Friday, February 25, 2005

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

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Saturday, February 19, 2005

People stealing my bandwidth (and no credit to me!)

I was looking through my web logs recently and found a number of people were displaying my images
on their websites. Sure it is a bit flattering that someone liked my photo of our rug was perfect for the background of their blog or thought that embedding a 1M photo I took of John Kerry and Howard Dean in a high traffic web forums [1 | 2] was a good idea. However they sucked up nearly 200M of my monthly bandwidth quota and didn't even give me credit for the photos. You know, I think that may be the worst part.

So this evening I googled around for the magic Apache configuration commands that would prevent
JPG/GIF images from being embedded in someone else's web page. (ie: one not hosted on

For the record, just pop this in a file named ".htaccess" in the same directory as were the images
are located and it will refuse to let GIF/JPG images to be loaded from other sites.

SetEnvIfNoCase Referer "^http://.*" local_ref=1

<filesmatch ".(gif|jpg)">

Order Allow,Deny

Allow from env=local_ref


Read Ken Coar's Preventing Image 'Theft' tutorial for complete details.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

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Friday, February 4, 2005

Merrimack resident killed in Iraq

Outside the Merrimack American Legion Hall this week.

In Memory of Legionaire Cpl Tim Gibson, USMC

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From's Calendar of
US Military Dead
during Iraq War
, January 28th, 2005.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of 11 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, of Weston, Wyo.

Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, of Huron, Ohio.

1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, of Granville, Mass.

Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, of Hillsborough, N.H.

Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, of Montgomery, Ohio.

Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, of Northampton, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Tony L. Hernandez, 22, of Canyon Lake, Texas.

Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, of Champaign, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, of Orange, Fla.

Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, of Cherokee, Iowa.

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, of Baltimore, Md.

All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Hernandez was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.