Archive for: March, 2011


Mar 30 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

Somewhere along all updates I forgot to update the CreeperSiteMapEngine, perhaps one of the most important pieces for search enging robots to index, it generates an XML with links, priority, update frequence for almost all pages on the site, again it was a silly error .. encoding of urls. As we accept IDN-domains, a small piece of code that handled the encoding that wasn’t very well written, which made the script emit errors and halt less than half way through.

That might explain why I haven’t seen as much traffic to certain pages as expected, hopefully the sitemap.xml will be re-indexed in a while and traffic returns.

There is also a humans.txt file available as well, with credits to the helpful people around me.

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A few more ranges

Mar 22 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

Added about 35 new IP-ranges, mostly media in the USA but also European and even Asian. The count is 1130 monitored ranges, adding more as they become available/found.

A nasty encoding bug I’ve been chasing for a couple of days has been resolved, it also prevented the pages from rendering valid XHTML 1.0 Strict results. Should be easy to up the pages to HTML5, some modifications necessary though.

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Mar 15 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

Somehow I managed to fill up the server disk with either cached data or logs, probably cache, discovered it while at work and had to dig up my login credentials for the VPS hosting, added more disk and pressed “play”. Seems to work at the moment, but I’ll check what happened when I get home tonight.

The service did not go down, just the website .. while serving pages. In a little more than two years, I’ve had about 4 hours downtime.

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Maintenance update

Mar 13 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

Just updated a lot of code and templates of the CreeperFramework, preparing for further updates. No new ranges in this update but I’ve got serveral up my sleeve.

Some optimization, prettification, validation of HTML, tweaks on SEO-stuff, javascript and will turn on compression in the next update.

I’ll put some effort into completing the WordPress plugin, CreeperPing .. as the project has gone stale. Need to put this one out the door.

Have given evercookie‘s a thought ..

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Mentions about MediaCreeper

Mar 08 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

Reactions to MediaCreeper turns up every now and then, the latest I found were kind of speculative .. (in Swedish) .. didn’t really take a stance for or against, just contemplating about the fact that it exists and thereabouts.

Silverback (also in Swedish) writes about MediaCreeper, commenting the fact that he can actually see that media circles his blog regularly.

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API considered stable (enough)

Mar 07 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

The MediaCreeper API ( has been online for a couple of weeks now and are considered stable. It has been linked on the Swedish OpenData-site, a sort of repository of links to open APIs and data collections.

The MediaCreeper API is licensed under CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike or CC BY-NC-SA for short.

There are a non-public part of the API that isn’t completed yet, the CreeperPing. It’s a WordPress plugin that will interact with MediaCreeper over a Server-to-Server protocol, capable of circumventing blocking and blacklisting of CreeperFramework (MediaCreeper and variants).

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Multilingual FTW?

Mar 07 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

I just uploaded a PO file to and checked a few languages I consider “primary” as active for translation. Go to to help us make MediaCreeper truly multilingual. The base-language is English and if you know French, Spanish, Danish, German, Finnish or Dutch, please help us with the 72 text-fragments that need translations.

I’ll add the languages to MediaCreeper as they become completed.

Next round of translations may include .. (your language here). Suggestions welcome, just comment on this post.

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