I've decided Yahoo! and MSN are not worth the traffic

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NIKON D70 - 1/400 sec, f4.5 at 46mm

I've decided to block Yahoo Slurp and MSNBot from spidering my site. Both are so completely useless as search engines that I reckon I'll be better off without them.

Between them they have spidered about 3400 pages so far this month. Combined they have referred about 120 visitors. 111 of them have searched for "naked women" and found this page. The other 9 visitors have searched for "foot fetish" and found this page.

Not only will I save the bandwidth, It'll reduce my web server log file size and I'll have less sickos that use the WWW to look for naked women and photos of feet technically in our house. Jeez you lot, can't you find something better to do with the power of the your internet connection? Besides, search is the crappiest way to find free porn.

The Photo

The photo is of a kite surfer kite taken at Orewa Beach. I went on a mission to get some photos of the rare North Island Robin at Wenderholm Regional Park. Unfortunately I took the wrong track. By the time I'd realized I was in the wrong place it was going to be the hell walk to get there. So I turned around and headed back.

Map of the photo location
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Posted: Sunday, 21 May, 2006 17:40

Captured: 2006:05:21 15:02:46

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  • Awesome colors of contrast of the parachute and the sky's deep blue. How do you block people from spidering your site?
    dean - Sunday, 21 May, 2006 18:28
  • Dean, you just poke a file called robots.txt on your site. See mine here <a href="http://www.spudooli.com/robots.txt">http://www.spudooli.com/robots.txt</a>
    Dave - Sunday, 21 May, 2006 18:52
  • Have thought the same thing. This is a cool shot, the colour saturation is excellent. Makes me want to see more!
    ROB - Monday, 22 May, 2006 21:57
  • Sweet! Thanks Dave!
    dean - Tuesday, 23 May, 2006 4:48

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