Simon Willison’s Weblog


Monday, 13th April 2009 Blaine Cook’s archive of 301 and 302 redirects—needs to be automatically updated by a crawler for it to be really useful though. # 9:57 pm

How to cause moral outrage from the entire Internet in ten lines of code. Looks legit—the author claims to have sparked this weekend’s #amazonfail moral outrage (where Amazon where accused of removing Gay and Lesbian books from their best seller rankings) by exploiting a CSRF hole in Amazon’s “report as inappropriate” feature to trigger automatic takedowns. EDIT: His claim is disputed elsewhere (see comments) # 7:48 pm Small, easy to use online favicon generator. # 12:09 pm

I like rev=“canonical”. Les Orchard summarises the current debate over what colour to paint the rev=“canonical” bikeshed. # 10:41 am

django-shorturls. Jacob took my self-admittedly shonky shorter URL code and turned it in to a proper reusable Django application. # 9:31 am