Saturday, September 30, 2006

Oops!! down to seventh

Pre Script: Nowadays, whatever I am writing here I am also posting it on my Google SEO Contest blog to fill it with little more of some sane content.
PS2: My blog in this post refers to my google seo contest blog.

Ohh no!
Search google for Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire and look for my blog. Done?
What happened? Why did my blog slipped from 2nd to 5th to 3rd and then finally down to 7th? Did my comment spamming using bot really worked against me. Well after working like hell for 3 days and fucking my exams for it, I was surpsrised when one of my comment-spam-target-blog-writer pointed out to me that those links in comments are of no use. Worpress automatically adds the attribute rel="nofollow" to all the links posted on comments. Havoc!!! All my effort gone waste. Thats when I started receiving comments back to my blog all blaming, accusing, threatening me and what not. Well in India, don't expect cyber laws to work. I dont fear the threatenings. But then a mail from one of my comment-spam-target-blog-writer made me realise that its indeed wrong, morally. So I then apolozised for spamming. And I have decided not to resort to such measures in future.

But so far I thought my spams for Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire didnt do any good to me nor did they anything bad to me. Now this sudden change in my position in the search results makes me to think that may be the spam report by some user was really taken seriously by the google. Or its just a periodical shift in position. If yes, then why? What should I do to get it back, say , at top two. Obviously no more spams...

All those who would like to exchange links with me - meaning they should put my link on their blog and I would put theirs on mine - please leave a comment here. I want as many links as possible. Doesn't matter if its from a page with 0 PR. By the way, this blog also has a PR of 0.
Mind you, I am talking about links for my blog here and not this blog.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

eXlinks - explode links

eXlinks stands for exponential links. They say:-


So go and register for free here. I don’t know whether it will really help or not. Or is it for real or some scam. But after reading about it in various blogs at digg and technorati and after knowing that its from the same people who made Blog Mad, I think it may be for real, but may be a little too hyped.

Anyways spending 5 secs to sign up is not much.

For those who don’t know about Blog Mad, its another cool service aimed at redirecting traffic to your blog through a system of credits. Go to the site to know more.

Now the keywords:- Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire .I will win :)

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Best Hacker Ever

Read this IRC chat transcript fully:-
Its really good.

Now a link to my Google SEO site.
Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire to increase its PR (hopefully).

My blog is currently at 3rd position.
Have a look here.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

IIIT LAN Browser

I have made this IIIT LAN Browser which allows someone from outside iiit to access our lan. Right now following domains are considered as part of IIIT LAN:-
I got this idea in summer when I found that daily tens of people, who were at home, would give their 200 password to me and ask me to check their grades on ISAS. So I thought why not make a site which would help such students.
I have been working on it since summer. The basic site was made in summer only. I implemented everything including forms, response headers like user-agent, accept, etc. But after implementing it I found its still not working for ISAS. To my utter dismay, I found that ISAS site used cookies and my LAN Browser just ignored cookies. I tried ... but couldnt do it.
But now, when exams are so near, I had to find something for keeping me away from studying. So started it again and now its work. Yes... now you can check your grades while at home!

[UPDATE : Now its working for diglib as well. There was some bug. Now you can download softwares from diglib for your home pc.]

This site could also be configured to make it as an anonymous proxy site. I would do such things in future. Right now I think I must study.

And finally this link to my blog : Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire to increase its PR.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Stupid Blogger/Blogspot

Blogger/Blogspot has now reached the limit regarding being stupid and non-professional. As many of you know, shifting to blogger beta has been a nightmare for most of the bloggers. If you don't know read my old posts here, here and here and also go and checkout google's blogger help group at google groups.
I am writing this post because today they did another stupid mistake. They disabled the old feeds url and instead started feeds on this new url: for everyone(atleast all beta users). But before doing this or even after doing this they should have sent a mail notifying us of this, which they didn't. In fact, ideally, they should give us an option whether we want to shift our url or not. Because many people might have subscribed to the old feed and would have no way to know what happened to the old feed. They should additionally display a message at the old feed saying that it has been moved to a new url.
I got to know only when I saw that my new post was not coming on smr's blogroll. Instead my old post was being displayed there.
So, moral of the story, blogger sucks. I think I should move on to wordpress.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Strategy backfired?

