What happens when you mix one of the most evil things in music with the evil that is cross-site scripting? Let’s just say that the potential for shenanigans is endless. Observe the result of entering the following embed tag into an editable column for one of our internal web apps. 1: <embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/XZ5TajZYW6Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”640″ [...]
Imagine my surprise when I went to answer my phone this morning and it was gone. The phone cord led up to my bookshelf, which was locked. As you probably already guessed, the prankster stole my key. It’s a good thing I don’t get many calls (other than this morning from the prankster).
Do you have a meeting coming up that you desperately wish you could get out of? Try this nifty trick that I picked up from my boss. Find a meeting at least 1 week in the future and click “Propose New Time” (or whatever the non-Outlook equivalent is in your mail client). Make up a [...]
I was just debating whether I should try to sweet talk my wife and bribe my boss into letting me go to the upcoming ALT.NET conference in Houston. I went to the first one in Austin a couple of years ago and just came across this satirical post that I wrote shortly afterwards. It is [...]
How does Bing expect to win the hearts and minds of geeks if it can’t even get this one little detail right? Now observe how google handles this topic. As you’ve probably guessed, clicking the recursion link in Google displays the exact same screen and it happens in every language. I wonder how they wrote [...]
I thought I would ease out of my two month blogging black-out by helping to promote a humorous YouTube gem that I found through Max’s blog. A while ago I’ve blogged about my admiration for the emerging creative RWness that mediums like YouTube help foster, but adding subtitles to a foreign film as a form [...]
Kansas residents who try to file unemployment claims online after normal business are greeted with the following message. Is the Kansas Department of Labor blazing new trails when it comes to e-commerce by becoming the first ever 12/5 service on the internets? Could it be that they forging ahead with a more humane working environment [...]
Don’t worry, I’m not going to join the growing ranks of developers with false claims of responsibility for the the Alt.NET pursefight blog (i.e. Bil Simser, Donald Belcham, Derik Whittaker, Sergio Pereira, Tom Openorth, David Woods, and Kyle Baley) . My confession is way more shocking. The more astute among you have noticed that D’Arcy [...]
A friend of mine whose wife is an elementary school teacher just sent this to me. You just can’t teach that kind of literal thinking in Computer Science programs. Yet another piece of evidence to support the claim that programmers are born, not made.
In my last post I hypothesized what could have caused Scott Bellware to disappear from the blogoshpere so quietly and abruptly. I admit that I was leaning towards one of the options that involved alien abduction, but then after doing a little detective work I uncovered this little bit of photographic evidence.Apparently Scott was just [...]