Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2012-01-11

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16:39 mwn3d_phone I kind of expected to see klondike solitaire on the new xkcd...but I guess its not a competitive game
16:40 mwn3d_phone And I don't think there are "top humans" for it
16:42 mikemol So it looks like Google Currents may be to blame for last night's OOMs. Something claiming a user agent of "GoogleProducer" was ignoring robots.txt and rapidly requesting several disallowed pages on the site (page version histories). "GoogleProducer" appears to be related to Google Currents.
16:43 mikemol I wasn't correctly logging IPs, but that should be corrected now. If it happens again, I'll be able to run a 'whois' on the source IP address to see if it's one of Google's networks the requests are coming from.
16:47 mwn3d_phone I wonder if they have something new for the new search features they just started up
16:47 mikemol mwn3d_phone: You might be interested that we now have *two* college courses referring students to RC. One course at radford.edu, and one course at pugetsound.edu.
16:48 mwn3d_phone And I couldn't get RIT to go along with it
16:48 mikemol No worries.
16:48 mwn3d_phone It looks like RIT has all python for the first year now
16:49 mwn3d_phone Not sure what the SEs are doing after that
16:49 mwn3d_phone But they take the whole first year of CS classes
16:50 mwn3d_phone I wonder how many hits we get from students there though
16:50 mwn3d_phone I'm pretty sure they have a block of IPs
16:50 mikemol Given that only two instructor course materials pages link to RC, I don't think it's a "thing" yet.
16:50 mikemol RIT?
16:50 mikemol What's their domain name?
16:50 mwn3d_phone rit.edu
16:50 mikemol Ah. rit.edu
16:50 fedaykin "Rochester Institute of Technology"
16:50 fedaykin "Rochester Institute of Technology"
16:51 mikemol They have 129.21.0.0/16
16:51 mwn3d_phone That sounds familiar
16:52 mikemol "dig a rit.edu" gives an IP of 192.21.1.40. "whois 192.21.1.40" gives the netblock that IP belongs to, and who owns it.
16:52 mikemol RIT owns the netblock.
16:53 mikemol mwn3d_phone: Under google Analytics, go to Audience->Technology->Network. You'll see a small search field under the graph. Type "Rochester", and hit the search icon.
16:54 mikemol In the last week...22 visits.
16:54 mwn3d_phone Heh oh
16:54 mikemol In all of last year, 1,172 visits.
16:54 mwn3d_phone it could be fun to give university-specific site notices to visitors...but that would probably scare people
16:55 mikemol Hm.
16:55 mikemol Actually, that's not a bad idea, particularly if it were tied to campus events.
18:14 mwn3d_phone One RIT campus event you missed was table flipping day on 11/11/11. They set up a table on the main walkway that you could flip to relieve stress from finals.
18:15 mwn3d_phone They would add placesettings for $1 each.
18:15 mwn3d_phone If we could hear about silly events like that and put up a notice that would be crazy for the visitors.
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18:19 opticron you know, that'd be fun, but I'd be afraid I'd hit myself with the table legs
19:19 mwn3d_phone Whoa
19:19 mwn3d_phone Cyrillic?
19:21 mwn3d_phone Гоблин apparently means "goblin"
19:22 mwn3d_phone Like the account created before it
19:22 mwn3d_phone So that's suspicious
19:22 mikemol Hm. Is the site gaining gremlins?
19:22 mwn3d_phone Don't feed them after midnight
19:22 mikemol I wouldn't worry about it; wait until after an account misbehaves.
19:22 mwn3d_phone Right
19:22 mwn3d_phone It might get captcha'd
19:23 mikemol If it misbehaves, you can ban its IP, which blocks sockpuppet accounts.
19:23 mikemol Meh. I think the captchas are mostly ineffective, now.
19:24 mikemol I'm about ready to stop allowing anon edits.
19:24 mwn3d_phone We've gotten lots of good ones lately
19:25 mikemol I've gotten a few good flythrough edits, I think, but I think we may have *one* good active anon editor.
19:26 mwn3d_phone That one 24.... anon editor will get pissed....again
19:27 mikemol I don't care if editors don't want to use their real name; they can use aliases for all I care.
19:29 mikemol It's not about identity over content, it's about coherency of communication. I don't care if that's understood or not, that's just the way communication works.
21:08 mikemol May also require email response before accounts may edit.
21:09 mikemol I got a bounce notification for that RefeneXuvite account; the email address it supplied came back as no-such-account.
21:22 mwn3d_phone mikemol: he had already misbehaved anyway
21:22 mikemol Probably not before I got the bounce notification.
21:29 mikemol The email would have been sent out at 20:11 UTC, at the time the account was created. Message bounced, was returned to RC within two seconds (by timestamp), forwarded over to google's mail servers three seconds later, "Delivered-To:" my gmail account 00:05:01 after the initial email that bounced.
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