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Identify visits from Google Real time search

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Recently Google released its real time search feature. If you want to figure out from your Apache access logs which results are coming from the Google real time search, then you have to look at the referrer field. The Google search referrer url will have a param tbs=rltm in it. rltm stands for real time.

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May 6, 2010

Helen Fry – Dilbert strip February 16, 2010

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Dilbert.com

I didn’t really get this. Who the heck is Helen Fry? I had to read the comments in the site to realise “Go to Helen Fry” should be read as “Go to Hell and Fry”! :D

There are other beauties in there as well – Sofa King, Helen Wait… :P

PS : click on the image to see it in full size

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Feb 17, 2010

Techcrunch site “hacked”

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Some content below may not be safe for work (wink wink) :D

So TechCrunch got broken into/”hacked”/cracked. Apparently because someone was pissed off by the ads shown. Heh heh.

So here’s a screenshot before they fix things.

 

TechCrunch

TechCrunch hacked

This is the text inserted into the TechCrunch page

So Arrington, how much did all the media coverage yesterday brought you in trough the welcome.html ad you
forced
people to? What a fucking retarded move was that you twat. You should be thanking me and sucking on my fucking ballsack for not deleting everyone on the box and publishing the mysql, if that’s what you want O.K, I can do that. Also, you fucking dickwads from sites like Yahoo!, BBC and plenty more, where the FUCK do you see adult content on
http://dupedb.com/
???????? I mean honestly, are you fucktards also in just for the money?!?!?!
So Arrington, how much did all the media coverage yesterday brought you in trough the welcome.html ad you
forced
people to? What a fucking retarded move was that you twat. You should be thanking me and sucking on my fucking ballsack for not deleting everyone on the box and publishing the mysql, if that’s what you want O.K, I can do that. Also, you fucking dickwads from sites like Yahoo!, BBC and plenty more, where the FUCK do you see adult content on
http://dupedb.com/
???????? I mean honestly, are you fucktards also in just for the money?!?!?!

 

Update : TechCrunch has posted on this issue and promised to update the post with info as it comes along.

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Jan 27, 2010

Gingerjoos.com visitor stats on a map

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My friend Arun Prabhakar recently started playing around with some visitor stats reporting for his site. He has been gracious enough to extend the service to his friends and now the public as well(by invitation only) :) The service is still in beta, so occassional hiccups might occur. He’s been adding more and more tools to complement the visitor count. You can check out the stats on the right sidebar of this blog. So if you want to put in a nice stat counter for your blog or website, head over to http://stats.kitiyo.com/.

He’s just completed a see-your-visitors-on-a-map feature. Here’s what it looks like for this blog.

visitors to gingerjoos.com blog

visitors to gingerjoos.com blog

He has very kindly provided a limited-time special invitation code for Gingerjoos.com visitors :) Use the invitation code iwantitbadly to sign up for the service at Kitiyo stats.

Sep 10, 2009

Intel 8085 microprocessor simulator

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My friend Arun created an Intel 8085 microprocessor simulator as a hobby project sometime in his college. It’s written with php and javascript.

If you’re into 8085 programming, do try it out and let me/Arun know.

http://labs.kitiyo.com/8085/free-online-assember-simulator-8085.html

Jun 23, 2009

The most difficult captcha there is

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I was browsing through the site of a celebrity recently and came across the contact page. I was shocked to find the captcha there. Take a look yourself and be amazed : http://www.gulpanag.net/contact_gul_panag.php

Why would anyone display the captcha as text ready for a bot passing by to read? (It’s even got a nice class – captchas – wrapping it) Is that some kind of a honeypot? Is that a dummy form? Does the site admin feel lonely because no one sends him/her mail and is hoping to at least read spam?

Jun 2, 2009

Mobile updates on Orkut?

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A while ago I got a message on my mobile from “TM-Orkut”. It was a scrap written by a friend on my Orkut scrapbook. I suppose this means they’re trying out mobile updates. There’s nothing about this yet on the Orkut blog. Looking forward to this feature. Hope it comes soon.

In case you have any news, do leave them as comments :)

May 20, 2009

Roger Ebert on “How I believe in God”

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Roger Ebert has a wonderful article on his view of God. In it he talks about how he relates to God. He talks about morals and his early education which helped instill it in him. Wonderful read, highly recommended.

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Apr 30, 2009

xkcd’s etch-a-sketch

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Debian‘s version 4.0 was called Etch. It was named after the etch-a-sketch in Toy Story, following Debian traditions of naming it’s versions after Toy Story characters (the current version, 5.0, is called Lenny).

This post isn’t on Debian. It’s about xkcd #551. It’s also based on etch-a-sketch. It’s one of my favourites, I guess. I suppose I can understand how the guy must be feeling. Take a look -

Surrounded by boring mysteries

Etch-a-Sketch

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Mar 8, 2009