Posts tagged web 0.8

VoIP and Scams.

Dec. 29, 2008, 5:34 p.m. Macbook , security , web 0.8

Sadly too many VoIP sites are run by scammers but it was a different kind of scam that I encountered when recently I did an asterisk related search on Google. The URL shown on the results page is very different from where I ended up (after a redirect) Microsoft Security Warning? You idiot this ...

meta

Dec. 11, 2008, 4:18 p.m. web 0.8 , Wordpress

It seems like only yesterday that I decided not to upgrade to wordpres 2.6.5 - hang on a second it was yesterday! Well that decision is obsolete now with WP 2.7 out and well , i have taken the plunge and done the update - piece of cake really. Wish Fedora updates were as smooth as this.There was jus ...

Bye Bye Wiki

Dec. 9, 2008, 1:30 a.m. Python , web 0.8

I have been having a Wiki on this site at http://www.raditha.com/wiki/ for nearly four years but was finally forced to take it down because I couldn't keep pace with the spam bots. The last straw came when I ran into the following error while trying to clean up after the vandals. Database error A da ...

Google SearchWiki new Feature Or WTF?

Nov. 21, 2008, 6:43 a.m. web 0.8 , weird

Just five minutes ago, I did a search and got the same old same old Google UI. Just now I did a search and got something completely different. What does this mean? has google become a social network. Will spammers now be able to vote legitimate search results out of existence? Will companies with ...

Treatment for ego problems

Nov. 11, 2008, 1:27 a.m. web 0.8

When I get too many visitors to my website, my ego get's effected. One way to cure it is to identify known bots and spammers and to stop counting page views attributable to those spammers. As a result the total number of pages per day as reported by the log analysis tools decreases and that in turn ...

Good Bye Adbrite

Nov. 9, 2008, 4:54 p.m. web 0.8

Last year, I was so disapointed with Adsense that I thought of moving away from it and did. I ended up with Adbrite. It's like falling out of the frying pan into the fire.Adsense targetting leaves much to be desired and click through rates are abisimal. On top of that there is a huge difference betw ...

Twitter and Plurk.

Nov. 5, 2008, 11:23 a.m. web 0.8

I didn't have an assbook facebook account until very recently and didn't have a Hi5 account either (I did sign up when they started using Rad Upload Never bothered to try out any of the other social networking sites like myspace and wild horses would have to drag me over hot coals before I signed up ...

Adsense Targeting Gone Haywire

Oct. 21, 2008, 4:05 a.m. web 0.8 , weird

Many geeks complain that they are not getting enough revenue from the banners on their site. That's primarily because,only geeks visits geek sites and geeks don't click on ads. Heck nowadays, even ordinary folks are avoiding cheesy banner ads like the plague. If that's not bad enough google adsense ...

What's up at Adwords?

Oct. 3, 2008, 1:32 a.m. web 0.8

What's happening at adwords? Our ( Rad Inks ) ads apparently stopped running about 48 hours ago. Unfortunately it went un-noticed till now. There wasn't any alert - usually they sent two warning before ads get suspended - but they are not suspended, just don't show up.The diagnostic tools says the d ...

Bye Bye Movable Type.

Sept. 23, 2008, 12:05 a.m. MovableType , web 0.8 , Wordpress

I set off to upgrade <a href="http://movabletype.org">Movable Type</a> and ended up migrating to wordpress instead. It just goes to show prove that you never know where you will be swept off to if you don't keep your feet. The upgrade appeared to be straight forward until I tried to pub ...

Movable Type Upgrade.

Sept. 22, 2008, 2:19 a.m. web 0.8

This blog is powered by movable type. Has always been. I have experimented with a few other bloggers and on the radinks.com the press releases section is powered by wordpress so is my photoblog.At this site, I have almost moved several times but never really got around to it. So for the last four an ...

Fedora Slow DNS Lookups

Sept. 13, 2008, 4:03 a.m. web 0.8

Now that kinks have been ironed out of my broadband connection, I am beginning to notice that DNS lookups are running very very slowly. Firefox for example seems to take 3-4 seconds to look up any name. Even one that ought to have been cached. I thought the ISPs DNS server was to blame (it certainly ...

FireFox 3 Offline Mode

Sept. 12, 2008, 8:19 a.m. web 0.8

Firefox 3 on Fedora 9 has the annoying habit of starting in offline mode. You ought to be able to make it start in online mode by setting browser.offline to false in about:config - that doesn't work.Then I read that you can fix it by setting browser.offline-apps.notify to false - that didn't work ei ...

Firefox 3 on Debian.

