__/ [David Wright] on Thursday 22 September 2005 07:21 \__
> Brian wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 07:26:09 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> (feeling dumb for refusing to look more closely at the error)
>> You're not alone - for the first half second I thought "damn - the page
>> is broken".
>> I guess that's what happens through responding to just the page layout.
> Didn't need a second take, the images at the bottom gave it away, plus
> getting used to things like that now...
These customised error pages, as well as hard-coded pseudo error pages,
require a careful look. Some surfers just look at the visual pattern of a
page if it repeats itself.
As for http://www.linuxstolescocode.com, I had it loading in a new tab on my
right monitor while continuing to read the NG on the left. After a few
seconds I saw a little window and just pressed okay. So, it's a question of
how closely you look at things.
Very timely example: I was very proud to have taken some money out of the
ATM within seconds. This was only a couple of days ago. An hour ago I came
to discover that those bastards charged me almost 10% of the amount I
withdrew. I should have responded to the warning sign: a little question at
the start: "would you like to top up your mobile phone?". Now, if only I
had looked more closely at their dirty profit-making tactics... it always
has a cost. Some people take advantage of carelessness.
Roy S. Schestowitz | Parition if an operating $ysteM must be put aside
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