The scariest pop-up on the Internet.

Just moments ago I experienced a moment of absolute terror on the Internet, a moment of fear unmatched by any screamer video on YouTube or scary Flash movie anywhere. No, this was a moment far scarier than anything I’ve ever seen online, and it’s one that made me nearly jump out of my hide.
The new champion of the scariest pop-up on the entire Internet is this gentleman dressed in white.

I was browsing through some web sites to catch up on some of my favorite comics when all of a sudden this scary man dressed in white appeared out of nowhere and started talking about ways to lower my electric bills. My mouse must have rolled over some booby-trapped ad on the page that triggered the scary pop-up that’s going to give me nightmares for a long time to come. Obviously these advertisers are resorting to sneaky tactics to sell their products by scaring you half to death.
I really miss the old days of the Internet where you could browse the web without scary men dressed in white popping up to scare you senseless. If this kind of terror keeps up, the next man in white I’ll see will be the one who’s stationed in front of the Pearly Gates.

Quick and dirty firmware reversing.

This is pretty scary. Anyone with even a little knowledge can easily alter the firmware of various network-enabled devices and render them useless. This is very bad news for the waste water treatment plant where I work. The machines in use to treat the water are also controlled by network-enabled devices. If we’re not careful, a hacker can easily turn our treatment plant into the world’s biggest toaster.

And you thought office work sucked.

Next time you think about how dull your job at the office has been, just be thankful you don’t work at a hospital. That’s where I used to work, and even doing computer work there can be scary.
One time I was working at a computer at the registration desk in the emergency room when a man walked into the ER and sat down in front of the desk where I was working. When one of the clerks asked how she could help him, the man calmly replied, “I’m having a heart attack.”
As the clerk attempted to get his name, the man started groaning and was sweating heavily. A team of nurses came out with a wheelchair to help him in, but by then he was unconscious. His eyes were still halfway open and staring straight ahead. It was pretty scary.
On my way out I walked through the emergency room itself, where I saw the man in one of the beds and being attended to by some nurses. They were giving him CPR and attempting to revive him. I walked on, knowing I had just witnessed the scariest moment in my entire computer career.

Freak firecracker accident.

Wait, I must take a picture of myself, transfer it to my computer, load it in my graphics program so I can crop it and adjust the colors so it looks decent. Afterwards I must upload it to my blog so the whole world can see the face of suffering on account of my mistaking a firecracker for a lit cigar.
There, the picture’s uploaded. Where was I? Oh, yeah.