Country suffix list for Internet domains

Here`s a list of of country suffixes for Internet domains (that i know off)

Anything missing? Feel free to comment about it and i will update the list.

.ac Ascension Island
.ad Andorra
.ae United Arab Emirates
.af Afghanistan
.ag Antigua and Barbuda
.ai Anguilla
.al Albania
.am Armenia
.an Netherlands Antilles
.ao Angola
.aq Antarctica
.ar Argentina
.as American Samoa
.at Austria
.au Australia
.aw Aruba
.ax Aland Islands
.az Azerbaijan
.ba Bosnia-Herzegovina
.bb Barbados
.bd Bangladesh
.be Belgium
.bf Burkina Faso
.bg Bulgaria
.bh Bahrain
.bi Burundi
.bj Benin
.bl Saint Barthelemy
.bm Bermuda
.bn Brunei Darussalam
.bo Bolivia
.br Brazil
.bs Bahamas
.bt Bhutan
.bv Bouvet Island (Norway)
.bw Botswana
.by Belarus
.bz Belize
.ca Canada
.cc Cocos Islands
.cd Congo, Democratic republic of
.cf Central African Republic
.cg Congo, Republic of
.ch Switzerland
.ci Ivory Coast
.ck Cook Islands
.cl Chile
.cm Cameroon
.cn China
.co Colombia
.cr Costa Rica
.cs Czechoslovakia (former)
.cu Cuba
.cv Cape Verde
.cx Christmas Island
.cy Cyprus
.cz Czech Republic
.de Germany
.dj Djibouti
.dk Denmark
.dm Dominica
.do Dominican Republic
.dz Algeria
.ec Ecuador
.ee Estonia
.eg Egypt
.eh Western Sahara
.er Eritrea
.es Spain
.et Ethiopia
.eu European Union
.fi Finland
.fj Fiji
.fk Falkland Islands
.fm Micronesia
.fo Faroe Islands
.fr France
.ga Gabon
.gb Great Britain
.gd Grenada
.ge Georgia
.gf French Guiana
.gg Guernsey
.gh Ghana
.gi Gibraltar
.gl Greenland
.gm Gambia
.gn Guinea
.gp Guadalupe (France)
.gq Equatorial Guinea
.gr Greece
.gs South Georgia / South Sandwich Islands
.gt Guatemala
.gu Guam
.gw Guinea-Bissau
.gy Guyana
.hk Hong Kong
.hm Heard and McDonald Islands
.hn Honduras
.hr Croatia / Hravtska
.ht Haiti
.hu Hungary
.id Indonesia
.ie Ireland
.il Israel
.im Isle of Man
.in India
.io British Indian Ocean Territory
.iq Iraq
.ir Iran
.is Iceland
.it Italy
.je Jersey
.jm Jamaica
.jo Jordan
.jp Japan
.ke Kenya
.kg Kyrgyzstan
.kh Cambodia
.ki Kiribati
.km Comoros
.kn Saint Kitts and Nevis
.kp Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
.kr Korea, Republic of
.kw Kuwait
.ky Cayman Islands
.kz Kazakhstan
.la Lao People’s Democratic Republic
.lb Lebanon
.lc Saint Lucia
.li Liechtenstein
.lk Sri Lanka
.lr Liberia
.ls Lesotho
.lt Lithuania
.lu Luxembourg
.lv Latvia
.ly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
.ma Morocco
.mc Monaco
.md Moldavia
.me Montenegro
.mf Saint Martin
.mg Madagascar
.mh Marshall Islands
.mk Macedonia
.ml Mali
.mm Myanmar
.mn Mongolia
.mo Macau
.mp Northern Mariana Islands
.mq Martinique
.mr Mauritania
.ms Montserrat
.mt Malta
.mu Mauritius
.mv Maldives
.mw Malawi
.mx Mexico
.my Malaysia
.mz Mozambique
.na Namibia
.nc New Caledonia (France)
.ne Niger
.nf Norfolk Island
.ng Nigeria
.ni Nicaragua
.nl The Netherlands
.no Norway
.np Nepal
.nr Nauru
.nu Niue
.nz New Zealand
.om Oman
.pa Panama
.pe Peru
.pf French Polynesia
.pg Papua New Guinea
.ph Philippines
.pk Pakistan
.pl Poland
.pm St. Pierre and Miquelon
.pn Pitcairn
.pr Puerto Rico
.ps Palestine
.pt Portugal
.pw Palau
.py Paraguay
.qa Qatar
.re Reunion Island
.ro Romania
.rs Serbia
.ru Russia
.rw Rwanda
.sa Saudi Arabia
.sb Solomon Islands
.sc Seychelles
.sd Sudan
.se Sweden
.sg Singapore
.sh St. Helena
.si Slovenia
.sj Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands (Norway)
.sk Slovakia
.sl Sierra Leone
.sm San Marino
.sn Senegal
.so Somalia
.sr Surinam
.st Sao Tome and Principe
.su USSR (former)
.sv El Salvador
.sy Syrian Arab Republic
.sz Swaziland
.tc The Turks & Caicos Islands
.td Chad
.tf French Southern Territories
.tg Togo
.th Thailand
.tj Tajikistan
.tk Tokelau
.tl Timor-Leste
.tm Turkmenistan
.tn Tunisia
.to Tonga
.tp East Timor
.tr Turkey
.tt Trinidad and Tobago
.tv Tuvalu
.tw Taiwan
.tz Tanzania
.ua Ukraine
.ug Uganda
.uk United Kingdom
.um United States Minor Outlying Islands
.us United States
.uy Uruguay
.uz Uzbekistan
.va Holy See (Vatican)
.vc Saint Vincent & Grenadines
.ve Venezuela
.vg Virgin Islands British
.vi Virgin Islands U.S
.vn Vietnam
.vu Vanuatu
.wf Wallis & Fortuna Islands
.ws Samoa
.za South Africa
.zm Zambia
.zw Zimbabwe

