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I was kind of lost without you guys yesterday...
I know people are furious, but people seem to forget that it is because of Western intervention that many of these dictators were installed in the first place.
Notice the little #! in the URLs there now? It's called a hash bang (sometimes called a shebang, lol), and it is an abomination that deserves to be cast into the fieriest depths of hell.
For more information on what exactly a hash bang is, see this site (for those of you who are a little bit more technically inclined, see this site.)
And here's a nice little write-up about the whole oopsie booboo that made us come here (thank heavens, love you guys!)
In short - whoever did the coding for the new site design over there is a moron. An absolute moron.
- site loads sloooowly (like, slower than 99% of all other websites on the entire internet.)
- Even though there is a bot that can index the site as is (googlebot), the site loads so slowly that it will take a major hit in search rankings.
- Caching of those websites is completely broken.
- Integration with other sites (eg Facebook, StumbleUpon) doesn't work and will not work until some kind of overcomplicated workaround rule is added.
- Said workaround for all of this involves indexing webpages on the server with a verbose URL (in addition to the #! URL) which completely negates the whole reason for using !#s in the first place
- And in the meantime, they're still hosting ca. and uk. versions of the sites, which use the old (vastly superior) URL hierarchy.
So...because of all this, I have come to the conclusion that this is all a farcical experiment of Denton's , whose sole purpose is to provide fodder to flesh-out the Wikipedia entry for "Crabtree's Bludgeon."
Seriously, Imgur is the best-kept secret on the interwebs, as far as I'm concerned. MrGrim over at reddit is the guy who really deserves a hug for it. He's poured his heart and soul into that site.
The five rivers of Hades ( for the five smaller meeting rooms):
- Acheron (the river of pain)
- Cocytus (the river of lamentation)
- Lethe (the river of forgetfulness)
- Phlegethon (the river of fire)
- Styx (the river of hatred)
And for the larger meeting room:
- Tartartus (a great pit in which the souls of the damned are housed)
And maybe for the cafe:
- Erebus (the purgatory-like place all the souls of the damned wound up before they were ferried to Hades)
I can think of nothing better which embodies most peoples' experiences in meeting rooms. Unfortunately, management might not be too keen on the idea...