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Bad Bot IPs


Memphis Web Programming is not responsible for the use or distribution of the below list.
The following is a list of IPs that ignore robot.txt that I have collected over the past few years.
these IPs are now banned from access to the site. The code I use ignores Google IPs, etc.
Contact me for a mdb or other data file.

For a text file with detailed data click HERE


Confirming that which was expected

In the scientific world confirming, through observation and testing, a hypothesis is a monumental accomplishment worthy of high accolades. Nevermind the fact that it may have already been supposed and generally accepted in some scientific model years before its discovery. To be fair, many hypothesizes could not be confirmed because technology was not advanced enough to allow observation or proper testing.

programming theory

National Registry Of WI-FI Connections

There are many cyber threats that we face in today's ever evolving internet. One of those threats, that has not received a lot of attention, is the growing number of Wi-Fi hotspots that millions of cell phones connect to daily.

Android Little Known Security Feature

Android Security Feature – Smart Lock

Available on Android devices with an OS of 5.0 and above is a security feature called Smart Lock. It can be accessed, with screen lock android phone securityenabled, in settings > general > security, and then needs to be enabled and configured under smart lock. Location may vary.

Facebook and Bad Ads

Just to show how easy it is to deceive in the computer ad market I took this ad that showed up on Facebook feeds and dissected it a little bit. The sad truth is that deceitful ads like this generate millions in revenue.


Linear Encryption Program


Do you carry passwords or sensitive information around on a portable device?

Created by Memphis Web Programming
Claudo-Clam© Linear Encryption Program is a password file protection method that ensures your password file is protected.
Click here to take a look.

Memphis Business Journal

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 07:05
Erik Spanberg
In case anyone forgot why NBA All-Star weekend came to Charlotte this year instead of 2017, as originally planned, Adam Silver provided a reminder to start his press conference at Spectrum Center on Saturday night. Silver referred to the anti-LGBTQ law passed by state lawmakers in 2016 and the subsequent relocation of the All-Star Game as “the bumps in the road it took to bring this game here.”  The NBA chose Charlotte in the summer of 2015 to host All-Star Weekend in February 2017. North…

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:55
Payless ShoeSource Inc. intends to file for bankruptcy protection later this month and close all of its approximately 2,300 retail locations. It’s the second time the Topeka, Kansas-based company has filed for bankruptcy protection in two years, Reuters reports. The previous filing, in April 2017, came with plans to close 400 stores. About four months later, Payless emerged from bankruptcy with no CEO and $435 million less debt. After that, a group of creditors, including hedge fund Alden Global…

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:39
The Electrolux situation gives us pause and presents learning opportunities.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:00
Samuel Hardiman
Another study shows that Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and the city could save hundreds of millions on power costs annually if it left the Tennessee Valley Authority. Advocacy group Friends of the Earth released a study from Massachusetts-based Brattle Group that claims MLGW could save $240 million to $333 million a year, depending on which of three options it chose. This is at least the third study in the past year that shows Memphis might have cheaper power outside of its 84-year marriage…

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 07:54
Samuel Hardiman
Shelby County could begin funding the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) by mid-2020, Mayor Lee Harris said Friday, February 15. During his State of the County address, Harris said the county would be putting forward a proposal that would help fund MATA over a period of time and would phase its investment over several years. Under this scenario, the City of Memphis would also continue funding MATA. The transit authority has received between $26 million and $31 million annually from the city over…

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