At the Ref Desk (7/2/19): Weird Request of the Week (WRW): patron needed help logging into a pc workstation with scanner. After I helped her log in she asked, 'can I fax from here?' [more...]
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Gored For Women Dot Org?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 3/12/07 (3:42am)

Gored For Women Dot Com?: Seen on Oak St. in Chicago.

Probably not the intended message but we put spaces in between words for a reason. 'CamelCase' might have helped.

In any case, as seen on the Marquee of the now closed Esquire Theater on Oak St. in Chicago.

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84 Steps to Getting Square Corners in CSS

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 2/24/07 (1:17pm)

This one was funny. It comes from a spoof site called 'Drivl.com' which accepts user-submitted posts.

Step 4 for Getting Square Corners in CSS:

Squeeze the drippings from an uncooked 12 oz porterhouse steak onto the butcher paper, smear the steak around until a greasy sheen is clearly visible.

Captcha for Humanists

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 2/21/07 (12:36pm)

Submission for the redesign of 'captcha' according to humanistic principles (patent pending):

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Famous Last Words in IT

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 2/2/07 (6:10pm)

What do you mean we need a paper record for our Electronic Voting Machine System?

Sure, it only works on Windows. What's the problem?

Let's just use Mr. Sid!

Trashbin to delete files? Typing 'DEL' plus the file name is so much better!

But it breaks the 'back' button!!!

People don't want all that eye-candy on the Web, they just want information.

Welcome to our Scholars' Workstation Gateway Portal Social Network!

Does anyone ever read the manual?

Dear User: Your password is required to be at least eight characters long and contain at least one small letter, one large letter, a number and a punctuation mark. You are required to change your password every six months. (This last is dedicated to the IT people at NYU.)

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Domain Registration While Drunk

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 12/18/06 (1:54pm)

Godaddy Domain Registration

Friends don't let friends register domain names while drunk. Unfortunately, no one was there to stop Robert Scoble. He went ahead and did it. Now he's the proud owner of 'somethingfuzzy.com'.

In the same spirit of candor, I confess to the following transgressions:

  • Draft-Al-Gore-2008.com
  • DemocraticBarfly.com (+ .org, .net & .us!)
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