January 19, 2005

It Has Come To My Attention. . .

So, if there's a fly buzzing around a blog, and the author doesn't know it's there, does it really exist?

Apparently, YES:


Now, I like a good joke as much as the next guy, and it's pretty obvious that whoever conjured this insectoid avatar of me has some apparent skill and technological savvy, so I salute you, oh tinkerer of blogs. But, still, you can stop now. Please.

I've gone through my blog template code, and I can't see anything that would indicate anything has been added. And, because the fly only appears on some people's browsers and not others, I'm wondering if this is some sort of blog hack by proxy, meaning that it somehow gets downloaded as a kind of Javascript from another site, and only manifests itself on my blog. I don't know. I'm not techie enough to understand how this kind of thing works.

At any rate, please cease and desist with the buzzing fly, unknown blog kung-fu artist. I bow down to your superior skills.

Now, please, swat that fly.

Posted by Ryan at January 19, 2005 09:09 AM

I don't get anything in my browser :-( I must be one of the unlucky ones who didn't get to be blessed by the almight Ryanzilla bug of green lovliness. Alas, I will continue to attempt to live my life without this supreme blessing.

Posted by: Rick at January 19, 2005 10:45 AM

I can still see it, by the way.

Posted by: Joshua at January 19, 2005 11:17 AM

WTF? Grrrrrrrrr.

Posted by: Ryan at January 19, 2005 11:50 AM

Nothing here: PC, IE 5 or 6.

Posted by: seed at January 19, 2005 11:51 AM

No flies here. Also using IE.

Posted by: Jim at January 19, 2005 12:49 PM

Hm, this furthers my belief that the fly in question is probably downloaded when some people visit some other page, and then executes when they visit my blog.

The question is whether this little bit of hi-jinx was done in good fun, or whether it was meant to poke fun as a sort of inside joke.

Posted by: Ryan at January 19, 2005 12:54 PM

I don't see anything either. Suspect you are the victim of a practical joke. Send in Martha Stewart. She can kill any form of humor.

Posted by: Helen at January 19, 2005 01:37 PM

Jesus! It's gotten bigger. And now it's got a, um, dirty mushroom.

Posted by: Joshua at January 19, 2005 03:57 PM

DAMMIT! I want to see this thing, and I want to know who's responsible!

Posted by: Ryan at January 19, 2005 04:08 PM

Perhaps Joshua is just seeing things.

Nothing here on Firefox.

Posted by: David Grenier at January 19, 2005 05:26 PM

Using netscape, and no not here either.......

Posted by: Donna at January 19, 2005 08:54 PM

Using IE and Firefox...no fly here.

Posted by: LW at January 20, 2005 09:08 AM

not here. Mac OS 10.3, Safari

while it sucks for those effected, i have to say i think the idea is pretty cool. sneaky geeks.

Posted by: leblanc at January 20, 2005 11:55 AM


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