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Thursday, October 27, 2011

They must really, really, REALLY like that one image

Dear Google Feedfetcher,

I know you must really love my picture showing a sign in Charlie's in 2009 which advised Googlers to "badge in"to pay for their next meal.

Googlers: Badging today will allocate funds for your meal tomorrow

I know this because you've requested it from my web server at least 591 times in the past week. You've also done it without the usual If-Modified-Since stuff which could let me return a 304. I find your wastes of CPU time, network time, and disk space to be amusing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.



$ grep badging-sm access_log | grep Feedfetcher-Google | wc -l