Looks like my last post backfired. I tried to increase the page rank of my contest blog by providing inbound links to it from this blog. But instead *this* blog is coming earlier in the google search results than my contest blog. May be thats because my present blog is old and has relevant things which has already gathered a good page rank over time. So just the appearance of the Shaastra keyword made it come at top.
So now my new strategy is to provide more and more links to several pages of my contest blog so that google bot understands that thats a more important page than this one... thats why there are so many links to it from this page. It was not just one out of million links!
So Mr./Master/Miss/Mrs/Monieur/whatever google bot, do understand my concerns and help me. I am desperate.
And those fellow humans who are still reading this post, can u please leave a comment along with ur blog url if u would agree to get a few spam comments linking to my contest site.
It would be of great help to me.
Another thing is that I risk my blog being deactivated for illegal use of blogspot's resources. Yes... thats the reason the seo contest was put on hold for around 1 month. Earlier the organisers allowed any blog site for the contest. Then wordpress and blogspot deactivated several blogs citing misuse of their resources as the reason. So now organisers have created a ditto copy of wordpress on their own server. And everyone has to register there.
I hope this blog would not be deactivated because I m just blogging about my normal life. The actual contest blog is not this but on iitm's server.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Google SEO contest

Shaastra, IITM's techfest has a Google SEO Contest where you have to make a blog like this that will come at top for a particular string search on goggle. The particular string is "Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire". This is an extremely weird string. Before the contest started you would have got 0 results for this page.
So, the point of writing this blog is not that I feel like blogging but just to provide some precious inbound links to my contest blog at so that it improves its page rank. Thats the reason I am giving so many links to it.
Humans, please stop reading ... or u r getting to be surely bored.
Google Bots, you continue scanning and pasrsing this page or else how am I suppose to increase the ranking of my contest blog. So google bots, here are a few more links to my contest blog.
Please, please bring it at top for the search string "Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshire".
Hope you counted them as inbound links to my blog and didn't considered it as a spam.
Lets take one more link bot : shaastra autophytes.
A few more links to my blog categories in alphabeticla order:-
Autophytes Invernesshire
Shaastra Thamesportal
Shaastra Thamesportal Zalecenia Autophytes Invernesshir
Thamesportal Zalecenia
Zalecenia Autophytes

Humans, if u r still reading, please drop in your ideas and comments about how can I make my site come at top.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Why is my blog always on top in IIIT Blogroll ?

There is some problem with my feed since I shifted to blogger beta. The blogger beta atom feed was not getting correctly parsed by SMR's IIIT Blogroll. It seems MagpieRSS (the software used by blogroll to parse feeds) is not comfortable with the newer versions of Atom Feeds. So I decided to shift to RSS feed. But Blogger would allow RSS feeds only to paid customers. So I created an account at which takes my atom feed provided by blogger as input and publishes an RSS Feed. And I asked blogroll to subscribe to this feed.
Now my blog feed started getting parsed, but time is not correct. Blogger publishes the time in this format 2006-09-11T01:26:52.069+05:30 , i.e GMT +05:30. Now feedburner keeps the same time but changes to 05:30 to -05:00 . So a blog written at 1:26:52 +5:30 becomes 1:26:52 -5:00.
Now blogroll rightly adds 10:30 minutes to this time to get the IST time which becomes 11:56:52am.
So my blog comes to top and remains there atleast till 11:56am.
The problem is with feedburner(changes +0530 to -0500). Any solutions ??

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A good programming problem

There was a really good and tough problem in TCCC 2006 Algo Competition. None of around 600 participants could solve it in the given time.
You can try the problem in the practice arena.
And remember that your solution should not take more than 2 seconds for the worst case.

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Yahoo AddressGuard - Fighting Against Spam with disposable email addresses

Its good to see that Yahoo has found out a new way of preventing us from spam. Lately I was getting a lot of spams in my students account(IIIT students server) as well as yahoo account. Well, I can't do anything about students account (LOL at sysadmins), but yahoo's new AddressGuard concept may help reducing spams.
Though Yahoo is successfully able to filter spams to my bulk folder, still I can't ignore them all as some of my important mails are also labeled as spam and moved to bulk folder... specially mails from my students id.... again I think a fault of sysadmins.
The new concept is : You can create several email ids of the format basename-keyword@yahoo and then use different ones at different places. Messages to all ids will come into your inbox or separate folders as u choose. Once you see a particular email id is the reason for spams, then simply delete it.

Good ... No! My old original email id is still valid and its already been targeted for spams. How do I deal with that? I think Yahoo people must find an answer to that. I was all delighted to see the new service but the problem is still not solved for old users who are already been targeted for spams.
While writing this post, with the help of googling I found out yahoo AddressGuard, in a modified form, already existed for paid users. Also gmail also has something similar - aliases... but their method is not so good. Gmails aliases are of the format So spammers can easily extract the original email id from this alias (string before the plus is the original gmail id). But yahoo's format is different coz basename has no relations with your original yahoo id.
Read the official thing here. You can get a different perspective about it here and here.

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