Friday, December 26, 2008

Goodbye mediasushi: photos

Today mediasushi: photos is no more. I've decided to can it for now.... More

Monday, September 22, 2008

Making Money Online - Part 4

With the success I got at selling royalty-free photos on Fotolia, I've decided to branch out to iStockphoto this year. So far so good. Getting approved to be a contributor... More

Monday, July 9, 2007

Upgrading In Process

Busy upgrading the site so there may be some weirdness going on.... More

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Anyone know what this is? It's clogging up my server bandwidth and space with attempts to trackback spam. The annoying thing is that it's coming from all manner of IPs.... More

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Making Money Online - Part 3

So far the one way to make money online that has been really successful for me is to sell royalty-free photos on Fotolia. Within the first month of uploading photos... More

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Making Money Online - Part 2

There are many ways where you can make your own website self-sufficient. One way is to sign-up with Google AdSense. Once you're approved, you can start to include various types... More

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Is Referral Spamming (So Who's Watching The Trains?)

I guess someone at the China Railway Telecommunications Center is not watching the trains or yapping with the various stations on the grid because has been busy referral spamming... More

Monday, January 9, 2006

Introducing mediasushi: videos

mediasushi is expanding! Today, mediasushi: videos is launched. It will be where I will be sharing videos of the things I've seen and places I've been. So, go take a... More

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Gallery & CVS

Well, lately I've been trying to get my head round installing Gallery on the server and reading up on CVS. Apparently, CVS is a better way to get the latest... More

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Recent Tracks Played

Just integrated the Recent Tracks Played data feed onto my right sidebar here... go look! :-) Every so often it will update and you will be able to see the... More

Sunday, November 27, 2005

60,000 And Over

Well, today I finally hit the 60,000 mark in terms of hits on this site and it's not even the end of the month yet. I'm surprised... I did better.... More

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Landmark Hits

Wow. I checked my web stats today and looks like last October this site got the highest hits ever: 59,294!!! It's been going up significantly each month. Let's see if... More

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Referral Spam From, from China United Telecommunications Corporation, has hit every page I have on one of my sites. Urgh! It was also referral spamming at the same time for a site... More

Friday, October 21, 2005

Trackback Spam From Inhoster

Been getting loads of Trackback spam attempts from and User agents for both are either "Net::Trackback/1.01" or "Mozilla/5.0." Again, both the IPs seem to be coming from the... More

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Comment Spam From

Urgh! I've been getting just a little over a hundred comment spam hits from from somewhere in the Ukraine. I'd put this IP in your .htaccess file if I... More

Friday, October 14, 2005

Spam & Mozilla/4.76 [en] (Win98; U)

After a long dry spell, I'm beginning to see a spam run on the site again. So whilst it seems to be coming from all manner of IP addresses, the... More

Monday, October 3, 2005

Making Money Online

Well, now that I've got this website up and running for about a year... I'm starting to look at ways to make it self-sufficient. Right now, I'm trying out AdBrite.... More

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pardon The Mess

I'm currently in the middle of upgrading my templates and stylesheet. So pardon the mess that you see around here. The site will be up and running properly in the... More

Friday, August 19, 2005

Spam Attempts from

It's been going on for a few weeks now. There's this spammer trying to trackback and comment spam from the following IP: which can be traced back to the... More

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Comment and Trackback Spam Attempts

Seems like a comment and trackback spam run is starting. Interestingly, it seems to have started with a particular IP ( aka from Grapevine, Texas) doing a search first... More

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 Stop Downloading Every #$%@ Thing!

I don't even think that this is a user ( aka in Gilbert, Arizona). Possibly a bot? It's been downloading every single file and going through nearly every link... More

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Attempted Formmail Abuse

Checking my server logs from the last two days... and seems that there have been some attempts to try and abuse the formmail script on my site from: aka... More

Monday, March 21, 2005


Not quite a spam run yet but got a few referrer spams from and Keyword to block is "ro7kalbe" ppl.... More

I'm not sure what this IP is up to but it accessed two pages on the site. A quick whois check reveals that is aka I don't know... More

Sunday, March 13, 2005

That Crazy

Checked the web stats today and had 122 referrers from that stupid IP What the @$#%!... More

Sunday, March 6, 2005

Have You Been Doobu-ed?

Yeah. That's the latest spam, guys. Latest keyword to look out for is "doobu." Phooey!... More

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Fake IA Archiver

Saw this Chinanet IP masquerading as IA Archiver: - - [07/Feb/2005:13:47:14 +0800] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 13289 "-" "ia_archiver"... More

Friday, February 4, 2005

Referral/Trackback Spam UAs Evolving

Remember the all familiar referral/trackback spam UA - Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322? Well, it seems to be evolving now to the following: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;... More

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Referral Spam Madness - Part 2

Below is a new set of IPs that I've been getting referral spam from. I will be updating this list here as and when I get new IPs. For previous... More

Monday, January 17, 2005

Referral Spam Madness

Nothing's been cooking in my server logs until recently. From mid-December of last year till today, I've been getting endless referral spam from the following IPs: More

Sunday, December 5, 2004

Fake Googlebot

Every now and then something interesting will pop up in the server logs. Today, it is the fake Googlebot again - requesting 3-4 pages at one go within a second... More

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Syndicating Content on My Yahoo!

In hopes of boosting readership of this site, I've decided to include an "Add-to-My-Yahoo!" button to the sidebar. Thanks again to Elise for this useful tip.... More

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

mediasushi: photostore Launched

Today, the mediasushi: photostore is officially launched. At the moment, it only offers greeting cards of select photos from the mediasushi: photos site. Not knowing what demand would be like... More

Monday, October 18, 2004

mediasushi: photos Relaunched

After upgrading MT to the latest version, I spent a whole load of time reworking the layout of mediasushi: photos. With the help of Brandon Fuller's MT-PhotoGallery plug-in, I've been... More

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

mediasushi: photos is Open

mediasushi: photos is finally open for viewing after a gruelling week of recoding the templates. This is where I will be posting photos from my collection - both digital... More

Friday, April 16, 2004

Domain Name for 100 Years

This is funny. Network Solutions is now offering domain names for up to 100 years at USD9.99/year. Of course, who is to know whether they'll still be around as a... More

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Common img Tag Problems with W3C MarkUp Validator

Something else I discovered today - whilst running my site through the W3C MarkUp Validator, I kept getting errors for my img tags. Apparently, they weren't XHTML 1.0 Transitional or... More

Image Hot Linking

As I embark further into webmastering, I discover the evils of image hot linking. Now, it's nothing to do with porn but rather it's about people directly linking (we're talking... More

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Have You Looked at Your Server Logs Lately?

I'm supposed to be working on an assignment but decided to take a break to see what else is going on in my server logs. Lately, since I've started up... More


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