September 21st, 2003

Sun

Rubbernecking

Sometimes it's nice to have one's opinion confirmed. There was this fellow, you see, who was an admin on a BB I visit quite frequently. He was supposed to be a computer wiz, a master at the technical, if you know what I mean. His departure was quite vituperative, although I admit that the people skills on both sides were considerably inadequate.

I never really liked the guy because he came off as a condescending airbag.

He's got his own site, where he roasts the fellow running the BB. That really started after he went on a childish tantrum when the grievance resolution process didn't give him the results he wanted...of course, he didn't take part in the process so his personal concerns went unheard....

Somehow I think that a fellow who portrays himself as so computer savy and was so integral in making the other website run ought to have a personal website where all of the pictures load...but I suppose that could be my browser. Some sites just don't like microsoft products. Perhaps I'll look at work. Ooop. That's microsoft too.

I also find it incredibly amusing that the site professes to believe in freedom of speech to the point that the owner can say whatever he likes and it's protected...but then makes the statement that the site is not liable for misinformation, or some such. Makes me laugh. Perhaps if the fellow could write without sounding like a petulant child....

So why do I browse that site? It's like driving past a traffic accident. Virtual rubbernecking, if you will.
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Sun

The depths of my paranoia

Just out of curiosity, I looked at the source code for some spam telling me I could get any degree I wanted...huh. And here I am doing it the hard way....

Anyhow, it looked strange. There were all of these words on the page, seemingly random: janissaries, airport, striptease, and many others. Then there were these letters, and lots of <, >, !, and -. After a bit, I finally figured out (I have limited html knowledge, mind) that the single letters were outside the <> and the whole words were inside. So I guess the words were there to mess with any filters?

But before I came to that assumption, my mind went on several flights of fancy about mass-mailing hidden messages.
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