This is an example of an incorrect error message:
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:
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.
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.
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.