Archive for April, 2006

A few more RSS user agents

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Agent: Accelatech RSSCrawler/0.4 Crawler page in Japanese

Agent: RSS-SPIDER (RSS Feed Seeker

Agent: BlogBridge 2.15 (

Agent: Snarfer/0.2.0 (

[tags]RSS, Internet, Blogosphere [/tags]

Orange as the new call to action

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Thinking about trends in Web design and noticing how some popular Web sites are using the color orange as a call to action.

.Mac - Join Now Button

The New York Times - Times Select items and XML button

The Wall Street Journal - Current Section and clickable Section Titles
MySpace - Sign Up button
Blogger - Logo and Create Your Blog Now button
BBC - RSS buttons and Podcasting image - Join Now button - Logo, Join Now button, Click Here button, hyperlink hover color, resources menu box
CNet - Merchant call out box
Monster - Post Now button, Employers Click Here button, Log In button, Search button, various hyperlinks

[tags]Web design[/tags]

Silly Brazilians

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Not too long ago I thought I read something about a few new php exploits being found recently. Here’s an attempted inuse.php exploit in my logs.

It looks to be quite new as there’s a couple Google results, including this sys admin blog entry [auf Deutsch].


If you were wondering…

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

a pair of iPod Shuffle earbuds can make it through a trip to the washing machine and dryer. Albeit emerging a little frayed, and they still work.

[tags]Apple, iPod[/tags]

I believe the quote is…

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

“There’s gonna be an opening in the Chevrolet Marketing department pretty soon.”

Just who was the brains behind the idea that the target demographic for a Chevy Tahoe would 1)want to spend loads of cash on a vehicle with poor gas mileage and 2)would enjoy making faux Tahoe commercials online for a contest?

Hint: Chevrolet/GM listening to your customers involves improving your product.

[tags] Marketing, Web Marketing [/tags]