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Little things that I find interesting

Recently, I came across this interesting webpage swarmthe.com. It basically is a project, just like Whatpulse where you will be able to view, in real-time, what webpages other people are viewing.

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm.

Website traffic is symbolized with thin lines. Each time you see a line appear, it means someone has moved from one site to the other. You can gauge how many people are swarming around based on the number of lines.
Give it a try, and also, since I said it, might as well introduce Whatpulse.

Now, Whatpulse is basically a program which logs keystrokes (not keys, unlike a keylogger/trojan) and clicks. Now, you may be wondering, what's the point of all these things. The reason is simple, ever wondered how much keys you typed all this while? Ever wonder how much clicks are there in a game of Counter-Strike? That's the reason. Not only that, the user can also send his information to the Whatpulse server for it to store and to get a total cumulative value of the number of clicks/keys.

When you "pulse", you're actually sending your keycounts in the program to the server along with other information about your Account, so the server can decide where to put the keycount. If the pulse goes according to plan, the server sends back an "OK", and the client's keycount is reset to 0 (zero), and your previous keys are added to your profile in the server database! :)

And for all you people who are thinking "oeh mi god a keylogger, no way!", well, exactly, No way. WhatPulse is not and never will be any sort of keylogger, it does not collect the keys you type, but only how many keys you type.
So far, since I've joined about 9 months ago, I've logged about 4,000,000 keystrokes/2,000,000 clicks. (4,071,170/1,937,330 to be exact).

One other program that I find rather interesting is this, ServStats. It's a Firefox extension whereby, I'll quote here:
ServStats is a Firefox extension that lets users share statistics about web server connectivity and diagnose network failures. With ServStats, you can just push a button in your browser to find out the number of times other people have attempted to connect to a server, the average latency and rate of failure for that server, and more.
Hmmph, keep you posted. I'll be blogging more often nowadays.

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