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Anvari is my last name.
dot org is supposed to stand for non-profit organizations,
but in this case, it's for 'organism' since I'm a living being.
Hence, anvari.org is my personal domain name.
It's short, easy to spell and remember, especially for the people who
What's with 'anvari.org'?
I am a technology fan, a computer programmer and
a system/network administrator. As I'm writing this, I live in
Berkeley, CA. Refer to the Biography
page for updated information. Who are YOU, anyway?!
Who are you? Where do you live? What do you do?
anvari.org is hosted on a powerful FreeBSD box running
apache web server and uses a bunch of php/perl scripts
and html files. There's no graphics; hence there's
no photo editors (my personal favorite is photoshop for
windows). Text editor is VIM.
No commercial software has been used to update
this site so far.
What's the technology behind the whole anvari.org?
Anvari.org gets about 650 Thousand unique visitors every month.
This number is increasing
every day as the Internet becomes more popular. The number
of anvari.org's visitors has been increasing constantly
since the initial launch in 1999.
How many visitors does this site have?
I would love to, but there is no banner ads on this site as you can see.
(Maybe.. if you give me a grand, who doesn't like money!).
But What I seriously suggest, is trying
Google Ads that
eliminates waste and increases relevance.
Ok, keep it secret but I found it through site popularity checking programs! Now, will you put my web site's ad on yours?
If there's only a few days after you sent the first e-mail,
there's a high chance of receiving a reply sometime during
this or next weekend. I try my best to read e-mails when
I get bored of what I'm doing and I enjoy reading them. There
is always a slight chance that my mailbox is overquota
if I don't check my mails and purge them on a regular
This is the third e-mail I'm sending you in the past few days! Why don't you reply?
Well, I'm not an expert, nor a specialist. See, this site even
doesn't work in some browsers. If you want to start learning HTML, check out
the most popular HTML guides and tutorials on Yahoo!.
Would you give me some advice on HTML?
Well, thanks for the compliment and stereotypical start. I'm
so glad you liked the site and I'm sure yours is pretty good
as well. I'll bookmark your site and it will be added to the
if I like your site. After all, I'd love to review your site,
but sadly enough, I'm not good at that..
Dear Ahmad, I saw your site and it's amazing! Would you take a look at my site and give me some advice?
I would love to do that, but the links page is a collection of
personal bookmarks in web format and it's mainly used by
myself to look for forgotten links (and you know how hard
it is to find a needle in a haystack..). Just keep sending in your
links, they won't be missed if I find something interesting
Ok, fine. At least, give a link to my site in your links page!
Of course you can, and it's much appreciated!
According to U.S. District Judge Harry Hupp,
"Hyperlinking does not itself involve a violation of the Copyright Act. There is no deception in what is happening. This is analogous to using a library's card index to get reference to particular items, albeit faster and more efficiently."
And, does it mean I can't link to your site from mine?
I usually track the most popular referrers at the end of
each week. Half of the traffic comes from personal websites
like yours and the rest comes from the search engines,
especially our good old
Where do you get your site's traffic from?
Stock market probably! Fortunately, I have other income sources and you can
enjoy browsing this site 'banner free'. Hosting is graciously provided to me
There seem to be no banner ads on the site. How do you make money?!
The code is absolutely yours, you may use it wherever you want with or
without mentioning the source.
As for the content, it may be reused according to the terms of
OPL. Remember, links to
the original content are always appreciated. If you want to reprint
a part of this site physically, I appreciate if you kindly mention the URL.
To include the images on your website, please copy them on your server
so my server won't be overloaded.
So, does that mean I can use the content and the code of this site?
First of all, graphics are used to make the site look cool, this goal has
been met if you think this site is cool! On the other hand, I'm not a
good visual designer (what else do you expect from a color blind person?),
so my graphics will
look crappy. Additionally, the pages without graphics are supposed
to load faster..
You know, you have a cool site but how come there's no graphics on it?
I do know what a mailto: tag is; but sadly enough, I stopped using it
after the spammers were born and crawled the web sites looking for mailto: tags
to add the addresses to spam mailing lists. In addition, it doesn't take long to
type my e-mail address if you really have something to write to me.
You don't know how to use 'mailto:'? Why your e-mail address and guestbook addresses are not 'mailto:' links?
If you are a real person, can you tell me something about me now? :-)