This Land is My Land – Kerry vs Bush

Whether you’re a left wing wiener or a right wing nutjob, if you’ve been following the US presidential campaign, you’ll be sure to laugh out loud when watching the This Land is My Land flash animation poke fun at John Kerry and GW... Read More

Fix WordPress RSS feeds

By default wordpress shows these RSS feed links:
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/feed/rss2/
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/feed/rss/
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/feed/atom/
etc

However, Google looks for RSS feeds named:

  • rss.xml – for an RSS 0.92 or 2.0 feed
  • index.rdf – for an RSS 1.0 feed
  • atom.xml – for an Atom RSS news feed

This means that each day when the GoogleBot visits my Blog, it generates many 404 file not found errors in my website logs by asking over and over again for :

  • http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/rss.xml
  • http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/index.rdf
  • http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/atom.xml

After 15 such errors in the last hour I decided to see what I could do to fix this so that WordPress would display links to my RSS feeds which would stop GoogleBot hassling me with errors….
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Robots META Tag Unnecessary

Many people include the Robots META tag : meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow” In their website’s header section to encourage search engine robots to index the page (add it to their database) and... Read More

The Status Quo isn’t Good Enough

I struck an interesting problem recently when attempting to gain a contract from an advertising agency to provide website optimisation services for their clients…

I had outlined the benefits of designing a website using a holistic approach to take advantage of the benefits in using web standards like XHTML & CSS, combined with the Apache web server, PHP scripting and MySQL database with quantifiable benefits such as:
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The Da Vinci Code

I finally succumbed to reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown last week It seems that every man and his dog has read this book, except me (until now) I thought it It wasnt as good as it was hyped up to be .. actually it reminded me of Ice Station Zebra... Read More

Post 1 of Many

I plan on using this web log (blog) to store useful information I find on the internet (like my Web Development articles). If anyone else also finds the information useful, they are welcome to it :-) The software doing all the work behind the scenes of... Read More

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads is Laugh out loud stuff as Scott Adams lampoons modern management techniques :-) You loved the comic strip; now read the business advice. Or should that be... Read More