I found out that about 30% of my webserver traffic are robots—programs
that crawl the Internet indexing webpages. Why did I calculate that?
A question on the Robots Mailing List (dealing with programs that crawl the
Internet and not mechanical devices that walk about going “R2-D2, where are
you?”) asking if robots skew banner impressions and click throughs. An
interesting question and while 30% might seem a bit high, that's only
because my server isn't a heavily trafficked site at all, despite my good
placement in the search engines.
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ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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