The popularity of *LOL*

Every computer attached to the Internet has a number. For instance, this site has the number “[]”. Via a translation table (DNS) this is shown in your browser as “”, a name one can hire for some time to attach to a certain number.

But some numbers are special. Number which are in the range to for instance are reserved for internal network use. This means that your local laptop, router and other computers at home have often numbers in this range (there are other options).

So web sites with this number should never be present in any search engine or other meta site archiving tools.

However, when I reinstalled the SeoQuake toolbar (after installing Firefox 3 on my U3 drive) I noticed that remarkable these internal sites DO have entries in Google, in Yahoo, in MSN, which, I think, is a bug. Think about it: spidering links to internal pages and showing them in a public search engine is useless. Google has done his job well and doesnt show information on the sites however MSN does AND this does make it interesting to see what people have running at home. It is ALSO a security risk since IF there really is a link, clicking it could pass parameters to the sites you run at home at internal LAN addresses (a lot of people seem to run private mailservers…).


The most remarkable was the site of the Internet Archive where you can see the following archived page from 2000 under the IP address (above). You can see the page of their WIFI router! the SID is “tsunami” … They actually archived their own LAN pages haha… ultimate version control!

Now go ahead and try the other LAN addresses :)

Maak je Senseo koffie sterker

Change the strength of your cup of (Senseo) coffee!

Some people have found that their cup of coffee brewed with a Senseo is not strong enough. If you are one of these people, then there is hope! We have found a way to change the settings of your machine; if you change the quantity of water the machine uses, you can brew a stronger coffee.

Follow the instructions and you should be able to get a (much) stronger cup of your favorite coffee!

1. Turn off the machine and unplug it
2. Remove the watertank
3. Tilt the machine backwards
4. Remove the plastic seal
5. Use a small screwdriver (imbus) and select the quantity (see picture)
6. Place the watertank in its original place and turn on the machine
7. Brew a cup of coffee as you normally would, and taste the difference!

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The Senseo is originally set on 137.5ml
Turn the screw clockwise; 100ml
Turn the screw counter-clockwise; 200ml

Usage at own risk, always unplug the machine.

(via typical dutch stuff)