Thursday, March 12, 2009

Twitterholicism - The Silent Killer

OK, so it's turns out that my own life is the best source of new stories.

This actually happened this morning, though I changed a few names to protect the guilty (why I would want to protect them, I'm not sure). When I ran our crappy accessibility checker, the crappy site I was scanning started to throw a butt load of error messages - to the tune of 24Gb in the Web server log file - almost filling the partition! Sweet! I felt like a hacker, bringin' down the man's Web site. Sadly, I was clueless as to what I'd done until Prophead informed me. /sigh

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I got nuthin'

OK, so I'm no Scott Adams. I'm out of ideas right now.

So here's you chance to get your worst Web development stories told in TFRL!!

I don't promise to use your story. I don't promise that if I use your story that I won't mangle it beyond all recognition. I don't promise that I'll change your name so that you don't get fired when your boss reads the cartoon (I don't think my boss has discovered TFRL yet).

As is fitting for TFRL, I'm looking for stories of incredible ignorance or incompetence (preferably both!!!) in the world of higher education web development. We seem to be having a slight shortage of both here right now... must be the tight economy.

Add a comment that you have a story and I'll contact you. Not gonna put my work email in a TFRL post, no way.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Torches and Pitchforks

"Jack Jefferson" (@JackJefferson) has gotten off way too easy lately. Time to fix that.

As far as I know, he's still barricaded in there.