Friday, January 27, 2006

When to think twice about auto-fill-in

So. I was at this workshop this week right? It was good overall and I'm glad I went.

At one point in the workshop we were discussing websites and the instructor had a laptop (not sure whether this was his laptop or one that had been provided) that was projecting up onto a screen so that we could all watch. He was using a web browser and going to various websites to show us how to use them. His browser was doing that auto fill-in thing, so as he was starting to type in website addresses it was filling in with other addresses that were in the history. I noticed one filled in address that came up - www.czech-girls.com or something. It was only up there for a second, because as soon as he filled in more of the address he was looking for it went away, because it was no longer a match. I thought to myself, 'Did I just see that?' but I didn't see anyone else in the room react at all, so I thought maybe I was crazy or that I had misread it. I totally forgot about it. Until now.

I am back in the lab now, and I was just talking to another girl who went to the workshop. She started telling me that she had seen something weird when he was doing the website stuff, and I said 'You mean www.czech-girls.com?' But she had seen ANOTHER one, something like 'freeporno.com' or something. And that she too had looked around to see if anyone laughed or anything but no one did, so she didn't think anyone else had noticed it. The fact that we both saw two different porn-y sounding websites makes me think that neither or us is crazy. Hee.

7 comments:

Karl Broman said...

Best to use firefox and have it erase your history and such every time you exit. Not that I have any reason to need that, of course.

Lisa said...

riiiiiight.

Rafa said...

your definetely not crazy. it happens to the best of us. i attended one of karl's lectures on programming html and "www.assparade.nl" showed up various times.

Karl Broman said...

I guess that was before I figured out the firefox trick. Wait, I'm not admitting to anything.

Karl Broman said...

Also, Rafa can't see the screen from the back of the room, so he couldn't have read such a thing.

John said...

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Lisa said...

geez. you stats people sure are a rowdy bunch.