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Foggy Bottom breakdown

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Another interesting entry in the ridey.net webserver logs reveals that somebody at the US State Department (in particular, sherman.state.gov – isn’t it quaint how they name their servers after old generals and presidents? we’ve also been visited by buchanan.state.gov) spent about two minutes perusing this weblog. They arrived via a Google search for “Bush’s Bad [...]

Surrey in the spring

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

Charlie with some young cows we met on our walk in the Abinger Roughs this morning, and the view across the fields to the North Downs. Just one perfect day such as this almost makes all the rainy, gloomy English weather we have to put up with worth it. Well, I did say almost…

America, America …

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

I read Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker and I watch the BBC’s Panorama, and then I ask myself: “What has become of my country?”

Return of the creepy crawler

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

Looking through the server logs this evening, I noticed that 63.148.99.245 had rifled through nearly every page on ridey.net. It didn’t leave any calling card in the log entry the way that well-mannered visitors do – eg, Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html), which made me curious enough to plug 63.148.99.245 into dnsstuff.com to see who [...]