Are there any web pages that you visit looking for changes? I use to watch web sites that have an RSS feed to let me know about changes, but not all websites have RSS feeds. For example, I have a file upload page where Sherry posts the latest church bulletin so that I can use it to update the SJN website. However, I never know when she has uploaded the new file. Now looks several times each day and lets me know if there is anything new. Below is a test e-mail it just sent me because it noticed the two file name changes I made an hour before.

Rather than give them my real e-mail address, I used a temporary bloglines e-mail address.

WatchThatPage: 1 pages changed

By WatchThatPage


View your changes online at


Differences in page


Linus and Lucy Song


SJN bulletin 12-11b


Mac5 on Oz has moved physically (to the Rum Ridge data center) as well as upgraded from a Mac G3 called Wart to a Mac G4 called Oz. Everything seems to have transfered well, but let me know if anything misbehaves.

Wart is now being loaded on the Gramalie Express and heading for Lakeland to join the famous Duct Tape iPod.

Mac.5 In The Corner

I added a small “Mac.5” link in the upper-right corner of the main page of each blog. This makes it easier to bounce between blogs by returning to the main index.

CC in Sydney

CC left a comment on one of Claire’s blog postings. The message seems harmless, but asked for information about where Claire lives. The e-mail address also looks a bit suspicious, and the MovableType spam rating did not like the i.p. address of the sender.

Since you should never give out personal information to someone you don’t know, I sent the e-mail below from my junk e-mail box. This could be a mendacious adult posing as a kid, but in the event it is a real kid, I thought it would be nice for her to get a response.

I really can’t think of a way for one kid to prove they’re a kid unlesss they meet in person or they have someone they know in common. Can you?

— Fishback wrote:

> Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 04:06:39 -0800 (PST)

> From: Fishback

> Subject: Hello from CC’s Dad

> To:


> Thank you for your recent blog post. I’m CC’s Dad and I do not allow her

> to e-mail strangers. You asked her on your post where she is from. She

> lives in the southeast United States.


> I don’t know how two kids on the internet can prove they are kids and not

> someone trying to trick another kid, which is ashame.


> Hope the weather is nice in Sydney. We are very chilly here.


> Thanks for leaving a post!


> CC’s Dad