Please note: this is an old post. I have been blogging for a really long time: since my childhood, in fact. Bear in mind that any opinions stated may have changed, any code snippets may no longer be considered safe or secure, and my personal circumstances are almost certainly different to what's contained herein. You have been warned...
The biggest problem with acting like a wanker on the Internet is that there’s always a bigger wanker (me) out there prepared to shit all over you. I’ve seen plenty of websites recently, the owners of which I would love to knock down a peg or two (virtually speaking). Unfortunately they’ve got to wait in line, because today’s Pants Award recipient has been patiently waiting since March.
When I first came across today’s recipient I was struck by how much of a bigoted cock he is. I was also confused by the constant references to karma as if it were some sort of revenge tool. Now, I’m not really “up” on all of these religious concepts but I thought karma was not about revenge? Either way, from what I’ve read on this site, karma is going to be after my ass apparently…
contagious.nu is badly coded (HTML doctype with a mix of XHTML and HTML tags,
<div>s in place of headers), badly worded (additional ‘is’ in the first sentence of the introduction just for starters) and badly in need of an intellectual property lawyer to rip chunks out of it for copyright infringement.
We should put aside the desperate attempt at a bad attitude, the illiteracy despite claims of intelligence and the obvious attention seeking (“
Comments are currently disabled, because I don’t care what people think anymore.” — surely if this were the case it wouldn’t matter if comments were enabled or not?). These are all minor in the grand scheme of things and not unlike many other personal websites. What I can’t put aside is the claim that “
Everything on [contagious.nu] is legally copyrighted to me” when the majority of the Downloads section belongs to other people.
Of course, there’s the lame-ass warning in teeny tiny text “
These scripts were not made by me” but this doesn’t change the fact that they’re being illegally distributed; somewhat ironic if you keep reading… “
Please [abide] by their rules, obligations, and credit requirements.“. I could maybe forgive this if I thought that this was a case of ‘net etiquette newbie-ness and/or this person had no idea that this was a no-no, but I know for a fact that at least one person has contacted Mr Contagious and been fobbed off with bullshit.
So, because I think you try too hard, you code badly and you’re putting hundreds of people at risk by distributing old, out-dated, insecure scripts.. Gregory, you are my 8th Pants Award winner. Blame God, he told me to do it.
Whoo, those are just too sexy.