July 29, 2008, 6:01 a.m. web 0.8

All right, All right, the title should be Iceweasel on Debian. Call a rose by any other name and it would be just as hard to install on Debian. I think I am beginning to regret giving up Fedora.Iceweasel 3.0 hasn't made it's way into the debian stable repositories that wouldn't really matter if it w ...

What's up at Freshmeat

June 2, 2008, 9:23 a.m. web 0.8 , weird

Freshmeat stats seemed to be messed up all of a sudden. Usually they report the number of record and url hits on a daily basis. But yesterday, they seem to have reported all the past hits (that is the sum of all daily hits) as the hits for the first of June. I noticed this when looking over the fre ...

raditha.com broken SSL

Jan. 18, 2008, 10:06 p.m. web 0.8

SSL on raditha.com has been broken for a while. That has been effecting my positioning on google. In the past almost every page on this site has been in the google index now many of them have disappeared and the few that remain appear as http://raditha.com:443/....If you try to access those links yo ...

Firefox update.

July 13, 2007, 11:25 p.m. web 0.8

I belatedly updated to Firefox 2.0.0.4 and lost all my saved passwords without a pause. The password file (signon2.txt (curious; it should be signon.txt)), the key3.db file and the cert8.db file were all there but the password were not being filled in and the show password dialog was completely blan ...

Log Mine.

April 10, 2007, 9:24 a.m. web 0.8

I am working again on my on again off again log analysis tool. The last release was about an year ago. Way too long. But this project is a lot of hard work and it's got a massive of a database component which I loath to tackle. But despite my lethargy, involvement in other projects and constant side ...

Adbrite Revisited.

April 3, 2007, 10:51 p.m. web 0.8

After switching from Adsense to Adbrite and even putting up an adbrite button on my site, I was rather disappointed. But things seem to be changing.In recent weeks I have started getting a few cents a day from adbite. That's right a few cents a day. It's nothing to write home about, but you would wr ...

Time for change.

March 27, 2007, 7:38 p.m. web 0.8

It's about time that this site had a new look. The last face lift was more than two years ago. ...

Adbrite Jaded.

March 9, 2007, 8:44 a.m. web 0.8

Jaded. Already. It has taken me less than 24 hours to be thoroughly disappointed with Adbrite. My website does not show up on the adbrite directory yet. Good thing too. I'd rather not be lumped with the junk that's listed on it. Now don't you go thinking that it's a story of sour grapes.; you can ch ...

Bye Adsense, Hello Adbrite.

March 8, 2007, 3:24 a.m. web 0.8

I have been disapointed with Adsense for a long time but like most other people on the same boat persisted with them for lack of anything better. But not anymore.A couple of days ago, I was browsing through the amazon web services site when I came across what they billed as a success story; Adbrite. ...

Adsense Relevency.

Feb. 10, 2007, 3 p.m. web 0.8

Much has been said about Adsense relevancy. Here is an example: ...

Safari - Google loves it Yahoo hates it.

Feb. 7, 2007, 10:48 a.m. web 0.8

Google loves Safari and Safari loves google. But google changes lovers too often for comfort. On the other hand, Safari is head over heals. So she is going to end up heartbroken. The big brother is the default search engine for the Safari browser on OS X. Safari is so loyal that the search box in th ...

What's an M$ ad doing on a linux site?

Dec. 9, 2006, 4:58 a.m. web 0.8 , weird

(Click to enlarge)This screenshot is from http://www.linux-mag.com/content/view/2830/ at the time I checked it out, There was an MS ad running on it (as you can see). Would an M$ site or even a pro M$ site ever carry an add for an open source project? I don't think so.I clicked on the add just out o ...

Lame HSBC

Oct. 10, 2006, 7:51 p.m. web 0.8

HSBC loves to position themselves as the most sophisticated bank in Sri Lanka. They also like to pretend that they are most tech savy bank in the country. Nothing can be further from the truth. They are still living in the stone ages and haven't even heard of FireFox.So much for sophistication. ...

Moron with a bot.

Aug. 17, 2006, 11:03 p.m. web 0.8

Moron with a bot. Morons should be banned from using bots. A moron who owned the ip '70.24.10.218' on the 23rd of July has sent over 8000 hits to http://www.radinks.com/upload/applet.php in a short period of time. The page has been accessed once every three seconds.Since this is the demo page for Ra ...

Thank you Jonny Hughes...

July 19, 2006, 3:28 a.m. web 0.8

.. for making my day.here is an extract from a POST by Hughes on the CentOs message boards ...

