Monday, March 21, 2011

EXP5 Down Temporarily

I've had some hard luck on the hardware front and have taken EXP5 offline while I use it for data recovery.  At this point I'm not sure how long that will take.

BOT House is up.

BOT House Twitter feeds have been down for some time.  I think they finally fixed that Android hack I've been using to get around their new security policies.  It was fun while it lasted.

Anyway, I've been considering getting out of the UT99 business.  It's been eight wonderful years, but I don't play as much as I used to and these catastrophic hardware failures are starting to wear thin on my nerves.

Monday, March 07, 2011

"Press any key to access system."

Yeah, I don't believe it either.

You'd think that phrase would show up somewhere on the Web, but Google has never seen it.

Go figure.

It took them a few minutes to get it, but I now have the #2 hit without quotes and the #1 hit with quotes.

So why does this phrase not exist?  I at least expected to find it in a user manual for the network device I stumbled on the other day, but no.

I suppose it has something to do with the fact that no manufacturer is his right mind would design "access control" and "user authentication" around the "any key". 

It just doesn't happen.