Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
This is an advanced browser feature. It allows for an icon
pertaining to the site to be recorded against your bookmark. That''s quite nice, but
some browsers seem to request a favicon from each and every page they visit. That is
not nice. But I've caved in and I've given up. I have to have a favicon.ico.
My nerves are running ragged from seeing that message in my error logs. I
awake in the middle of the night wondering how to fix it.
I went searching on the
freebsd mailing list.and found help from John Russell firstname.lastname@example.org who sent me samples/favicon.ico,
for which I am grateful. John claims to have obtained this icon from the
Hummingbird/Exceed PC inetd program.
If you want to see what the graphics looks like, this
page has two sizes, one is quite small (10KB) and the other is a bit sizey (45KB).
What do I do with it?
Put your favicon.ico in the directory of your choice. I put mine in
the root directory of my website. You can also use a different icon on
different pages if you prefer. I snatch this from http://www.favicon.com/: