For reasons that are pretty much historical, I use Webalizer for analysing my web site access logs. (I’m in the market for something better: any suggestions would be welcome.) Since earlier this month, however, my statistics have been broken: Webalizer died with a SEGFAULT every time it tried to parse the access log. The culprit wasn’t too difficult to find, but it was an interesting exercise that probably benefits from being passed on.
I haven’t used Hotmail for email since about 1999, but, inexplicably, people still send emails to my hotmail.com address. I occasionally check the account, usually to find that they have expired it due to inactivity. It’s hard to remember to check it, just to wade through the poker and dating spam that Hotmail’s weak spam filter lets through. Besides, the interface is dreadful and confusing. I’d like to get the useful emails in a timely fashion, but I’d rather not have to go near Hotmail to do it.
One of my friends found my name mentioned in an article in Forbes China about in-train internet access. Unfortunately, my Chinese reading ability is very limited, but I’m told that it’s a well-written article.