When I analyze my Apache access logs, I want to exclude my own visits from that analysis.
The problem with that is, that I have a dynamic IP, and I don't want to have to watch and note down my IP whenever I work on my sites. Also, excluding different IPs for different periods of time is certainly going to be a hassle when I process my logs.
I would therefore like to leave some kind of "footprint" in my own visits to my site. I thought about changing my user agent string (e.g. replace it completely or add something to it), but I don't know how that will affect my experience on other websites. Also, I might forget to do this when I switch browsers.
So what is a good method to leave a trace in one's own access log entries?