Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So long!

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." - Jebediah Springfield

HugeURL.com seems to exist for no discernible reason other than to take perfectly good web addresses and turn them into ginormously long URLs. Here, for example, is the HugeURL'ed informationnation.blogspot.com:

This wonderful little baby will work just as well as its terser brother... As the Telephone Information Lady would say when the number has been changed, "Please make a note of it." (via dmiessler.com)

If you were so inclined, you could own one of the longest alphabetical email addresses in the world by signing up over at www.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com. You could get an email address like yourname@abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com

I wouldn't recommend it, though. Even aside from the complete uselessness of it all, it isn't the most privacy-minded spot on the planet. They ask for a bunch of personal info that they admit they are going to share with anybody's-guess-who...

lists everything from the longest abbreviation (NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOM
ONIMONKONOTDTEKHSTROMONT -- Meaning: Laboratory for Shuttering, Reinforcement, Concrete and Ferroconcrete Operations for Composite-monolithic and Monolithic Constructions of the Department of Technology of Building Assembly Operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for Building Mechanization and Technical Aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR.) to the longest zucchini (6 feet, 4 inches).

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