Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's not a bug; it's a feature!

So I've been using the Firefox browser for a while now, because it offers "compose" mode here in blogger, and it keeps multiple tabs open, and all the cool kids are using it, so who am I to argue, right?

Except there's a built in search thing in the url bar. You just type in what you're looking for; no tedious heading over to Google or Yahoo (my search engine of choice, as if anybody cares.) That seems nice enough. The problem is that sometimes the program just goes ahead and opens the website it decides is the one you really want. Except that oftentimes, it isn't.

Like today. Today I was searching for some clip art. I decided I wanted to dress up my recipe blog a la Susie Sunshine or Penny Pressed--with some adorable vintage-looking pictures of housewives--ideally, adding cans of cream of mushroom soup to anything that will sit still. Which believe it or not, is pretty much the subject of my recipe blog.

So I typed "vintage housewife pictures" into the Firefox url bar.

And? A whole page of erect penises and shaved pussies shows up.

If you're running Firefox, you might want to give it a try. Go on, now. I'll wait.

Back already? So tell me--did those housewives look vintage to you? Because I thought they looked extremely up to date.

4 comments:

  1. Seems like you should be blaming Google for the pr0n, not Firefox.

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  2. Yeah I didn't get any images to auto popup, i just got search results. Do you have it configured right?

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  3. Whoa. Them Firefox defenders is everywhere!

    I have a love/hate relationship with unwanted porn. I would never pull it up myself, but when it occasionally pops up unwanted on my computer, I generally learn that people are doing things with their bodies that I never thought possible. And continuing education is always a good thing.

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  4. I am sorry to laugh but as I read your explicit account of what popped up I couldn't help but laugh out loud. There is something in the way you deliver a line. lmao

    You really should be blaming Google for the search.

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