So to break the silence on the blog for the last few months, I just wanted to give a little shout-out to the Wget/126.96.36.199
bot at 188.8.131.52
for making it onto my banned IP list. This bot was banned because they severely abused our bandwidth over the last few days.
Since this site is informational and we like to catch bots "in the wild", we rarely impose restrictions on the bots that visit.
However, this bot hit us 82,000+ times in just a few hours today, and over 50,000 times in the last 3 days.
After today's volume, we banned them.
Sorry about the delay between posts - alot of work has happened mainly on our other sites over the last few months, and that consumed our time. I'll start posting more frequently now that we are out of the woods on the principal development of our newest sites. For the sake of keeping this blog's integrity, I'll refrain from shameless promotion of those sites here...
As far as growth on the site, you should check out our iPhone
category - it is our most visited category so far this year.
In other news, we have now reached 181,492
user agents and 1,951