Hotlinkers!

I discovered that many people have been hotlinking images from my site, basically stealing my bandwidth. For some reason, this picture of a beer keg from my homebrewing page is very popular. Stolen Beer Keg Image.

I only just noticed this, because the hotlinkers were buried way down in my referrer log, under an avalanche of referrer-spam. For some reason, the referrer spammers appear to have given up, I don’t see nearly so many referrals from online poker shitheads anymore.

I just turned on the “hotlink protection” feature of my web hosting service, which will immediately result in broken images for all the people who have linked my keg. It will be interesting to see how much my bandwidth drops off after this.

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