Wolda 2008

Hungary Logo Eulda 2007

This one is my favourite logo from Eulda 2007, European Logo Design Annual. Now, Eulda has gone global, becoming Wolda: Worldwide Logo Design Annual.

As you can see on Wolda website, you can submit your logo for Wolda ’08: any logo printed, published or visible online between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007 is eligible.

Web Analytics Jokes

On 18th Dec 2007 Avinash Kaushik, author of Web Analytics: an hour a day, wrote a post intitled Web Analytics Demistified.

On 7th Jan 2008 Eric T. Peterson, author of Web Analytics Demistified, wrote a post intitled Web Analytics: an hour a day.

23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies

You must read 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies. Now.

Does YouTube sell links?

YouTube has PageRank 3: maybe YouTube is selling links. But if this is the case, i can see, right now, just one potential buyer

Wassup: the wordpress plugin for real time visitors tracking

Michele just launched Wassup, a nice WordPress plugin to get real time informations about your visitors. Give it a try!

302 loops with Pligg

Yesterday i spent many hours trying to fix a 302 loop with Pligg (a great piece of open source software to create a Digg clone site), so i’m gonna post here the (easy) solution, just in case someone else have same problem.

Installed Pligg and enabled search engine friendly URL (Pligg calls it URL Method 2), i had a loop of 302 redirects when i tried to visit users page.

Apache’s error log file said “Negotiation: discovered file(s) matching request: /path/to/vhost/domain.tld/htdocs/index.html (None could be negotiated).” and it should had tell me something, but i haven’t be able to look for the solution in the right place (Google is not always the best place…).

Apache’s access log file showed a bunch of 302 redirects. So, the problem was a loop of 302 redirects (and page wasn’t loaded, of course).

Where the problem was? I immediately thought to look in .htaccess file, but after i commented every single rewrite instruction i still had the problem. Then, i looked at Apache’s configuration to remember how virtual host are configured (i use VHCS on the server i installed Pligg).

At that point, something catched my eyes. In fact, vhosts have this line:

Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

In .htaccess file i had the line:

Options +Indexes +FollowSymlinks

So, looking for explanation of every option in Apache documentation, i found out that MultiViews was the option giving problems to me (more info here).

And adding -MultiViews to the line above fixed the problem. So, just change

Options +Indexes +FollowSymlinks

to

Options +Indexes +FollowSymlinks -MultiViews

if you have the same problem of 302 redirects loop.

I spent many hours to find it out, so i hope this post can save your time in case you have the same problem.

Doubts

Should we report this as paid link or just sphinn it?

So simple, so genius

Running from Camera

A beautiful apartment in Rome

A few weeks ago i’ve been in Rome for a meeting. Maybe one day i’ll talk about this meeting, since we discussed a very interesting project, but today i just want to give my link love to the apartment in Trastevere where i stayed.

Trastevere is great because it’s full of life and this apartment is located in a nice small street with a lot of pubs and restaurant.

And there’s even pizzeria Nerone, where you can eat my favourite kind of pizza: pizza with ‘nduja. Yum!

The apartment is very nice (pictures on that page tell you exactly what you will find) and if you need a place to stay in Rome, i really suggest to give it a try. However, i think other accomodations must be as good as the one i tried.

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