This site has gained sudden popularity since Microsoft published
this URL as a part of their most recent release of Windows NT (and, it
has now been brought to my attention, as a part of the beta release of
FrontPage '97!). T'would seem that someplace in those programs they've
burned this address into a place that makes me a mere mouseclick away!
This is the Internet equivalent of having them accidentally
publish your home phone number as their dial-up support line. Y'see, "corp.com"
is a real live domain that is registered to me. So what I want to know
who's the jarhead that doesn't check whois
before publishing a URL?
So for a while there, I had some fun! I sponsored a little Internet
Countdown. Today, this is just another calm spot on the 'net. A place for
wayfarers to pause for a moment, have a chuckle, then pass on to other
But for a while there I pointed this URL someplace more exciting!
People had a lot of good suggestions as to their favorite horrible destination
on the 'net. The one I picked?
Well, it turned out to be a local hardcore site www.sexworld.com
. Imagine people's surprise when they were mysteriously transported
I left it pointing there for 24 hours... Now this page has returned
to it's staid, boring old self.
Meanwhile, to gently point out that there are
products in the galaxy besides those made by Mr. Bill:
Here's a pointer to Netscape,
here's a pointer to Linux,
here's a pointer to Apache,
here's a pointer to Apple,
here's a pointer to O/S
2 Warp 4, and
here's a pointer to Grolier.
Wow! This MicroDUH! stuff is catching!
'Turns out that they've got the URL
in their documentation of the Personal Web Server for Win95.
And they've wired
into a wizard in FrontPage 2.0.
Wanna guess who registered that domain a couple years ago?
Yep! Me again!
Microsoft continues to be the only software firm generating
all this attention. Interesting commentary on their understanding of the
Here's the hit-counter. Imagine your doorbell ringing this much!
people have hit this page, and gotten tuned into the MicroDUH!
message, since 1/2/97 (I reset the counter at 4pm). Not bad... Wanna buy
advertising space on this page? 'Looks like a pretty hot spot!
Whatcha think... Maybe the next thing to do is generate some
pages that are exactly like the pages created by the software. But twisted....
Oh, just a little bit. So the unwary might think they'd actually done it!
Only to find out... later... perhaps when the boss is looking at the demo...
that things were going terribly wrong...
And who in the heck am the whacko who'd put up a page like this,
Why, I'm Mike O'Connor --
the guy who turned down $50k for the television.com
domain, that's who.
Have a great day. I hope you got a chuckle out of this page.
I'm pretty sure there are some folks at Microsoft who won't! tee hee!