fredag, oktober 14, 2005

Cymbalaria muralis

Vedbend-Torskemund i en potte i tagrenden Cymbalaria muralis Gärtner, Meyer & Scherb.

fredag, september 09, 2005

Tetsubin

Tetsubin Jeg er nu den lykke­lige ejer af en tetsu­bin (japansk: tetsu jern; bin potte).

Jeg købte potten hos Kina i Søborg, som åbnede på Søborg Hoved­gade 177b for et par måneder siden. Butikken har et pænt udvalg af kinesiske og japanske kvalitets­varer — herunder te­potter af støbe­jern — og prisen for en tetsu­bin er under to tredje­dele af hvad lignende potter plejer at koste herhjemme.

Absolut et besøg værd!

torsdag, august 04, 2005

torsdag, juli 28, 2005

Apparebat Eidolon Senex

Under en genlæsning af Stephen King's “It” undrede jeg mig over citatet »Apparebat eidolon senex« (der tilskrives Plinius), idet ordet eidolon ligner græsk snarere end latin.

»Det gamle spøgelse dukkede op«?

Det viser sig at være et citat fra Cajus Plinius Cæcilius Secundus til vennen Sura:
Erat Athenis spatiosa et capax domus sed infamis et pestilens. Per silentium noctis sonus ferri, et si attenderes acrius, strepitus vinculorum longius primo, deinde e proximo reddebatur: mox apparebat idolon, senex macie et squalore confectus, promissa barba horrenti capillo; cruribus compedes, manibus catenas gerebat quatiebatque.
Eller på dansk:
Der var i Athen et stort og rummeligt hus, som imidlertid var berygtet og uheldssvangert. Gennem natten stilhed hørtes [undertiden] en lyd af jern, og hvis du lyttede nøjere efter, først en raslen af lænker langt borte, derefter hørtes det helt tæt ved. Snart kom spøgelset til syne, en gammel mand, mager og snavset, med langt skæg og strittende hår; om benene og hænderne havde han lænker, som han raslede med.
Fy, Steffen!

søndag, maj 08, 2005

Referer spam

Case solved?

For months this blog – and other sites hosted on the same web server – was hit by referer spam, of which the majority was spamvertizing domains registered by the infamous Jane Phill (NIC-8754), by some believed to be identical to the Bulgarian twins. A couple of days ago I'd had it, I was fed up, and I decided to write to postmaster, abuse and the registrant of the offending domains.

I didn't really expect anything to happen, but the next morning I found an email from Doris Young in the abuse handler's mailbox:
Received: from [85.65.144.204] by web32004.mail.mud.yahoo.com
via HTTP; Fri, 06 May 2005 21:58:42 PDT
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 21:58:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doris Young <tqiopi@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Stop spamvertizing whvc.net in HTTP_REFERER!

Hi,

Please let me know your url that was spamed and I will remove you from the list ASAP!

Bye,
Doris.
Interestingly, the emails sent to abuse and postmaster are still in the mail queue as I write this, so the email “Doris” replied to has to be the one sent to contact61@support-4u.net.

I quickly responded with a list of domains, and instructed Doris to never use referer spam to promote Jane Phill's – or anyone else's – domains again, and after a short while I noticed someone from ip address 85.65.144.204 (belonging to Barak I.T.C. in Israel), the very same ip address Doris used for Yahoo webmail, poking around on the web server. A coïncidence? Hardly!

Next came another email from Doris:
Received: from [85.65.144.204] by web32012.mail.mud.yahoo.com
via HTTP; Sat, 07 May 2005 08:48:04 PDT
Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 08:48:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doris Young <tqiopi@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Stop spamvertizing whvc.net in HTTP_REFERER!

Hi,

You are out from the list :-)

Thanks and sorry,
Doris.
Well… I haven't noticed any referer spam on the web server for almost 30 hours now, but we all know that spammers are lying, so I'm not going to hold my breath. I do hope, however, that Doris, Jane, the Bulgarian twins – or whoever the culprit was – will stay away from this web server forever, and I encourage my net fellows to contact the registrant of the spammer's domains. Let me know if you succeed.

Cheers.

mandag, april 18, 2005

mandag, januar 31, 2005

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