Perhaps I’m easily amused

As long time readers will know I watch my log files pretty close.  In the last month or two I have had occasion to be amused at some of the things I found.  For example I found the U.S. Justice Department doing a Google search for {“sheriff’s office” “clearwater county” idaho}.  I sent an email to the sheriff with the details.  In addition to just being a neighborly thing to do, Boomershoot is held in Clearwater County and I like staying on the good side of the people in the office.

I found another search by the IRS for {nancy amos}.  I don’t know if they were looking for the same Nancy that is my sister-in-law, but I was amused to send her an email telling her that it was.

Today I ran across something far more amusing.  Someone, at the IRS, did a search for Ayn Rand quotes:

Domain Name   irs.gov ? (United States Government)
IP Address   152.216.7.# (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE)

152.216.7.5
ISP   INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Location  
Continent  :  North America
Country  :  United States  (Facts)
State  :  District of Columbia
City  :  Washington
Lat/Long  :  38.8933, -77.0146 (Map)
Language   English (United States)
en-us
Operating System   Microsoft WinXP
Browser   Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Javascript   version 1.3
Monitor  

Resolution  :  800 x 600
Color Depth  :  32 bits

Time of Visit   Dec 5 2005 9:54:12 am
Last Page View   Dec 5 2005 9:54:12 am
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Page Views   1
Referring URL http://www.google.coen&lr=&start=50&sa=N
Search Engine google.com
Search Words quotations from ayn rand books
Visit Entry Page   http://blog.joehuffmAyn Rand Quotes.aspx
Visit Exit Page   http://blog.joehuffmAyn Rand Quotes.aspx
Time Zone   UTC-5:00
EST – Eastern Standard
EDT – Eastern Daylight Saving Time
Visitor’s Time   Dec 5 2005 12:54:12 pm
Visit Number   51,048
 
The irony of the IRS being interested in what Ayn Rand has to say is quite delicious.