Archive for March, 2009

Scraped by

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This is a bit of a long shot… if you are a regular visitor with your own blog… do you have any information about this IP address (

The reason I’m asking is because it’s linked to a company called Global Crossing, and today at around 11am server time, this address and at least one other connected to Global Crossing scraped my site… absolutely every link was followed.

So… if you know anything about this IP address and they’ve visited you’re site, I’d love to know about it. And of course, if you are anything to do with Global Crossing… why in the hell have you scraped my site? Or, if you are the person who scraped it, why? I shall be googling for my own content, and if I find it reproduced anywhere without my permission, I’ll be coming down on you with the full force of the copyright laws available to me… given these IPs reside stateside, the laws are pretty dam good. You have been warned!

Update:- Well, well…. another scrape… at the moment it’s only partial, this time from a company called netdirekt (German), and who are they partnered with… Global Crossing!

BOMScan Version 0.1 Released

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Version 0.1 of BOMScan has just been released. BOMScan is a little tool I wrote to scan files for Unicode Byte Order Markers (or BOMs).

Knitted Hat for Sackboy

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Well, here’s something I never thought would happen… a knitting pattern… on my blog… and whats more, it’s all my own work :-D

I actually only started knitting earlier this year, so at the most, 2 months ago… the reason… Sackboy. I found a knitting pattern by Alan Dart to make your own Sackboy, so after demanding my mum teach me how to knit, I got busy and knitted a Sackboy, who now lives with Spirit. But he was getting cold at night so she demanded I knit him some winter warmers.

ACFW Version 0.5 Released

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Following the report of an issue with the Advanced Custom Field Widget, I’ve released version 0.5.

The problem was that under certain circumstances, the widget failed to display the information linked to a particular page. It was caused by other widgets using the $post variables. Thanks to James Collins for highlighting this after he put the widget below the recent posts widget and found it didn’t display anything.

Get the latest version here or upgrade it automatically using the plugin manager.