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 to figure out what was happening, but I eventually traced it to the script from … [Read more...] about What Hath Sitemeter Wrought?
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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 I can explain it without getting too technical. The key is … [Read more...] about The Difference Between a Website and Its Name
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 wikileaks.org domain. This only disables the name lookup feature, not the underlying website, which is still available via its IP address: http://22.214.171.124 In a comment to my last post, Scott Greenfield … [Read more...] about Trying to Stop Wikileaks
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 access, … [Read more...] about Business Weak
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... … [Read more...] about Just Me And 40 Million Teenagers