Massive Cookie

In the logs today is a server, identified by IP address 89.45.14.116, sending me a cookie, of sorts. No GET, POST, or HEAD, just “Cookie.” This was followed by a “normal” request to spam, with the supposed referrer being “http://www.wiiconsole-forsale.com/” which is just another spammy front page to a bunch of eBay listings. I suppose the unusual aspect of this is that they are actually listing them “Wii” toys.
The user agent is “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows U Windows NT 5.1 uk rv:1.9.2.16) Gecko/20110319 MRA 5.5 (build 02842) Firefox/3.6.16 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) sputnik 2.0.1.46″. MRA is meant to be “mail.ru agent”: an instant messenger. Firefox 3.6.16 dates back to 2011, but then Windows XP is even older. Sputnik is a bit of mystery to me.
Question is, then, which autospam-software is producing this cookie.

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A Rolling Van Gathers a Lot of Moss

My van is parked under a tree. Despite enough good intentions to pave a six-lane highway to hell, it doesn’t get washed much. I can’t remember the last time, but yesterday I had a go. That is when I noticed the pattern that had appeared in the green algae or whatever it is that are coating the paintwork on the roof. It really is very pretty.
 
interesting looking patterns in the green gunk that is on my van

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This is what I want next…

As I was wondering what I’d need to run two or more webcams of the same little board, I decided that I need USB 3.0. And this little thing has it all: the Minnowboard MAX. It has SATA2, USB 2 and 3, a dual core Atom processor with 2 GB RAM, and gigabit ethernet. (Data Sheet here.) No audio, but then I don’t really care about that anyway. And it’s £95 rather than $99.

There’s a heatsink still to be added, apparently. That does not bode well for the energy consumption…

http://uk.mouser.com/ProductDetail/CircuitCo/MINNOWBOARD-MAX-DUAL/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMs9lZI8ah3py/9KKP2eiFfZsbAbf7dOFFRyaqaqEqmd8g==

or even, $230 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/1935025023.html

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Microscope as Webcam

I put my USB microscope onto the Banana Pi, aimed it at a neglected crack in the floorboards, and ran motion. Here is what it caught last night. I wonder what it is. It doesn’t seem to be a dust mite. Read More »

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Quova Digs Deeper, or: BBC iPlayer programmes are available in the UK only…

The BBC has lately begun to think that I am not in the UK. I have a static IP, I paid to have a static IP, and have therefore had the same IP address for years. The iPlayer was still working in May. But now, when I attempt to open a programme in their iPlayer, I get this warning instead:

bbc iplayer not in uk

BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only.
Find out why.
If you are in the UK and see this message please read this advice.

The menu bar at the top of the .com version has different options to the .co.uk edition. So not only does the Player not work, is the news horribly biased towards Canada and the US, the weather has annoyingly few data points now. Read More »

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