While working on my web-spider class for an application I was developing, I did some searching for efficiency of spidering algorithms. I came across this comparison of the depth-first versus breadth-first search algorithms. http://www.leekillough.com/trapopt.html
The following two links provide a breakdown of file systems based on capabilities (the wikipedia post) and performance (the linuxgazette post.) I’ve been using these lately while re-installing a few machines and have found them to be more than helpful.
Typo-squatting is a well known method of gathering data or presenting spam-sites. This article from TechRepublic gives a few methods for protecting against such a threat. http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=543&tag=nl.e036
This is a handy little web application that will generate your .htaccess file to restrict access based on what country the IP address is from. http://blockacountry.com/htaccess.php
If you are a programmer anything I like I am, you are constantly trying to find ways to better yourself or keep skills sharp. A friend of mine showed me this set of exercises designed to help keep things fresh. http://codekata.pragprog.com/2007/01/code_kata_backg.html