What a Super Man

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Christopher Reeve as Superman

Christopher Reeve of Superman fame died today, which is very sad. I thought it would be appropriate to watch Superman on dvd tonight. I definitely need to get the soundtrack at some point too. And the twin towers look so naked without all the other buildings around them. Unfortunately this version is the slightly truncated version missing all the little extra scenes, including "You must have been a beautiful baby.."

Really dunno what happened last night. I didn't drink any more than I normally do when I go to dinner at Alan's.. I guess I must have had the first couple of drinks too fast. Was still very queasy this morning :(

The two corys are still alive in the tetra tank. Hopefully they'll recover. Then I can try them one at a time in the big tank again - after a couple of water changes.

There's a few blogs, linking to a few of my images which is really annoying. Not that bandwidth actually costs me anything, and it's not huge anyway, and half the images they're using aren't even mine, but it's the principle of the thing. It's just plain *rude* for bloggers to steal images off other sites. The very least they could do is save them and upload them to their own sites. Dave posted about the same thing happening on his site, and he uses "hotlink protection". Not sure if I'll be able to do that on our server. I found another cool site yesterday that talked about doing this with a .htaccess file, but when I tried it, it blocked access to my images even from my sites! doh. Must be a weirdness from running Zeus not Apache.


Dave2 said:

You have to include your site in the .htaccess list. You also have to keep an eye on your error log so you can be sure to add legitimate site like "images.google.com" and all of the newsfeed aggregator sites (if you want). Lastly, the "redirect image" (if you choose to use one) must be hosted outside the site being protected, otherwise you get a loop of request/denials that eventually forces a time-out (I redirect all invalid requests to a graphic which says "THIS IMAGE WAS STOLEN!"). I don't know if I am doing everything right on my site, but hotlink protection has solved the problem for me. (Even if some people do react badly and send me hate mail!)

October 11, 2004 10:59 PM


Kirk said:

Another solution would be to whip up a quick perl script that simply checks the referer value (or even cookie-id) and cats out the file. The images themselves would have to be in an inaccesible directory (ie, outside the document root so people can't bypass your script), and you'd have to parse out invalid chars in the filename (for security) - but other than that it's pretty simple. Just remember content type is "image/jpeg" instead of "text/html".

October 12, 2004 7:25 PM


shafi said:

super man

April 22, 2007 8:17 PM


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