Myspace and Hotlinking

MyspaceAs I’ve written about before, some of my images get hotlinked from and other sites. Mostly from Kids that think I took a cool photo, but it is annoying. Going thru my log to find the offenders is simple enough (Need for future reference):

$ egrep -i “jpg” /var/log/httpd/access_lo* |
egrep -v “//||| “-“” |
awk ‘{print $11}’ | cut -d”/” -f3 |sort | uniq | less

Which gives me a list of hosts hotlinking my images. It’s flattering that people find my photos interesting, but it’s still annoying. To make life more fun, I’m being hotlinked from some really Odd Message Forums too. I’ve taken some interesting and amusing steps to deal with it, so we’ll see how long it continues.

Music I’m listening to right Now:

Hate Me by Blue October from the “Foiled” Album.

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