Friday, September 17, 2004

funny NSFW story

A few weeks ago I was at work reading a blog on Microsoft's developer's blog site about some lessons learned on a particular development project. Boring project management stuff really. The second comment was along the lines of:

"Good stuff. I've just finished defending my masters paper on this same topic. Click here to read it http://www.some-reasonable-looking-site/lastmeasure"

Bam! Tons of popups, moving, resizing windows, really disturbing porn/violent images all over the place, but the best part was the sound -- at the loudest volume -- 'HEY EVERYBODY! I'M LOOKING AT GAY PORN!' repeated over and over and over.

Fortunately I had headphones on at the time and running Firefox on Linux, so killing it was simple.

Sadly, it appears the MS blogger has removed the comment from his site and I've X'ed out the
offending site. However if you are clever with google, you'll be able to find where it has moved to.

Here is the email I passed on to some (now former) friends....


Subject: Hey everybuddy!

Here is a cool new site. Make sure you have the volume turned way
up -- it may be hard to hear.

http://XXX.XX/lastmeasure/

It works best in a work environment.

NOT!

Best viewed NOT at work and with the headphones on.

I got the link from one of the comments
of the article "21 Rules of Thumb “ How Microsoft develops its Software"
http://blogs.msdn.com/David_Gristwood/archive/2004/06/24/164849.aspx

This is a much more obnoxious version of the previous URL --
http://XXX.XXXXXXX.XXX/~lysol/lm.swf

2 comments:

  1. Funny story. I have a similar one at http://DELETED.zoy.org/blog/archives/2004/11/23/wtf

    Funny boy Sam provided a link to NSFW page I mentioned. If you really, really want
    to see the intended effect, replace the deleted word with traceroute. FWIW, it didn't work for Firefox until you edit the URL to the top of the site. Remember that control-W will kill the current tab and control-shift-W kills the current window. Beware.
    -marc

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  2. that would be a horrible prank to play one someone. imagine being at work and not having those headphones instead speakers. ouch that would be horrid.

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