Reason number 9,999,999 why you don’t ever use humorous elements in a shipping product

I just saw an email go by on one of our self hosting aliases: From: <REDACTED> Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 12:27 PM To: <REDACTED> Subject: Spelling Mistake for browser in event viewer Not sure which team to assign this to – please pick up this bug – ‘bowser’ for ‘browser’ And he included a…


How do people keep coming up with this stuff (mspaint as an audio track).

The imagination of people on the internet continues to astound me. Todays example: Someone took mspaint.exe and turned it into a PCM .WAV file and then played it. The truly terrifying thing is that it didn’t sound that horribly bad. TThere’s also a version of the same soundtrack with annoying comments


Not Invented Here’s take on software security

One of my favorite web comics is Not Invented Here by Bill Barnes and Paul Southworth.  I started reading Bill’s stuff with his other web comic Unshelved (a librarian comic).   NIH is a web comic about software development and this week Bill and Paul have decided to take on software security… Here’s Monday’s comic:…


NextGenHacker101 owes me a new monitor

Because I just got soda all over my current one… One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while.    And yes, I know that I’m being cruel here and I shouldn’t make fun of the kids ignorance, but he is SO proud of his new discovery and is so wrong in his interpretation…


More fun with Amazon reviews.

A co-worker sent this around and I just HAD to share it…   It’s not nearly as geeky as “The Story of Ping”.   For those that don’t want to follow the link, these are some of reviews for this:   “I bought this review based on all of the positive reviews, but am having some…


Why are they called “giblets” anyway?

Five years ago, I attended one of the initial security training courses as a part of the XP SP2 effort.  I wrote this up in one of my very first posts entitled “Remember the giblets” and followed it up last year with “The Trouble with Giblets”.  I use the term “giblets” a lot but I’d…

Win7 Whoppers

Wow, one of my co-workers just sent this image out.  It’s totally awesome (IMHO)…     Edit: The image tag didn’t work for some reason so I removed it and just left the link… Bonus: The first Win7 ad:  


I get still more spam

This morning I awoke to find the following spam email in my inbox: Greetings from Amazon Payments. Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your…


"The Story about Ping", someone else’s book review

I was looking up old favorite children’s books on Amazon the other day and I ran into one of my childhood favorites: The Story about Ping, a family about ducks living on the Yangtze river in China… I eventually scrolled down and noticed the first review of the book by John E. Fracisco: Ping! I…