Recently major websites like reddit and wikipedia, decided to go black in protest of SOPA. This is when a Googler joined the conversation and instructed sites to go black the right way. In short Pierre Far instructed sites to return “503 Service Unavailable” Status code, to show bots, that the website in question was taken down, intentionally and temporarily.
So, Here are the various ways to return 503 status code. You can always customize these, to any other HTTP status, as you see fit.
I’ve been reading about SOPA, Its very sad, Entertainment industry has taken the litigation route.
On the Brighter Side, SOPA has made protesting against it, easier than ever.
I’ve been doing web design/development for past 2 years, Even though I have office space, 9 to 5 never worked for me. I end up checking twitter, facebook, reading hacker news, techmeme, watching diggnation or Steve Jobs. I thought, this is a problem of mine. I was wrong. It is the problem of the office.
It all started some time after jan 28 2011, I was following techcrunch on twitter then. After seeing a tweet about svangel and yuri milner’s investment in ycombinator companies, I thought ycombinator was some startup working on some hot trendy technology. But, the title doesn’t make a lot of sense, so I read the article and looked at ycombinator website. It was an aha moment. It was not a startup (in some way it is), but a hub for startups.
It changed lot of my misconceptions. I knew about the valley and its the heart of technology. But, I thought its hard for foreign nationals to start companies in the valley. I was proven wrong in ycombinator FAQ. So, I decided to apply.