World Wide Web

What Hath Sitemeter Wrought?

If you’ve been trying to read this site (or probably hundreds of thousands of others) in Internet Explorer 6 or 7, you’ve probably been seeing the entire site load just fine, but when it finishes it pops up an error box that says “Internet Explorer cannot open the internet site.” It took me a while […]

The Difference Between a Website and Its Name

I’ve been reading about the Wikileaks issue on some legal blawgs, and corresponding with Scott Greenfield about it, and I think there’s a bit of confusion over a technical issue. I don’t think anyone within Judge White’s jurisdiction is disobeying his order. I’m going to have to delve into some history here, but I think […]

Trying to Stop Wikileaks

Yesterday, I mentioned that Federal Judge Jeffrey S. White issued an order shutting down the Wikileaks site. He did this by ordering the domain registrar to disable the domain. This only disables the name lookup feature, not the underlying website, which is still available via its IP address: In a comment to my […]

Business Weak

Check out this clause in the User Agreement for Business Week magazine online: In addition, User may not: … 2. use or attempt to use any “deep-link,” “scraper,” “robot,” “bot,” “spider,” “data mining,” “computer code” or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology or manual process having similar processes or functionality, to […]

Just Me And 40 Million Teenagers

I got myself a MySpace account. Update: “Just me and 40 million teenagers,” and a herd of pedophiles chasing after the teenagers, and a pack of vice cops chasing after the pedophiles…

Coleman For Sale

I’m sort-of debating with Tom McKenna over further testing of evidence in the murder of Wanda McCoy. Roger Coleman was executed for the crime 13 years ago and Virginia Governor Mark Warner has just ordered DNA testing which might show Coleman was innocent. When I dropped “Roger Keith Coleman” into Google, the results page kicked […]

Google Publication Ads

Philipp Lenssen is reporting at Google Blogoscoped that Google has launched Google Publication Ads, a service that allows advertisers to place ads in print publications. I wonder how long it will be before Google has those giant floating blimps with ads on the side like in Blade Runner? Google BlimpAds. You’ll see. Update: Really, I […]