10% raise for all Google employees

Apparently, the bosses over at Google is very, very happy with their employee`s. Their CEO has just announced that all employees will get at 10% raise minimum from january 1st. And just to make it even better, all employees receive a $1000 cash bonus for the holidays.

The source of this is a internal memo stating:

…We believe we have the best employees in the world. Period. The brightest, most capable group of this size ever assembled. It’s why I’m excited to come to work every day–and I’m sure you feel the same way. We want to make sure that you feel rewarded for your hard work, and we want to continue to attract the best people to Google.

Not bad! 🙂

Get your slice of Geocities history

Remember the good old Geocities hosting sevice? The service was announced to close around april of 2009. At the same time, many geeks around the world started crawling all they could find of Geocities sites in order to save a piece of web history. The result was a staggering 640GB torrent that was released last week. The torrent is compressed and the uncompressed size is said to be just about 900GB.

So get it today if you are interested! 🙂
(I started downloading it when it was released and still have 540GB left….)

List of people twittering about the coup in Ecuador

Blog post last updated 20:02 GMT, 31.september 2010

This is a manually updated list of people twittering about (or from) the current uprisings going on in Ecuador.

Note: please comment if you miss anybody/anything here.

Twitter accounts updated within the last hour:
carlosjijon, tweets from Ecuador
_rebelion_org, tweeting about it.
Presidencia_Ec, the president of Ecuador
eluniversocom, tweets about it
Yohandry8787, tweets about it
IzarraDeVerdad. tweets about it
VivaTravelGuide, tweets in english
decultoradio, tweets about it
teleamazonasec, national TV channel, tweets about it
CNNEE, CNN spanish edition

Twitter accounts updated within the last three hours:

Twitter accounts updated later

Hashtags
#Ecuador

Other resources:
Radio covering it live

My WordPress ping list

As mentioned in my other post; Here is my WordPress ping list. I have checked it and removed dead services on 1st of august 2010.

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://xmlrpc.blogg.de
http://www.zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
http://www.xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
http://www.lasermemory.com
http://www.feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogsdominicanos.com/ping/
http://www.blogroots.com
http://www.blogpeople.net
http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.a2b.cc
http://wasalive.com/ping/
http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
http://topicexchange.com
http://syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
http://rpc.wpkeys.com
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
http://popdex.com/addsite.php
http://pingqueue.com/rpc/
http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc
http://ping.wordblog.de/
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.snap.com/ping/RPC2
http://ping.namaan.net/rpc
http://ping.myblog.jp
http://ping.kutsulog.net/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.fc2.com/
http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
http://ping.blogoon.net/
http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.blogg.de/
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://ping.amagle.com/
http://newsblog.jungleboots.org/ping.php
http://lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
http://imblogs.net/ping/
http://hamo-search.com/ping.php
http://fgiasson.com/pings/ping.php
http://feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://bulkfeeds.net
http://blogupdate.org/ping/
http://blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://blogsnow.com/ping
http://blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.tw/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.in/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tw/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.il/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ca/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.be/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ae/ping/RPC2
http://blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
http://blogpeople.net/ping
http://blogoon.net/ping/
http://blogoole.com/ping/
http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
http://blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
http://blogdb.jp
http://blogbot.dk/io/xml-rpc.php
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://bitacoras.net/ping/
http://bitacoles.net/ping.php
http://bitacoles.net/notificacio.php
http://bblog.com/ping.php
http://audiorpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.co.jp/RPC2
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://1470.net/api/ping
http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b

WikiLeaks has released an “insurance” file

Last updated: 13:04 31st of july 2010, +2GMT

Wikileaks have today released an “insurance” file in their Afgan war diaries section(insurance.aes256, 1491834576 (1,4G)), with no more description than that. The interesting part here is that the file is 1.4GB in size and are encrypted with aes256.

Rumors says that the password needed for the file will be released IF anything should happen to Wikileaks itself or any of its staff.

Anybody have any other information about it?

Links:
Wikileaks – Afgan War Diaries
Get the Insurance as a torrent
Local copy of the insurance file

Getting more traffic to your blog

So you want more traffic to your blog eh? There are a lot of sites that gives advices about just that so i have gathered the most vital tips here for you. Some are easy to implement, some take longer time. Note that they are not sorted in any particular order. 🙂

1) Ping!
Make sure that your blog pings the most used ping sites, you can check out the ping list i use here.

2) Write stuff people want to read about
I personally blog about problems/experience from my job, and i also sometimes write posts based on the google search terms users use in order to end up on my blog. Google Webmaster Tools is a nice way to get a overview of your Google traffic. You can also consider using the “WordPress.com Stats” plug-in for WordPress, since it generates a lot of nice information about your readers.

3) Make some lists
Lists (like this one) gives a nice amount of information in one place, and it is popular amongst readers.

4) Keep your blog updated
There is a bigger chance that you get returning users if you actually have new content often. Why should users visit a dead blog daily?

5) Have feeds available
Give your readers the ability to get notified when you have new content available.

6) Optimize your blog for the search engines
You wont get much traffic if not even the search engine spiders can find your blog. Consider using a SEO-plugin if you use WordPress. I use “All in One SEO” here on h3x.no.

7) Try to get some back links
In order to rank high on search results, you need to have many incoming links to your blog. (Read more about Page Rank) You can get this by for example commenting on other blogs, getting your content out on social media sites and so on. You could also try publishing articles with links back to your blog on ezinearticles.com.

8 ) Get yourself on Twitter
Twitter can be a huge traffic source. I have received upwards to 100 000 page views on a single day after publishing a post about a trending Twitter topic. I automate the Twittering process by using the “Twitme” plugin for WordPress.

9) Make sure the search engines know about your blog
Make sure at least the three big know about your blog:

  1. Google -> www.google.com/addurl/
  2. Yahoo -> https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites
  3. Bing -> http://www.bing.com/webmaster

Also submit your feed(s) to Google via their Webmaster Tools.

