So I took a few minutes to learn how to use Dreamhost‘s built-in stats package to see who’s hitting my Web site where. (I’ve also been using StatCounter for this, but naturally my hosting service can provide a much more complete picture.)
Having done that, I noticed that several of my images are being hotlinked from other sites. While I’m not really anywhere close to using my bandwidth allocation (not within an order of magnitude – maybe two), hotlinking is just obnoxious on principle. So I took a few more minutes to learn how to block hotlinks.
Useful Web trickery, all learned in just a few minutes. (Dreamhost has a really useful Wiki for learning these things.)
I wonder what else I ought to learn in this space?
(I should probably see about blocking hotlinks to my old site, too.)