narcimund

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  1. narcimund

    Ted Mayfield

    He ran a shady dump but the world needs some of those. I'm glad I made my first couple of hundred jumps at Sheridan. Unfortunately I'm not a creative enough writer to retell any of the stories in a way that makes him look good. First Class Citizen Twice Over
  2. Oooo. This bit is poor phrasing. I wish they'd said, "allow students to jump solo after additional training." The way it's written makes it sound like the only difference between tandem and AFF is you get socked for an extra $100 and you're on your own. First Class Citizen Twice Over
  3. narcimund

    Twin Otter production restarted!

    Skydive Oregon - 1 First Class Citizen Twice Over
  4. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    There are now 3 or 4 people all sorta supporting the poor put-upon web developer. They all have under 10 posts each. They're all horrible writers. Most say something akin to "Why don't you go do something more fun like go jump?" I'd love to see their IP addresses. First Class Citizen Twice Over
  5. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    Oh! To the CORE! First Class Citizen Twice Over
  6. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    You know, I think the server is automatically blocking anyone who views a certain number of pageviews (or bytes perhaps). The guy is apparently hosting on a home computer which is probably off a residential DSL/cable line. I bet he's limiting each visitor's bandwidth usage so he doesn't have to pay extra for a business line. Real good marketing tactic! Just when someone's looking around the website is a good time to shut them off with a nasty "Prohibited" message. The webmaster's personal site is a hoot too! He lists his height, weight, and nationality, claims that women are his #1 hobby, and casually mentions that he won $15 million in the lottery and designs websites for $3000. We've got a real winner here, boys and girls. Poor DZ... First Class Citizen Twice Over
  7. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    Like you? Oh wait. You're posting online too. Nice example you're setting for us. BTW, I do website development professionally. Examining and discussing and learning from techniques -- both good and bad -- is part of my career and part of how I got to the point where I'm very well paid. So what are YOU getting from participating in this discussion? First Class Citizen Twice Over
  8. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    Holy shit. This guy's metastasized! First Class Citizen Twice Over
  9. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    It's been a few weeks since I've had any coffee but that sounds good. I'm going to celebrate by having some! Thanks for the idea. First Class Citizen Twice Over
  10. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    They should just block access to all of the skydivers! That would solve their problems. First Class Citizen Twice Over
  11. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    They were funny before. Now they're hilarious! We've got them comparing IP addresses in their access logs with geographic locations in our profiles... That's just plain childish. This is a business? And they're shooting themselves in the foot. I'm sure Google will be really proactive in indexing their encoded JS block. They've got a technology geek willing to sabotage the business to prove how clever he is. "Vanity -- definitely my favorite sin." -- The devil in Devil's Advocate First Class Citizen Twice Over
  12. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    And now they've just taken the whole site down. Party poopers! First Class Citizen Twice Over
  13. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    Hehehe. it's funny to watch how the web developer is responding to this thread. He's now converted the whole thing to a complex JS encoding. But if you don't spot it the current hidden search engine spam is: First Class Citizen Twice Over
  14. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    Since yesterday Skydive Southwest Florida removed this snotty line from their website. Skydive Southwest Florida is obviously reading this thread. So they removed the insulting comments from their code but Skydive Southwest Florida DIDN'T remove the misleading, probably trademark-violating text. post edited by request First Class Citizen Twice Over
  15. narcimund

    another unethical dz website

    I wasn't the one to originally find this of course, but if I'd ever gone to that website I'd have noticed the large blank gap at the bottom of the window above the stupid "WARNING" notice. Since I'm a website developer, I'd wonder what that was caused by. A simple view source reveals all sins. I also commonly Select All in webpages. The highlighting reveals tremendous information about how the page is assembled: which text is graphic vs. text vs. flash, how columnar layout is achieved, etc. It's just professional curiosity that sometimes pays off with entertaining surprises like this one. First Class Citizen Twice Over