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I Am Too Cool For School

Sun, 2007-12-30 15:46

This is an example of an incorrect error message:

facebook screenshot

The full text, for those of you not using widescreens, is:
Sorry, we're not cool enough to support your browser. Please keep it real with one of the following browsers:

It is interesting that they listed some pretty cool browsers and no uncool ones, but in the next screenshot you can tell that I have a completely different problem:

facebook screenshot

Yep, that's Firefox. Sure, it renames itself randomly every day, but that's not what they are whining about. I am pretty sure it would all work if I enabled JavaScript.

Interested geeky types may want to click through to a screenshot of my dual monitor setup. The top screen is my secondary monitor showing the new killer app Prism. It is basically a browser that is tied to a single website. There are lots of reasons why this would be useful, one being that it may relieve some of the security concerns surrounding Facebook.

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Opera Spam

Sat, 2007-01-13 02:34

I have a frequently spammed script on one of my sites. I was suprised while reading my server logs to discover that one of the miscreants showed up using...

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0) Opera 7.02 Bork-edition [en]

Certainly it is a spoof, but an unusual one. Of course the Bork-Bork version of Opera was a retaliation against Microsoft after none of the MS engineers were able to produce a webpage viewable in the Opera browser. This version caused Microsoft pages to appearas if they had been written by the Muppets' Swedish Chef.

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I <3 My G-mail

Fri, 2006-03-10 17:39

I have a g-mail account. The spam filters might be a little aggressive, but they do catch all of the bad stuff. I check the folder sometimes just to make sure none of the good stuff fell in there by mistake. Now I remember all the bad press the contextual ads got because of privacy issues, but the ads themselves are fairly unobtrusive. I forgot they were even there until today when I checked my spam folder. Right at the top was this message:

Spam Fajitas - Serves 8, add extra salsa if desired

I refreshed the page and got:

Spam Skillet Casserole - Broil until golden

Now it is all ruined for me, and I will have to start reading the silly things.

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