Archive for the ‘stack overflow’ Tag

404: Blog Post Not Found

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

What’s a 404 error message?

It’s the message you get when you navigate to a webpage which is not there, for example:

http://www.google.com/dsjkfdkjlfdkjls

A lot of tip top websites spend millions on making sure their sites are the bee’s knees. Yet when it comes to 404’s, they often forget. Check out Facebooks lackluster attempt:

I checked out a lot of the bigshot sites, and Google, Tumblr, Stack Overflow, MLKSHK and Github have some of the best custom 404 pages.

It’s not too hard to set up your own 404 page, but beginners may find it confusing. Now I’ve set up the .htaccess file in my local copy of PJs.Cat to redirect to an “error.php” file, but there’s nothing special there yet. In the meantime check this out:

Massive props to whoever put the “!!1” in Googles 404:

Massive props to Github for embracing their Geekiness:

And finally Propus Maximus to MLKSHK for making it’s own 404 mascot:

Cute! ᵔᵜᵔ

Great Britain is Lagging America

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Think about where the most popular websites on the Internet come from for a second.

Ebay. Yahoo. Amazon. Google. Facebook. Twitter. Linkedin. MLKSHK. Youtube. Wikipedia. WordPress. Blogspot. Bing (yuck). Tumblr. Craigslist. Flickr. 4chan. Stack Overflow.

Even Duckduckgo!

American, American , American , American , American!

Great Britain, my country of residence, has been left behind in the dust and we are not close to catching up. Perhaps we lack the entrepreneurial spirit fulled by a Randian, laissez-faire, pro-capitalist worldview, compared to our cousins from across the pond, but we have really dropped the ball this time.

Aside from the BBC (which is cheating really) and Wolfram Alpha, we haven’t really yet made our mark on the 21st century.

Somebody has got to do it. May as well be me. Only when PJs.Cat is a real success will I then rest.