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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.

medicomuserguide

Well, you can see it right there. The link points to help.mymediacomonline.com. 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.

helpmymediacom

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.

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Ma.gnolia Site Down For The Count

I just tried to save a bookmark to one of my favorite bookmarking sites, ma.gnolia.com. To my dismay however, I received the following message.“Early on the West-coast morning of Friday, January 30th, Ma.gnolia experienced every web service’s worst nightmare: data corruption and loss. For Ma.gnolia, this means that the service is offline and members’ bookmarks are unavailable, both through the website itself and the API.”

magnoliacrash

My heart goes out to the folks running the site, for I have felt the pangs of data corruption and know the extent of the path to recovery. I hope you guys are able to recover!

Amazon RAID Search – Odd Results

Does Amazon know what I am looking for more than the search phrase that I just typed in? Perhaps… but perhaps not so much. I was recently searching around Amazon for a few separate classes of items. The first thing I searched for was headphones and headsets with microphones. Following that I decided to turn my attention to the costs of RAID Arrays to see if there were any reasonably priced options for a home user. To my surprise the first page of results contained not hard drives, raid arrays or anything similar but headphones and headsets. Hmm. Yes, I did look for that to begin with but now I am searching for something else! Anyway, I though it was funny so here is a screen shot.

Google Search, Huh?

So I was doing some research on MySQL database security and wanted to do a quick search for two runtime configuration parameters. I did a search for --secure-auth and --old-passwords on google. Do you think I saw any results concerning MySQL database flags? Nope. I saw two hits. One was a YouTube video of Dr Dre and Snoop Dog and the other was a YouTube video of Bob Dylan. Really? That’s some serious searching there. Here’s a screen shot as proof, plus you can click the link above to see for yourself. Anyway, I thought it was kind of funny.

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Is Last.fm On It’s Last Leg?

No, just kidding. I just haven’t posted any Site Malfunctions in a while so when I received this login error I thought I’d mock them. Muahaha!

Last.fm Login Error

EDIT: (April 18, 2008 12:22 PM)
Apparently the problems they are having are more serious than I initially thought. The Last.fm site is down due to problems with the power at their datacenter. Here is a screenshot of the error message.

Last.fm Having Datacenter Problems