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Archive for May 2007

Real Programmers

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Real programmers programs never work right the first time. But if you throw them on the machine they can be patched into working in only a few 30-hours debugging sessions.

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Written by Brajesh

May 12, 2007 at 8:47 am

Posted in Coding, Culture, humour

Meta Scam

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There are scams and there are meta scams-

Meanwhile, during our investigation we discovered that you are among the victims, and for this invent I was directed to inform you by the Federal Government of Nigeria that you have been compensated with the sum of $9million which a certified bank draft has been issued in your name.
Therefore, you are advised to contact the personal adviser to the president on financial maters MR MARTHINS JOE on his direct Email: (marthins_joe229@yahoo.dk)

Not that it bothers me, but mails like this aren’t even funny anymore, my only interest being hilarity of it.

Written by Brajesh

May 12, 2007 at 8:45 am

Posted in WTF

Yahoo! Mail Lets Me Hide Adverts

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Hide AdvertsUseful feature especially when you need to widen email body, which is pretty often. If only gmail lets me do that without having to resort to greasemonkey.

Written by Brajesh

May 12, 2007 at 8:43 am

Apache Slipping Down?

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Netcraft: Apache has lost 15% market share in last two years.

Written by Brajesh

May 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm

Robots-Nocontent for Page Sections

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From my relatively little but significant “web-crawling” experience, one of the major problems is to scavenge meaningful content from the page- which requires that no navigation crap,  menus,  javascript and adverts should be indexed. Since there is no standard way web-devs design navigation, menus etc. it is impossible to code a parser that works 100% and is a big PITA.
However this piece on Yahoo! Search Blog is welcome news

webmasters can now mark parts of a page with a ‘robots-nocontent’ tag which will indicate to our crawler what parts of a page are unrelated to the main content and are only useful for visitors.

If the trend catches on, and becomes a standard (has to get Google’s support), it would be greatly helpful.

Written by Brajesh

May 3, 2007 at 9:47 am

Posted in Coding, Search, Trends, Yahoo!