22.214.171.124 - - [03/Oct/2012:16:20:08 -0700] "GET /hovercraft/words/tutiktut.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 27456 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 (via ggpht.com)"
And that was all she wrote.
Assiduous g##ing tells me that ggpht.com has something to do with images. This I think I could have worked out on my own. It also points me to this longago thread
[webmasterworld.com], though I'm ggphted if I can figure out why.* I am similarly ggphted if I can see why a search for the above keyword does not bring up my site-- a fact that worried me so much, I had to search for a unique phrase from the same page to reassure myself that I still exist. But that's a different forum.
* But I don't mind, because the thread offers the line
i can only conclude that most people who steal images are stupid.
illustrating once again that some things never change. Myspace and its kin may come and go, but hotlinkers will always be with us.