Archive for May, 2009

Number 1 on Google – dead easy!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

On one of my websites I use a feed that has a limited bandwith quota, normally the quota limit is not a problem, but occasionally the website gets hammered by various intenet spiders, bots, and screen scrapers, so whenever I get near to the quota I implement a simple throttle that says no to bad bots.
Well, that was the theory, unfortunately one of the ip numbers that I banned was that of a googlebot and as a result I ended up number one on google for the search term ” “Sorry site not available – database ip-throttle in effect – please try again later….”.

Sometimes number 1 on google is not all it is cracked up to be!

New Website Goes Live

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Have been playing about with gallery and drupal this last month as my daughter is about to graduate and join the real world and wanted a gallery website to display her ceramic art, so please have a look at her Ceramic Art Gallery Website.
I also found a great bit of code at to create a slideshow from the pictures in your gallery, I have included an example in this page: