.
Http Code: 200 Date: Jan 01 11:02:13 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 10150
Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) RockMelt/0.8.36.128 Chrome/7.0.517.44 Safari/534.7
January 1st, 2011
Here’s a quick and easy SEO trick for you.
We all know that Google indexes freshly updated content on your Web site. Since it’s the New Year, take a moment and check if your Web site copyright notices are updated. Not only do you get that piece of mind from an updated copyright notice, but you’ve just updated each page of your Web site since each page should have the footer.
For those of you using PHP, here’s the code to insert into your footer, if it isn’t already there.
© Copyright < ?php echo date("Y") ?>