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SydLexia.com – Site News and Random Shit » 2009 » November
Archive for November, 2009
November 25, 2009 – 11:14 AM by Syd Lexia

      Yesterday, while reviewing my daily site logs, I discovered I was getting a lot of referral traffic from an article on Topless Robot. Upon further investigation, I noticed two things:

      1. The “traffic” was simply a hotlinked image in an article.
      2. The “article” in question was complete trash.

It seems that some loser named Caleb Goellner was too lazy to host his own images for his paid submission to Topless Robot, so he hotlinked to one of my pictures of the Mega Man antagonist Burst Man for an article entitled The 9 Most Suggestive Mega Man Boss Names Ever. The article was the most embarrassingly stupid and incoherent drivel that I have ever read in my entire life, and I felt personally insulted that my bandwith was being used to further its existence. So at 3:30 PM EST yesterday, I did something about it. Specifically, I used my htaccess skills to block Topless Robot’s use of the original Burst Man image and replace it with one with a SydLexia.com watermark on it. After several hours of that, I realized that Caleb hadn’t bothered to assign any size attributes to the image, which meant I could replace the original image with a giant image if I was so inclined. As it turned out, I was so inclined, so I forced out this image to Topless Robot:

As of the publication of this post, that image is still on the site. See it HERE.

November 13, 2009 – 12:07 PM by Syd Lexia

It took me 107 days, but I have finally finished all those Pop Tarts that I bought back in July.

November 9, 2009 – 4:00 PM by Syd Lexia

      As some of you may have noticed, portions of the website were hacked earlier. These portions have been fixed, and we are once again operating at full strength. I apologize greatly for any inconvenience this bullshit may have caused. I have ramped up site security to prevent fucking bullshit like this from ever happening again. Once again, I am sorry.

November 3, 2009 – 5:43 AM by Syd Lexia

It was five years ago today that the site launched. I hereby pledge to keep it going for at least another five.
– Syd Lexia