Fail.

Example one – forgetful screenshots

screenshot-fail

A couple of screenshots. Firstly, every now and then, people send us screenshots. They do this by sending them in word documents, which is bad enough. (Please, just send us an image file!) This example though, is quite fun.

Make sure you actually copy the screenshot in, instead of just linking it πŸ˜‰

Example 2 – Infect yourself, and pay money for the privilege

Stupid-Script-Kiddies

My second example, is of a website trying to extort money, by making you think your computer has been infected with a virus. These are nasty sites, and I hate them with a passion. They feed off of people’s fear of computers. The interesting thing here is, this computer can’t be infected in this way… it’s running ubuntu, their silly antivirus software looks very, very out-of-place!

(See my first post this month if you’re afraid of computers.)

Click on the image for the full screenshot. It is quite large. As you can see from the timestamp, I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while πŸ˜‰

p.s. Does anyone know how to force formatting in wordpress? This post took about 10 minutes of fiddling to get the images to go some-where near where I wanted them :/ If you do, please comment! If you don’t please comment. In fact, please comment, comments make my day!

3 thoughts on “Fail.

  1. James

    Those are brilliant! Especially the last one, which borders on art.

    For images, WP has some CSS to handle formating that you can extend with your theme. Basically, it uses drops the images into divs and uses floats or blocks for placement:

    img.alignleft {
    display:inline;
    margin:0 7px 2px 0;
    padding:4px;
    }

    .alignleft {
    float:left;
    }

    img.alignright {
    display:inline;
    margin:0 0 2px 7px;
    padding:4px;
    }

    .alignright {
    float:right;
    }

    .aligncenter, div.aligncenter {
    display:block;
    margin-left:auto;
    margin-right:auto;
    }

    So with the left and right you can easily get the in-line effect or you can string them along so that the images are side by side while the center one is just that, drops it smack in the middle of where you place it. If I’m dropping mostly images (per usual!) I’ll sometimes encapsulate groups in a div set to clear:both so that I can stack them cleanly within the post; the Halloween post is done that way. πŸ˜€

  2. Kirrus Post author

    That’s really useful, thanks! I tried clear: both, but must have missed something πŸ™‚
    Now all I have to do is get round to uploading and working on the few photos I’ve taken recently. I don’t find london conductive to photograph taking πŸ™

  3. Nicholas

    Haha, I know just what you mean. I love seeing that stuff pop up when I’m browsing in linux instead of windows. “Your computer could be infected” no… no I don’t think so. Unless you count the install of windows I have to use for work as an infection lol.

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