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» Sacked

Last year Wales bt. England in the six nations...
It doesn't happen very often, and there were a few jokes doing the rounds. Working in England, and getting stick every year when Wales lost, I thought this a rare gloating opportunity. One of the jokes was about a court case. The judge granted custody of a child to the England rugby team, because "they wouldn't beat anyone". I decided to do a fake bbc news page, and sent the link to 15 non-English friends.

Two weeks later I was receiving random emails from all over the world, referring to the news item. I could not delete the page from our web-server at work. On the same morning I was trying and failing to do this, the BBC complained to my employers (a well respected UK institution!).

The web server was so busy fetching the page that I couldn't delete it. It had received half a million hits in the previous five days.

The BBC and our webmaster were very understanding about the whole thing, but I must admit I was petrified!
(Fri 24th Feb 2006, 17:13, More)

» Running away

When I was five, I packed a few things into the pockets of my duffel coat. With teddy under one arm, I left the house, slamming the door behind me. I hid at the bottom of our drive, badly it seems, as my parents and older sister watched from the kitchen window. After a few minutes I returned, threw open the door and said "I'm giving you all one last chance". My memory is vague, but my family love regurtitating the story every year.
(Mon 14th Aug 2006, 20:34, More)

» Failed

I seem to be failing miserably.
(Mon 8th Jan 2007, 10:37, More)