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Creating Color Gradients with RRDTOOL & Bash (using temperatures)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

You would think that it would be easy to locate just about any information on the Internet but that’s simply not true.  While I found many examples (using various approaches) of generating graphs with gradients using rrdtool I did not locate any dynamic solutions, i.e.: I have data in multiple RRDs, I need to extract Continue reading →

Is Google-Bot gamed?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Is Google-Bot gamed?** Is web-SPAM a ‘bot’ problem, an ‘indexing problem’, a content provider problem, or a user problem? NOTE – this is probably a problem for any search engine – it just so happens that a Google-bot log entry caught my eye in this instance… Imagine your doctor NOT treating you for a diagnosed Continue reading →

Yahoo SPAM & MARF – RFC 5965

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

12/1/2010 – Yahoo no longer accepts email abuse reports from ‘humans‘… Hmm, who is else it getting SPAMmed by YAHOO email accounts? (other computers without users/real people?) Automation can be a great solution – but what happens when real people are entirely removed from the loop? My normal approach for SPAM that reaches my server/inbox: Continue reading →

Data Mining – Web Content Spammers & Blekko

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Have you noticed how the quality of pages that search engines are leading you to has/is declining?  Wonder why? [Lots of questions  in this post…] A partial answer:  content farms – web sites where articles are created based on hot topics; articles typically provide minimal useful information, are heavy with SEE (search-engine-enticements) but pages are Continue reading →

Search Engines – what’s missing?

Monday, November 16th, 2009

We have some great generic search tools and a few engines with specific knowledge domains: generic search from indexed, traditional content from web pages, books and other ‘published’ media (i.e. typical search using Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) computational  search – connect user input with some sense of context (i.e. WolframAlpha – user provide numbers and Continue reading →

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