Posts Tagged ‘wwtl.com 404s’

Breaking boundaries … and links

July 28, 2009

The Carl Rogers Crackup Vigil continues. I can’t help but remember the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, where Russell Crowe is a genius, but every crazy thing he does is a cry for help. Also, he can’t get it up.

FYI to all WWTL.com visitors! All the photographs and videos shared through Usenet use a temporary “picture frame” (technically speaking, API wrapper). So, if you visit one of our announced photographs videos a few months after it has been announced, you’ll get a 404 error. I stress, your browser is not the culprit… (unless you manually hack your browser to death in attempt to appear cool. not!)

In a nutshell, 404 errors mean the page you’re looking for no longer exists. To help guide you to what you’re originally searching affter, you’ll be redirected to our main page where you can search through our top-to-down menu… and yes, click on our ads. Capisce? 🙂

I feel like a dog full of piss at a fire hydrant factory… where do I start?

All the photographs and videos shared through Usenet use a temporary “picture frame” (technically speaking, API wrapper)

This is a plain old HTML link (such as http://wwtl.com/tmp/1337/, which goes to a picture of Colorado Highway 115 taken at night with no flash). “API wrapper” is something a kid with no experience pads his resume with.

So, if you visit one of our announced photographs videos a few months after it has been announced

So, if you rush out a post so fast you can’t be bothered to proofread it

I stress, your browser is not the culprit…

It’s a broken link, don’t get your panties in a bunch

(unless you manually hack your browser to death in attempt to appear cool. not!)

What?

So Betty, the lead cheerleader, would pass up the varsity quarterback to hook up with someone who hacked his browser to death to look cool (and succeeded.) What?

In a nutshell, 404 errors mean the page you’re looking for no longer exists.

The lone sentence that’s correct (information, grammar and spelling).

To help guide you to what you’re originally searching affter, you’ll be redirected to our main page where you can search through our top-to-down menu… and yes, click on our ads. Capisce?

In a nutshell: Carl breaks public links, which guys like Jakob Nielsen have been telling people not to do for about 20 years. Why do his /tmp URLs need to expire at all? Is he going to run out of 4-digit numbers to use at the end? Is there a limitation in his “API”?

Not everyone’s as big of a fan of wwtl.com as I am. They aren’t going to go to the front page, scan the “top-to-down” menu, or click on any ads capisce. They’re just going to leave.

Have you guessed the name of Billy’s planet? It was Earth! Don’t break links!”