OT: ajax image galleries

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 19:12:45 CEST 2008

Disable javascript and it works much better. I use the NoScript FF extension.

TinyURL on the other hand... Why would anyone ever use that? I never
click on links unless I know where they link to. Here's a plan for

1: Discover browser 0-day exploit
2: Put up a gallery of FreeRunner pictures on a website
3: Point a tinyurl at the gallery
4: Wait until everyone's linked to it and is clicking it
5: Change gallery to 0-day exploit

Or even easier:

1: Link to goatse.

TinyURL takes all the best practice Internet guidlines you try and
teach people and ruins them all. Can't stand it.


2008/6/4 Chris Wright <dhasenan at gmail.com>:
> 2008/6/3 "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at 3v1n0.net>:
>> There are some pics and videos by Einstein from freeyourphone.de:
>>  - http://tinyurl.com/66ktzl
> (URL maps to http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/gallery/menu.php?gallery=members&album_id=8
> )
> Those AJAX image widgets seem to be designed adversarially. They
> prevent tabbed browsing of images, make it difficult to link to an
> image, impose additional delays on the viewer, and introduce a new UI
> for navigating the galleries that doesn't fit in with any existing
> browser. Viewing a large image and then a small one requires
> additional scrolling, unlike any non-ajax solutions I've seen. The one
> that that link goes to allows you to click on the right half of the
> image to go to the next image or the left half of the image to go to
> the previous, with no visual clues that that is what is happening.
> Do they have any recognizable merit whatsoever? Why do people use them?
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