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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Infection?



This is weird. I cropped the above image from a screenshot of my blog. See the arrow in the image above? See the little circle that the arrow is pointing toward? It's just above the 't' in "the". At first I thought that I entered some foreign language character by mistake, but scroll up or down and the circle stays. Aha! Dirt on the screen! But no, wiping it away has no effect. Open a new tab in my browser (Firefox at the moment) and it disappears. Open my blog in another tab and there it is again! I suspect fancy mouse related nonsense from Chrome, which I have quit using again because it has recently become very sluggish.

You know what else is weird? The background in the screenshot is a different color than the background here, even though they should be identical. I mean, it's a screenshot, right? So what happens if we take a screenshot of a screenshot? Does it continue to get darker?

Look at that. Keep going and we might be able to reduce it to an all black square.

2 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

It appears here using Opera as well.
It links to
https://www.pinterest.com/join/?next=/pin/create/button/%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.oregonlive.com%252Fnews%252Foregonian%252Fsteve_duin%252Findex.ssf%252F2014%252F01%252Fsteve_duin_lawrence_wright_goe.html%26media%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia.oregonlive.com%252Fdesign%252Falpha%252Fimg%252Flogo_olive.gif%26guid%3D_bjN0CxAmfw8-0%26description%3DThe%2520Pulitzer%2520Prize-winning%2520journalist%2520reflects%2520on%2520the%2520power%2520of%2520religious%2520belief.

Charles Pergiel said...

Pinterest. I should have known. That's what I get for stealing stuff, er, giving other people credit, yeah, that's what I was doing. I cut 5K of html out the Steve Duin's story and that seems to have fixed it. Thanks for the hint.