Archive for the 'Internet' Category

gopher.floodgap.com

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

I like this…no, I kind of love it. This is a working gopher server over http.

Floodgap.gopher.com

Back in the early days, gopher was a text-based competing protocol to the World Wide Web and http. As the Web grew in adoption, gopher servers died out. This server at floodgap is holding onto some history.

Go check it out.

Google Chrome OH NO

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

This is more of an IT note because I spent more than an hour on this last night, killing what I had to do…

Awwww SNAP!

If you have automatic updating turned on in Google Chrome, and you find that your install is not quite right - wherein you still have your bookmarks and such, but the install just seems to have limited memory, refuses to show Chrome settings and/or goes directly to the AW SNAP! view.

Feel free to skip the usual troubleshooting steps and uninstall then download the new Chrome package. This worked for me on OS X. I have to think that the recent Chrome update either was b0rked or I had an incompatible file somewhere on my system.

Google

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Google

I feel like I’ve just won the Internet

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

*ahem* Bing SERP today showed that my post was at the top 4 or so…

Firefox User Agent 8.0 Bing Microsoft

Firefox 8.0 User Agent

Sunday, 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

Spoofed Googlebot User Agent

Monday, 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).

Host: 137.254.4.8

/2010/12/19/droid-user-agent/

Http Code: 200 Date: Sep 19 07:58:51 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 10962

Referer: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=droid+user+agent&oq=droid+user+

Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 User Agent

Friday, 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)

Monitor :
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.

BlackBerry User Agent

Sunday, 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?

Host: 74.82.68.#

Operating System: Macintosh Unknown

Agent: Safari 1.3
Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9800; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.0.526 Mobile Safari/534.8

Monitor:
Resolution : 360 x 480
Color Depth : 24 bits

RockMelt User Agent

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

RockMelt, the new browser which takes advantage of your social networks, has a user agent.

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/2011/01/01/easy-seo-update-your-copyright-notice/

Http Code: 200 Date: Jan 01 11:02:13 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 10150

Referer: -

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

Easy SEO: Update your copyright notice

Saturday, 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.

&copy; Copyright < ?php echo date("Y") ?>

Easy, huh?

Droid User Agent

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

I noticed that some (unhip) person with a Motorola built Droid based phone on Verizon visited cleverhack the other day. I’m too lazy to pull my official logs, so here’s the sitemeter report. I am surprised to notice that the Droid runs a version of mobile Safari according to the User Agent string.

Operating System: Linux Unknown

Browser: Safari 1.3

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; DROIDX Build/VZW) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 854X480 motorola DROIDX

Javascript: version 1.5

Monitor
Resolution: 800 x 414

Color Depth: 32 bits

Fun with corporate search engine referrers

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

What’s more amusing…

The visitor from Yahoo corporate on Mac OS X/Safari searching for a particular phrase on Google.com or the visitor from Google (Europe) corporate on Windows XP/IE 6 searching for “Yahoo Fantasy Football” on Google.com?