Sunday, July 30, 2006


I know most of you aren't much for prayer, but I could really use the help just now. My qual is 08 August.

(btw- what's with the "word verification?")


Blogger Tyson said...

Best of luck, Cambot! I don't imagine you'll need it.

Please tell me you're doing something to celebrate afterwards.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

I plan to be extraordinarily drunk and/or medicated in the immediate aftermath, regardless of the outcome.

CHIEF: Well, cap'n, what we do now?
STARBUCK: Same thing we always do: fight'em 'til we can't.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Now would be a good time to share the awesome song "Make it Happen" by Urban Honking's own Mikey, but it's tragically only available on mfdz, which has been down for ages. Maybe Greg or Cary could e-mail it to you?

FYI, that word verification serves the same purpose here on blogger as it does everywhere else: to weed out spambots.

Make it happen.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

But the word verification thing doesn't appear in the comments deal, only when I'm actually writing a post. I'm aware spambots logging in as one of us. By word verification, I mean the random sequence of distorted letters that you have to duplicate in order to post.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Will said...

We were both talking about the same thing, which is actually called a CAPTCHA. CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It's simply a look-and-say test that guarantees a human user, as spambots have no way of interpreting distorted letters embedded in a colorful jpeg as "text." I guess the Blogger admins figured it'd be too much to ask that you pass a CAPTCHA before each comment, but not an insufferable hassle to do it before each new proper post. I'm sure it still filters out a great deal of junk, even though it has always seemed that spambots show up more in comments than anywhere else.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

I'm familiar with CAPTCHA. I guess blogger is really trying to prevent the creation of automated blogs (to save disk space presumably) rather than prevent spam comments.

2:25 PM  

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