So long Netscape Browser

As most of you folks know, I use the Netscape 7.2 browser for most of
my internet work.  It’s a fairly simple browser that supports most
javascript, css and the like on the net.  And it’s not too code
bloated to max out system memory every 30 minutes like IE does.

I have to install it every time I sit down at the terminal
though.  The last time I installed it a few days ago, I discovered
a notice on the screen announcing the end of support for Netscape products.

Now I have to decide if I’ll keep using my stored copy of Netscape or move over to Firefox.


AOL Wins $5M Judgment Against Spammer


A man who sent billions of junk e-mails hawking online college degrees, sexually explicit Web sites and “generic Viagra” must pay more than $5 million in penalties to America Online Inc., a federal judge ruled. Christopher William Smith, of Prior Lake, Minn., was considered one of the world’s worst spammers, operating under the name Rizler. He is now in a Minnesota jail awaiting trial on criminal charges that he violated federal drug laws while operating an online pharmacy.

Read about it here.

Search Engines

Simply makes a post about how MSN was the first search engine to crawl his or her blog and, in doing so, maybe the better search engine.

I’ve got to agree. When I ran my Daria site, the only search engine I didn’t have issues with was MSN’s. Both Yahoo and Google has thousands of bad links, they listed sites before my which had nothing to do with Daria, and were just a royal pain.

I went over to to compare the results for searches from the search engines for this site. Now, mind you, that Google’s blog search is big on promoting using ping services and says that that’s how it will pick up on the site.

Link Popularity Check:

Google: 0
Hotbot: 0
MSN: 8 (From 6 different sites)
Yahoo/ Altavista: 1 (But doesn’t list it)

Search Engine Saturation

Google: 0
HotBot: 5 (Home page plus 4 articles)
MSN: 1 (Home page)
Yahoo: 0

Mind you that this is now after 2 months of blogging here. Google’s blog index has three incoming links to this site but doesn’t have any of the pages indexed though. Strange…

I’ll take another look in a few days.