April 23rd, 2003


Bandwidth hogging fanatics

So, today I decided to investigate two things that were showing up funny on my site statistics for my website. I had one "scorpio.jpeg" getting an inordinate amount of hits, and an unexpected amount of hits from BlackPlanet.com, a networking/dating site for blacks. With a tail -f from my log file, I found in the last 10 lines the answer to my question. Users from BlackPlanet who had created personal webpages were using my scorpio.jpeg as their backgrounds, and stealing bandwidth from toxic.

Now it would be one thing to just eliminate the image altogether, but that wouldn't teach them the lesson they deserved. Instead, I replaced it with the image from http://www.tubgirl.com (you really, really do not want to go there. Honestly. Truly. You can't say I didn't warn you. This goes double for you, natalie_516)

So far, (remember, these links also contain the offensive image, natalie) it seems that only sexy_hott who has the caption Here is a little ATL love from me to you and atl_blk_mle_69 who is using the image as his background, are bandwidth-stealing lowlife morons, I wonder how long it'll take for them to remove their links to my image.

Had they asked, I wouldn't switch them over to such a picture as this, but they neglected to show some courtesy, so I've decided to excercise the control they've given me. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. (By the way, as of 2:00 yesterday morning, they've done 2194 hits for 53935KB.)

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