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Thievery (this post features breasts)

22nd December 2005

You know that I’m normally very tolerant of web thieves, giving them the chance to amend their sites before “outing” them.

Well, I’m tired of being nice. So, when La Catolica en Arecibo hot-linked to one of my rollover images, I replaced it with an image of some tits…

tits

Thank you. I’m here all week…

Responses

# J˙rgen Arnor G¨rds˙ Lom responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Nice one… ;)

# Lee responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Rolling in the isles!! Excellent work my son!

# J.D. responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Classic! Nice work. What makes this even worse is that it’s a school doing it. They should know better.

# Brad Chmielewski responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Oh man! What a great idea!

# tim responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Great job !
Which pictures were they hotlinking ?

# Simon Collison responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Tim: They were using the rollover sample from the Rollover Generator - I think they missed the bit about using their own image…

To be honest, it’s not the first time I’ve done this, but it is the first time I’ve used breasts. Very satisfying.

# Mark responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Oh! My! God!

But what if they are not really shocked?!?

Remember: “Catholic school girls rule” ;)

# tim responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Thx Simon - I guess they’ll learn their lesson ;-)

# Dan Mall responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Wow! Well done! My insides hurt from laughing so much!

# Seb responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Wonder how long it will take them (a) to notice, and (b) do something about it…

# Alexander Berglund responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Haha, that’s like Kitta going wild XD but I like your approach as well :P

# Raanan Avidor responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Took me 5 minutes to find the site. Behind your breasts there is a link to a photo gallery run by FotoPlayer, a free flash based web photo album, it is still in the trail version, cost 50$ to buy the full version… They are also using the Ultimate Drop Down Menu, I wonder if they bought a license. Actually I don’t, I’m confident they didn’t. And they also suffer from a hard case of DIVititis. Are you sure this is a real, living site? There are a lot of links from the home page that take you to a 404/under construction page, I thought we’ve passad the point where people you those.

# Simon Collison responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Raanan: Half-live, half under construction I think. I guess the important thing is that they’re using my bandwidth - quite a lot so far…

Maybe I should just remove the image from my server? Not as much of a lesson though is it?

# Raanan Avidor responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Give it a few more days, it is just too funny, and I want to show it to some friends (some more lost bandwidth)...

# Michael responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Hahahahahahahahahaha! So great! The best way to make them learn their lesson! Great!

# Tom responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Ace!

# Tom Oakes responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Very nice.  We should start a pool as to how long it will take them to rectify.

I’ve never understood why someone would hotlink.  Stealing the image in the first place is one thing, but linking content from another domain makes (their) site run slower.  It’s not like that image has much of a disk footprint…

Would you have caught them had they just stolen the image, and not hotlinked?

# John B responded on 22nd December 2005 with...

Bloody brilliant!

# JR responded on 1st January 2006 with...

I did something like this once with a client that wouldn’t pay me. Back when flash 4 was the cutting edge I used to be in the habit of embedding a hidden flash redirect on the homepage of every site I designed. If there was nothing live to redirect to the flash 4 plugin wouldn’t alert to failed redirects and would go completely unoticed. My client refused to pay so I just uploaded a live page to the redirect and re-routed all of their traffic to rotten.com. The check came the next morning by overnight delivery.

# Paul Davis responded on 2nd January 2006 with...

I like the tits but you could have taken advantage of the free ad space and started serving your ads there.  :)

# crazyluv responded on 4th January 2006 with...

I find that many people from where the school is located don’t know to much about hotlinking and other internet things like it. They really should do more research before hand and so I think this is a good lesson for them.
I’m gonna have a lot of fun showing this to my BF, I bet he will find this equally entertaining.

Oh and by the way I talk from first hand experience not becuase I have dealt with them but becuase I live with them. I don’t know anyone from the school but if I ever meet one I’ll have a great conversation starter.

# Ken responded on 9th January 2006 with...

You could have found a nicer pair. Jordan’s got a fitness video out by the way

# jachinls responded on 16th January 2006 with...

Well, it seems that this little saga has been concluded. And everyone has come away with something:
1. LCA - a greater appreciation of html, css, roll-overs and hot-linked images.
2. Your readers - many hours of rolling around laughing, and endless entertainment trying to guess how long it would take LCA to fix the problem.
3. CollyLogic.com - now appears 3rd on Google search results for La Catolica en Arecibo. Looks like young hopefulls and their parents will be given the opportunity to see your screen shots of LCA during one of it’s less Catholic moments :-)

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