Friday, August 10, 2007


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketAnyone who uses Blogger much knows what that is.

A friend of mine stopped here yesterday. Quick social call to say hi because she knows I'm working on this license exam. She asked to use the liptop a second (yes, Lippy has a liptop). She brought up google to use it a minute.

I have the "auto-fill" feature turned on, and apparently when you type in those word verifications in blogger, those get committed to "auto-fill" memory too. So she kept getting all these whacked-out word suggestions when she'd start to type.

"What the hell kind of words have you been typing in here?" she asked.

Now this woman is very, very pragmatic. The Web is not something to be used for anything other than work. I don't think she even knows what a "Blog" is. I thought about what explaining the origin of those gibberish words would involve, and I just thought it was simpler to cut-and-run.

"Oh, yeah, I type a lot of nonsense," I answered. Sometimes a computer isn't the quickest thing in the room.


  1. Sometimes it's easier just to make stuff up rather than explain how things work. I do it too. You should hear some of the B.S. I feed my students (only when they want me to explain something totally irrelevant).

  2. Anonymous10:02 AM

    what have you been typing lippo? ;)


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