Blog Babble

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

I received the strangest spam comment on this blog a while back and have just gotten around to posting about it. Ever want to take out your competitor’s website? Need some intellectual information stolen from somewhere? Well, now I have the hookups! lol


Anyway, here is a screenshot of the post complete with a price list and an ICQ number where they can be reached. Of course, I have excluded the actual ICQ number and any pertinent identifying information as I do not condone such illegal and destructive activities. I have just never been approached as such and thought it was quite hilarious.

Mediacom Help Online? Or Hello World

I was trying to hunt down some information about latest internet provider, Mediacom, for which I have not been extremely excited about. I found this PDF for Broadband Internet Help and figured I’d take a look. It was basically information on hooking up your cable modem… no help. However at the end of the PDF there was a link to what looked like an online help site for Mediacom. Here is a screenshot of the PDF.


Well, you can see it right there. The link points to If you head on over to that link you get none other than a simple text output of… “hello world.” That’s just not very much help at all. It is however very funny.


Funny Site Error Message

I was browsing a website looking at Glock handguns tonight for my father-in-law. I noticed that the site was performing extremely poorly; everything took a long time to load. That’s just about when it happened. I received a site error message. This one made me laugh though so I had to post it. In huge letters the message states, “This site has encoutered an error.” Yes it’s actually misspelled in the error message. Below that it states, “(due to our IT Dept. playing World of Warcraft all day and not getting any work done.)” Then to the left it looks like a newspaper clipping from the classifieds that reads, “Wanted. New Programmer. No experience… No problem! Must be able to ensure everything is working correctly, and keep errors like this one from happening.” Anyway, I thought it was pretty funny. Here is a screenshot.


Cleaning Up HTML Code

I love (sarcastically) cleaning up other people’s HTML code. For instance I just found this little snippet.

So let me get this straight… in this table column you want a single space, formatted with”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” font of size 2. Then you want to follow that with another single space formatted with the “Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” font and size 2.


Thank You, Glue Genie!

My New Book - JavaScriptI just won a new book! And it was really easy. I’m a user of Adaptive Blue’s Glue, a FireFox Add-On that does some really nice stuff to help you tag and organize stuff you find and like on the web. They also have a “Glue Genie” on Twitter ( that runs some fun games that are very easy to play. You just run around the web tagging stuff and adding some really simple comments. Then if you are lucky the Glue Genie may just grant you your wish and give you something. So head over to and start playing to get your free stuff.

I recently won and so I wanted to give a shout out to the Glue Genie and a HUGE THANKS! What did I win? A very nice O’Reilly book: JavaScript, The Definitive Guide.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Revival – Really?

51eysy4zzgl_sl500_aa240_I just overheard and television commercial in the room. It was Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Livin’ On A Prayer. No! For the love of all things holy… Noooooo! So I looked it up and sure enough; there is a new release of these deplorable (I mean adorable) vermin (I mean chipmunks) singing the latest pop hits. The album in called Alvin and the Chipmunks: Undeniable. Oh, I believe I can deny them. Didn’t we get enough of this crap when I was a kid? Seriously?

The Reason For The Season

the-nativityIn those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2 :1-20