Archive for August, 2015

Google PageSpeed Insights

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

As we all — or at least SEOs and Web Developers — know by now, Google uses site speed as a factor in their ranking algorithm because in theory, a faster loading site is more useful.

This is a user agent for Google PageSpeed Insights (at least Google announces the intention in the description). Also, of note, this instance of the crawler was not part of a manual request but instead part of a quasi-regular crawl.

Host: 66.249.93.214
/
Http Code: 200 Date: Aug 30 09:47:41
Http Version: HTTP/1.1
Size in Bytes: 14300
Referer: -
Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko; Google Page Speed Insights) Chrome/27.0.1453 Safari/537.36

Time goes by

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Upon the news that Rutgers University is spending millions on cyber security.

I’ll just sit here on my (virtual) rocking chair and muse about the fact that about 20 years ago, abuse of the the Unix ‘wall’ command caused minor havoc on eden.rutgers.edu, especially during heavy use in the evening.

And yes, the ability to use ‘wall’ was quickly removed by the admins.

Carry on.