Let this be a lesson

So I was just browsing my stats page and I noticed that some chump on MySpace was hotlinking an image of Jack Bauer off my site. If you don't know what hotlinking is, it's basically the pettiest form of theft ever, but it's still annoying. People link to images hosted by someone else, consuming their bandwidth and when it adds up it starts to cost money for the 'victim'. Lucikly, the victims can fight back.

How, exactly? It's very easy. Just upload a different image with the same filename, and that appears on the thief's page instead. Guess what sort of image I chose.

Lesson.

'Thedroz' got off pretty lightly. The next guy who does it to me will get some Lemonparty.org going their way. Do not click that link.

Permalink || Posted 7/5/2006 by Pete

3 comments »«

  1. harris - 7/5/2006 - 8:05pm

    revenge is sweet lol :P

  2. helz - 19/5/2006 - 2:27pm

    I was stupid enough to click that link, and i immediately wished i hadn't! How the hell did you find that in the first place? I'm hoping that you found it by accident, i don't like the thought of people going looking for that kind of stuff... ewww.

  3. helz - 20/5/2006 - 10:19am

    Got your message on my blog... thanks for the warning, but when people tell others not to do stuff they always end up doing it for some reason! you can't really tell from the URL exactly what is on that website, i didn't think it could get much worse than that pic you uploaded. I don't even want to think about the worse stuff on the internet...

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