Archive for category Internet

Mar
16

Things are heating up!

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 March, 2005

Wow, the raid at the Swedish ISP Bahnhof last week has really made things heat up!

Here’s a meta-link providing total coverage of the story:

Piratkriget i media

Mar
15

Stand up for your rights

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 March, 2005

Well, well, well…. If you haven’t heard, there was a raid on a Swedish ISP a few days ago; read an English article about it here: http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/13/news/international/piracy.reut/index.htm

In short, the Swedish Antipiracy Agency (not as much an agency as a bunch of lawyers hired by the movie industry to seek out and terrorize everyone dealing in P2P and illegal downloads) had reason to believe that certain copyright violations had been made on a server that probably was located in the ISP’s server-room. They had a list of 4 movies and 8 songs that they were looking for; but instead of asking the ISP to tell the offenders to remove the violating files, they barged in on them unannounced.

And they didn’t find what they were looking for (“the server in question must be in another one of their locations”, a representative for the Antipiracy Agency reportedly said) – but that didn’t stop them from snooping around more in the ISP’s office and seizing four OTHER servers which they happened to find copywrited material on. This is an outraging breach of privacy and also a total misinterpretation and bending of the law. This has resulted in an uproar among not only Swedish “pirates” or P2P-users but also regular folks.

There is much talk in Swedish media today about the “Gestapo” methods of the agency in question; and how they have used all but illegal methods to extract information about file sharers and file servers. Some hackers hacked their site and exposed the rat behind the recent raid:

www.antipiratbyran.com
Mirror of the hack here

Some more articles: (All in Swedish!)

www.idg.se
www.piratbyran.org
www.piratbyran.org

Oh, and just so that I don’t appear TOO biased, some articles from the major Swedish newspapers:

www.aftonbladet.se
www.expressen.se
www.dn.se

Jan
18

HTML 4.01 compliance…again

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 January, 2005

Finally… after a few weeks break, I managed to convert even Sebastian’s pages into HTML 4.01 Strict; so the whole webpage should be fixed now (apart from the areas beyond my control, such as this blog utility)

Anyway, after reading some stuff on the web I have re-thought my task of making it XHTML compliant. As it turns out, that is not something to strive for.

:EDIT:
I forgot about those darn Scancup-pages… *sigh* Anyway, I will redesign that part of the webpage anyway, so no need to polish up the current coding.

Nov
26

Those darn search engines….

Posted by on Friday, 26 November, 2004

:( I checked the status of this webpage in the big search engines, and I can’t say that I’m overjoyed by the results, even though my webpage shows up pretty high in the rankings.

I searched using the terms “johan groth japan” and this is the results I got:

Yahoo : Ranked 25th (Not bad…)
MSN : 2nd (WOOHOO!)
Google : Not ranked within the first 400… However, I am mentioned on 17th place on the international site (3rd on the Swedish) through a friend’s webpage (thanks Henrik!)
Webcrawler : 10th (Yeah! But this is a meta-search engine, so maybe it doesn’t count…?)
Lycos : 3rd (OH YEAH!)
HotBot : 3rd (Coool!)

So there you have it, and also the reason for my not being 100% happy. When GOOGLE has like, 115% market share, does it even matter where the other search engines rank you? *sigh*

So if anyone has any tips on how to get Google to index my pages, just let me know. I’ve seen their damn spider in the weblogs, so they HAVE been there, that’s for sure.

Nov
24

Cleaning up the HTML….

Posted by on Wednesday, 24 November, 2004

Well, some technical info for anyone (anybody? helloooo???) who is interested…

I’m trying to clean up the whole website and make it 100% HTML 4.01 compliant. This is the first step towards making it XHTML-compliant, which will be my next step.

(Note, it does not include this weblog, since I didn’t code it – and it’s too much of a hassle to edit other people’s sources…)

:plain:

[EDIT]
Well… I’ve cleaned up all HTML within the ‘johan’ subfolder; except for the frame-index. It seems it’s impossible :crazy: to get frames with no framespacing and still use valid HTML 4.01. So I scrapped the idea of using a valid frameset and instead used another validator – a custom one made by someone who actually understands the stupidity of NOT allowing either ‘framespacing’ or ‘border’ as attributes for frameset. Thanks to Jukka Korpela! :satisfied: