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  1. Just a suggestion for a nice feature improvement for the Latest Visitors page if you guys have time: The page becomes way too long (40 KB) and takes a long time to render, even on my 2.8 ghz in firefox. I'd suggest that either you make some way for us to specify how many results are displayed, or collapse the results under each IP. In other words, don't display all 40 page requests that an IP made, just hide those and give us a link to display them on a per-IP basis. This isn't a big deal for me because I use my own self-written visit tracking code, but I think Latest Visitors
  2. I'm trying to write a CGI script that would telnet to an external host (a chess server), and retrieve a list of users to display on a webpage (updated every hour or so). But I can't connect to the host (using Perl's Net/Telnet.pm module). When I try to ping the host from the TCH server, I get: ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted does this mean you're blocking socket connections? Does anyone know another way I can do this?
  3. Not quite true... I often leave Flash uninstalled, because the only sites that use it are ones that I would not go to (an exception is online comics like strongbad, which inherently need to use Flash). (And if a site does use Flash, I do not want it loading because it would waste my time with useless flashiness - no pun intended). Flash takes longer to load, consumes more CPU, and a host of other problems already mentioned.
  4. Ack, what happened? The new homepage is seriously messed up. When I went to it I thought I had typed the wrong URL, because it looked like something from a cheap web design company (who all overuse Flash ). There's a huge white box at the top of the page where a Flash banner is supposed to be, but it doesn't display because I didn't bother to install Flash on my cluster install of firefox (linux version, 1.0). Also, the layout is messed up. There's a box saying "Hosting over 20000 websites" randomly in the middle of the page, obscuring the text behind it. Come on guys, sorr
  5. This is something I've been wondering about.... As you know, there are many trackers out there (eg, extremetracking.com) that let you put an image on your site and it tracks the IPs, referring URLs, etc to your site. I've written my own, because it gives me a lot more control over what info I get. Usually I include it on pages just by doing a php include(). But sometimes I use it with the typical img tag method. (ie, I use the address of my php tracker script as the img src). The only problem is that then the referring URL is the address of the page that the image is on, not the
  6. This isn't pressing, I've just been wondering about it for a while. What are the _*vti_* folders in our public_html? (eg _vti_bin, _vti_log, also _private) Are they related to some windows program, like Frontpage? And would anything bad happen if I removed them? Today someone's browser requested /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?UL=1&ACT=4&BUILD=4219&STRMVER=4&CAPREQ=0 which gave a 404 since I don't have that file. But since it's a .dll file, it makes me think it's Windows related. -John
  7. Hi, So you guys tell people all the time to add alt tags to their images, and that it provides text for when the user holds the cursor over that image (only in some browsers though). It's also useful for text-only browsers like lynx, and I think the Google image bot probably uses the alt tags. Is that the reason you recommend alt tags, or is there any other reason? Because I have about 1500 photographic images on my site (without alt tags) and don't care much about them being in Google image search, so I don't think I'm going to bother with alt tags. But I just wanted to check wi
  8. 1. jpdavin.com 2. John Davin's website 3. Personal website for John Davin, a computer science student at Carnegie Mellon University. 4. TCH linked to at bottom of main index and mentioned in "blog" somewhere. Thanks, John
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