Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Word verification

Do you know what really grinds my gears? Having to do word verification on websites. You know what I'm talking about. Where it has those letters and numbers written all crazy and you have to retype them to make sure you're human. At least that's what I think it's for.

Well I am human - but I still have to retry typing those half the time. Not because I'm a computer-gone-crazy trying to hack into various websites - but BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TELL WHAT IT IS. Crazy fonts, lines through the letters, twisted around into weird shapes. Help a sister out. I can't tell what they heck it says. Is that a g or a 3?

So I think I'm going to go on a crusade to end word verifications. Next time it prompts me to "Type the characters you see in the picture above" - I will type: NO THANK YOU. It'll be my way of stickin' it to the man.

And when it makes me retry, I'll give in and type the dang letters/numbers in... if I can figure it out.


  1. Hola! I love you blog. Where do you find the photos for it - do you take them yourself?

    Interesting timing on your latest post - believe it or not, I had to type the word "klansmen" today for a word verification. Not kidding. Who in the world develops these things?!

    Anyway - keep up the good writing! :)

  2. Thanks lady! Some are photos I have, stock photography I've gotten, or random shots I found via google. Google, ahhhh saves my life!

    And klansmen - wow!