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User-Agent ……/1.0

While checking the logs of one of my websites I noticed something rather weird.

Some person (65.210.123.237) with User-Agent/browser “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.0; Windows NT; ……/1.0 )” was downloading _all_ files from my website. Totally ignoring robots.txt and requesting pages without providing a referral.

This seemed quite odd and didn’t seem to be a decent/real search robot. It kept requesting files every 3-4 seconds for about one hour. Decent search bots try to spread the load over a few minutes, and wouldn’t request about 1000 files (1.6 Gb) at once.

After some Googling I noticed I wasn’t the first person wondering what it was. And as it seems, no one had a clear answer who this bot is, or what it purpose is.

So, well, I banned it.

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Games Windows

CoD4

I recently got my hands on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

I must honestly say I really enjoyed the singleplayer. Great action, nice graphics, damn exciting maps, cool effects, nice movies, cool story, …

The only big downside was how short it was. After not even 2 days (so, around 4-5 hours of gaming) I completed it. I was just getting warmed up, finally mastered all controls, felt a small addiction coming up, when suddenly I saw the credits flashing over my screen… That day, will be remembered as a sad day. ๐Ÿ™

Can’t wait for an expansion or followup!

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Misc

That ’70s Show

From the (very) few things I watch on TV, I believe it’s That ’70s Show I enjoy most. It’s one of the only (comedy) shows I can just keep watching to. Yes, 24 and Lost aren’t too bad either (and, well, it’s not really comedy, is it?), but the last seasons have been going downwards and all tension is gone. That ’70s Show is different and hasn’t really changed over the years, it still makes me grin for about 25 minutes each day I manage to watch it.

Anyhow, here’s a screen from yesterday’s episode that really made me laugh.

That โ€™70s Show

As Eric is going away to Africa, Donna wanted to give him a special good-bye. She dressed completely as Princess Leia in Star Wars. But all Eric could think of, was to hug and touch Donna’s hair. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Misc

School exams

Whilst reading over “Chapter I: The Internet” in my Hypermedia course; I couldn’t help noticing a few things.

I quote:

  • All IP’s of local PC’s in a local network begin with “192.168”
  • DNS is a service on the internet that links hard to remember IP’s to easy to remember domain names
  • A PC with a Pentium processor and at least 64 Mb RAM is needed to be able to connect to the internet.

This is when I start to wonder why I even bother to go to school…

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Apple

Mac OS X > Windows

When surfing the web, I came upon an old site we (read: Rootspirit) used to host.

Nick, one of the posters, wrote an article I totally agree with. It really reflects why I’m using Mac instead of Windows now.

Read about it here (Dutch), or here (Google translated, far from understandable)