126.96.36.199 – – [03/Jun/2004:12:54:48 -0400] “GET /~ptomblin/spam.html HTTP/1.1” 200 62881 “http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=how+make+spam&y=y&e=15316877&f=0%3A2766678%3A2718086%3A254845%3A9156085%3A91953%3A91989%3A15316877&r=Society+and+Culture%02Food+and+Drink%02Countries+and+Cultures%02Hawaiian%02Recipes” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)”
Decoded, that means that somebody went to the Yahoo directory pages for “Society and Culture/Food and Drink/Countries and Cultures/Hawaiian/Recipes”, then searched for “how make spam”, and ended up at a page of mine that describes how to stop email spam (now extremely out of date). I’m pretty sure that isn’t what they wanted.
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Frankly, the fact that they want to learn how to make spam is in itself disturbing.
Might not be as sinister as you think. A cow orker of mine lived in Hawaii for two years. According to him, Hormel’s SPAM is a very popular “food” on the islands. Perhaps someone was looking for Hawaiian-inspired SPAM dishes. Just a thought.
The Hawaiians like, of all things, Spam sushi.
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