Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Have You Ever Wondered?
Almost everyone has word verification programs in their comment boxes to keep them free from spam. They usually contain a radom string of letters that one must type correctly in order for ones comment to post.
At times I have felt heavy drops of sweat bead up on my forehead as I type the long list of letters necessary to allow my witty and salient comments to be added to someone's blog post, because it brings flashbacks of high school typing class. Often in my head I can even hear the wonderful southern drawl of my Typing teacher shouting out each letter as I try to type it. There are times when I have to make two and even three attempts at a string before I can get my dyslexic brain to get the letters into the correct configuration for my comment to successfully post. It can be maddening.
Ironic Catholic has found an even more sinister basis for these strings of letters though. Whew, now that I know it is the evil one behind these messages and not some infernal, never-ending typing mid-term, I can relax. St. Michael the archangel, defend us in battle, even against the minions of the com-boxes.
Thanks to Curt Jester for the link.