## mathres.net: Curiously ineffective splog

mathres.net, also know as Math Resources, is a crappy little splog. You see, they scraped my content about The Boy’s math homework because, clearly, I’m providing some deep insight into math or homework or math homework. Isn’t it obvious that my account of eye-rolling is a highly-sought math resource? But wait! you say. What if they’re a (math) legitimate aggregator? You know, it’s (math) automated so maybe it’s (mathematics) overly inclusive?

Alas, this would be (math) wrong. See, they attributed my piece to ‘unknown’ – but the (math) spider/scraper/whatever-they’re-using stored my pseudonym to tack on to *someone else’s stolen content*.

So no, they just like to scrape the internet for keywords like math. Math. Math. Would I piss in their Google Juice by retyping keywords or phrases like math or mathematics or math test or math homework? Would I want them to steal this (math homework) content? I certainly (math) might.

As for the ‘curiously ineffective’ label? Their ad fraud has already been caught by Google. Pathetic little splog fraudsters… but I repeat myself.

April 24th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Okay, but you have to admit it does make you want to mess with their heads and just randomly sprinkle words like math, trigonometry, and polynomial into posts otherwise devoted to cooking. It reminds me of game for folks who like to mess with the heads at the NSA by drizzling “terrorist, airplane, and nuclear” into every unencrypted email.

April 24th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Okay, but you have to admit it does make you want to mess with their heads and just randomly sprinkle words like math, trigonometry, and polynomial into posts otherwise devoted to cooking. It reminds me of game for folks who like to mess with the heads at the NSA by drizzling "terrorist, airplane, and nuclear" into every unencrypted email.

April 24th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Indeed it does…

I seem to remember from back in the day (2400 baud modems and all that) a signature generator that would append randomly constructed ransom notes or terrorist threats to your outgoing email. Stuff like “This is a communique from the Zzyxx Liberation Front; we have procured 500 kilos of Semtex yadda yadda yadda keyword keyword keyword blah blah blah and so on” all wedged in between your geek code and your public PGP key…

April 24th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Indeed it does…

I seem to remember from back in the day (2400 baud modems and all that) a signature generator that would append randomly constructed ransom notes or terrorist threats to your outgoing email. Stuff like "This is a communique from the Zzyxx Liberation Front; we have procured 500 kilos of Semtex yadda yadda yadda keyword keyword keyword blah blah blah and so on" all wedged in between your geek code and your public PGP key…