To all my readers (all half dozen of you...), I wanted to comment on something.
Some of you may have noticed some VERY questionable web sites listed on the front page of my web site. These web sites are located on the right under "Recent Referers" and "Top Referers". Recently these sites have covered such topics as online poker, porn, rape videos, various sites selling prescription drugs, etc.
I did NOT place these links on my site!
These links are Referer Spam. Basically, spammers visit my site, and fake the information the browser sends to make it look like they are coming from these very questionable web sites, when they are not. Whenever a person views a web site, their browser sends a link to the web page that they were viewing when they navigated to your web site. This is known as the Referer. It's supposed to let you know who is linking to your web site. The blog software I use, logs and displays this information automatically. This has the side effect of allowing spammers to essentially insert links to their web sites on my web site without my permission! The blog software for my site also provides a way to remove and blacklist these referers to keep them from showing up, but it's a constant battle to try to keep ahead of these scumbags.
Please understand that this is not my doing and I would never endorse such things. I have been especially offended by the recent rape video links placed on my site. I am doing my best to fight this, but it is possible some of these things will slip by me for a while until I have a chance to block them out.
To my web hosting company (if you are watching), please understand this situation is out of my control.
To the posters of these referals, don't you people have any morals? My God, some of the things you post links to are truly disturbing. How do you sleep at night knowing you traffic in this filth?