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Diet Coke and Mentos

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jun 7, 2006
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Remember a couple of weeks ago when I found a site that seemed to link to me, but didn’t, but when I went there the blog had a picture of a kid that looked just like my son?

Today it happened again.

Today I found FuzzyGeek in my referer logs, but when I went there I could find no links headed this way. I did find a picture of “my son” though. Seems to be a different kid this time, but about the same age as the last one.

I understand that very improbable things do happen from time to time. I just wish that when they did, it was of the oh-look-a-huge-bag-of-money variety and not another wow-what-an-odd-coincidence variety.

On this upside, I did find this at that site: 101 bottles of Diet Coke and 531 Mentos. Just watch it. It’s cool.

Comments (8)

  1. Was it the same IP each time? There are people who set things up so that their browser always sends their home page as their referer no matter where they go or what they link, just as a sort of minor-league referer spamming to attract attention to their own site.

    I’ve seen it before. If I find it annoying enough, I block them in my firewall.

  2. Shamus says:

    Then I really ought to stop encouraging the practice by linking back to them. (Forehead slap)

  3. bkw says:

    Hi, I’m fuzzygeek.com.

    My site displays different things if you have an account on the site; my calendar, photo gallery, archives and links pages show if you’re logged in. It’s a minor method of keeping some things semi-private yet easily accessible to friends and family.

    (In the past I’ve also linked to your site in this post (http://fuzzygeek.com/index.cfm?AID=2942), which has scrolled off the front page.)

    So no nefariousness intended. :)

  4. Shamus says:

    Thanks for the links. What really threw me was that as a non-logged in person I couldn’t find the archives.

    Great site, btw.

  5. bkw says:

    Great site, btw.

    Thanks! And likewise (which is why it’s on my daily reads list). Most of the cool stuff is hidden from the general public tho :(.

    Over the last five years I’ve gone back and forth with regards to making the Archives publicly available, and hiding them so they’re only visible if you’ve logged in. I finally decided to make a token effort at preserving some small modicrum of privacy…

  6. Diet says:

    I love diet coke and mentos!!

  7. Bleep Test says:

    Nice article, great video. Keep the good stuff coming!

  8. claudia says:

    At what place you did?

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