A TinyURL with an opinion

August 22nd, 2007

The TinyURL.com service allows you to instantly generate short URLs from long ones. For example, a link to a long URL at Wikimedia Commons becomes http://tinyurl.com/2lp8q4. Each new URL submission is added to a database, and the next free alphanumeric string is set as an identifier.

Naturally, I had to try some rather amusing subsets of the range of alphanumeric possibilities. (Read: Offensive language ahead.)

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Turn off domain guessing and keyword search in Firefox

September 1st, 2006

For security and ease of troubleshooting, turn off Firefox's automatic keyword search and domain guessing features.

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rel=canonical

January 13th, 2006

Matt Cutts recently posted on the topic of canonicalizing URLs. He strongly recommends consistency in usage of www vs. non-www, / vs. /index.php, etc. (Roger Johansson has two-lines of .htaccess code that will solve the www issue.) I'd like to try a more client-side approach, just for the fun of it.

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