Curiouser and Curiouser

July 12, 2006, 11:03 p.m. web 0.8

Google is getting Curiouser and Curiouser. You might expect a google search for 'raditha blog' to come up with this site at the top, right? wrong!Well then does my other blog appear at the top? nope. Then what does? some site that I have never heard of that seems to list my name among thousands of o ...

google gargles again

July 10, 2006, 9:19 p.m. web 0.8

Google is gargling again. When I did a search to find out what pages are listed from this site, I came up with the following suprising result. ...

One step closer to monopolizing the internet.

July 3, 2006, 8:03 a.m. web 0.8

Name the leader in web search and online advertising. Name the company that is gaining serious ground in web based email and chat. Name the company that will soon lead in image and blog hosting. What is the company that will soon be the market leader in online payment processing?Well the answer as y ...

No longer the number 1

June 20, 2006, 9:12 p.m. web 0.8

Google is no longer the number one search engine not as far as I am concerned. For the past five years google has been my default search engine. In recent times it has been the search box for my firefox tool but not anymore. From now on Yahoo will be my preferred search engine, and the firefox searc ...

Network Neutrality

June 16, 2006, 2:58 a.m. web 0.8 , weird

Network Neutrality? what on earth is that? I didn't even know such a thing existed until a few minutes ago, when I encountered the term in the Adwords blogThe wikipedia defnition is rather confusing but it the lobbists say it could take away your freedom of choice. It's touching to see that Google c ...

1000 posts

June 11, 2006, 8:43 a.m. web 0.8

The post titled No more credit cards on my other blog (yes I have two) is my thousandth post. Not bad huh?After being with Blogger for a short time, I found that it reallly wasn't what I wanted. The blog wasn't actually hosted on the Bloggers servers, but I used their web app to manage the posts. Be ...

Adwords spam and click fraud.

May 8, 2006, 9:48 p.m. web 0.8

Google doesn't take click fraud and adwords spam sites seriously enough. That's the only conclusion that can be reached from the recent court case. Here are some links:http://www.techspot.com/news/21515-companies-complain-over-googles-settlement-of-click-fraud.htmlhttp://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/artic ...

Lighttpd

May 8, 2006, 10:40 a.m. web 0.8

I came across lighttpd only because I decided to try out Ruby on Rails. So far I have not had anything good to say about Ruby. And because one shouldn't say anything unless one has something nice to say, I will refrain from further comments on Ruby. On Lighttpd I do have lot's of nice things to say ...

LogMine

April 24, 2006, 8:20 p.m. web 0.8

Finally after a gap of nearly an year, Log Mine version 0.02 sees the light of day . Version 0.02 is a drastic change from version 0.01. It has to be technology has changed a lot since the previous version was released in June of 2005. That change is most noticable in AJAX being the hot topic.Though ...

Wiki Back from the dead.

April 24, 2006, 9:54 a.m. web 0.8

The Wiki on this neck of the woods has been dead for a long time. Dead since August. It died because of a heart failure caused by an violent reaction against a new version of PHP. No amount of medication seemed to work. Actually the fault lies with the quack, the quack was too lazy and too incompete ...

Rad Upload, Javascripts and IE patches

April 10, 2006, 11:33 p.m. web 0.8

Rad Upload version 2.22 has just been released. It might seem strange that we have released version 2.22 just after 3 beta was made available. It had to be done because of two bugs in other peoples products.It would probably not be accurate to call the latest IE patch a bug. It's better to label it ...

Eolas and why software patents are bad.

April 4, 2006, 8:07 a.m. web 0.8

Software patents are evil. So there is no surprise that microsoft is at the forefront when it comes to software patent issues.As open source fans we should be shedding tears of joy when Microsoft loses a patent case and has to write up a check for more than 500 million dollars. We should probably be ...

Google contradicts itself.

March 7, 2006, 3:44 a.m. search , web 0.8

The following is an extract from an email recieved from google adwords staff. ...

Godaddy (accidentally?) drops my domain.

March 4, 2006, 1:10 p.m. lame , web 0.8

Here is another one of the horror stories from last week. This domain (raditha.com stopped resolving all of a sudden. After some investigation, I tracked this down to a problem at godaddy. The dns record had apparently been deleted (as indicated by dig and nslookup). ; > DiG 9.2.1 > raditha.com ; ...

Hiring Morons and Adsense Spam.

Feb. 26, 2006, 2:41 p.m. lame , web 0.8

If you are an adsense spammer you will take heart from the fact that some google adsense/adwords staff wouldn't recognize spam if you hit them on the head with it.Recently we found that the number of clicks reported in the google adwords reporting area for the content network and the number of entri ...