10) Blog about something you enjoy
Focus on something you enjoy doing or writing about. If you start to blog about irrelevant topics, the changes are high that you will most likely give up your blog pretty quick.

11) Submit your site/articles
Submit your site to directories and/or publish your posts on sites like Digg.com and Delicious.com.

Got any more tips? Give them in the comment section below!

List of people twittering about the Israeli massacre

Blog post last updated 18:19 GMT,  31.may 2010

This is a manually updated list of people twittering about the israeli massacre  on a civilian aid ship headed for Gaza

Note: please comment if you miss anybody/anything here.

Twitter accounts updated within the last hour:
Sarabughazal – Tweets from Beirut
ielsakka – Tweets from Kairo
AmirAlx – Tweets about it
Rosah81 – Tweets about it
thecatwithfish – Tweets about it
uruknet – Tweets about it
hinstance – Tweets about it

Twitter accounts updated within the last three hours:
Tarjem – Tweets about it
Omar_Gaza – Tweets about it

Twitter accounts updated later
7iber – Tweets about it, focus on pictures
35east – Tweets about it

Hashtags
#flotilla (Appears to be cencored by Twitter?)
#freedomflotilla

Other resources
The Guardian have a live blog about the event as it unfolds.

List of people twittering about the riots in Thailand

Blog post last updated 18:38 GMT, 19.may 2010

This is a manually updated list of people twittering about (or from) the current uprisings going on in Thailand.

Note: please comment if you miss anybody/anything here.

Twitter accounts updated within the last hour:
tukky_nt – Tweets about it

Twitter accounts updated within the last three hours:
markmackinnon – In Bankok

Twitter accounts updated later
alansoon – In Thailand

Hashtags
#redtweet
#bangkok
#thailand

Other resources:
n/a

List of people twittering about the Volcano eruption on Iceland

Blog post last updated 17:00 GMT, 19.april 2010

This is a manually updated list of people twittering about the eruption from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on Iceland.

Note: please comment if you miss anybody/anything here.

Twitter accounts updated within the last hour:
hjortur Tweets about it from Iceland
claudiorosmino A journalist tweeting about it
darenbbc Another journalist tweeting about it
gislio Tweets about it from Iceland
KLM KLM
ElaineKirk Tweets about it, also have some nice pictures
Icelandair Icelandair, Airplane company based on Iceland
FMCNL Tweets about plane news
AirlineIndustry Tweets about the airplane industry
travelworld101 – Travel news
guardiannews British newspaper
TerrenceYoung “In the zone”
calaisrescue “Rescues” people on the continent
NewsZombie Newsfeed, mentions it often
jmsardo Tweets about it
AshAlerts Tweets about it
hjortur Tweets about it
stupidcatstweet (re)tweets about it
klmfan Tweets about KLM
chriswotton Tweets about it

Twitter accounts updated within the last three hours:
flyersview Airplane news
foreignoffice Tweets about it
NealKarlinsky Journalist currently on Iceland
CNNbrk CNN
eurocontrol EU air safety organization
ExamineDisaster General disaster tweeting
salvor Tweets about it from Iceland
from_iceland Tweets about it from Iceland
SHSig Tweets about it from Iceland
UnitedAirlines United Airlines (US)

Twitter accounts updated later
lizmale Tweets about it
michaeltnoel A stuck traveller
BritishAirways British Airways

Hashtags
#iceland
#ashtag
#ashcloud
#stranded
#putmeup
#getmehom

Other resources:
Webcams showing the volcano (Please note that the weather around the volcano is very variating.
http://eldgos.mila.i…-thorolfsfelli/ – Can be slow, i reccomend the mirrors.
http://www.vgtv.no/?id=29824&category=1 – Norwegian mirror #1.
http://www.vgtv.no/?id=29823&category=1 – Norwegian mirror #2.
Webcam pointed at Hekla (another volcano)