Welcome Back

I reinstalled the blog after unsuccessfully dealing with the latest Pharma Hack. Basically, this piece of shitcode detects if your site is being browsed by a search engine, and replaces all of your links with pharma spam. Splendid, no? More info is available at Chris Pearson's blog.

Here's a little bit of Python that I've put together to check the status of my sites. This has been great for figuring out if I've been hit or not. Released under the public domain.

UPDATED: Moved it to a separate file for my own sanity: check_url.py