Saturday, September 28, 2013
Referer Spam vs. Real Live People
For those of you who are real, living flesh-and-blood persons and not referer spam-bots, you deserve an apology for my lack of postings of late. I discovered back in June that a blogger cannot really trust the stats to tell him or her how much traffic is coming to the blog because a lot of it is from "bots" which are computer programs acting like people. My subsequent disgust at the idea made me not want to go to the trouble of writing anything for fear that there are no actual readers out there in cyberspace, just hackers and their machines. In good faith, I have decided to keep blogging and trust Google to block these imbeciles as much as possible. If you are a breathing human being, thanks for following. If you are otherwise, stop playing massive multi-player games 14 hours a day and get out of your parents' garage and get a real job. If you are a spam bot, may you catch the next nasty computer virus that comes along. . .