A Geek’s Guide to Rejection

Talking about humour…I found this at Digg. (Digg is all about user powered content. Every article on digg is submitted and voted on by the digg community. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote the news that’s important to you!)Posted one day ago, it received already 878 diggs. And it is funny!

You are on Digg. That means you’re Either a Geek or . . . well, you’re a Geek. Here’s a funny article that helps translate Chick Rejections to a language we Geeks can better understand.

The article is at the SEO-weblog. Of course you have to understand the Status Code Definitions of http, but then they are very funny. Most of all I enjoyed the response by a woman named Natasha:

What, women can’t be geeks? And we may not get the 411 rejection, but there are plenty of others ranging from the gender-specific to the gender-neutral.

203 Non-Authoritative Information (alternate)
“I didn’t lie.  About anything important.”

300 Multiple Choices
“‘What, you didn’t know I was still dating other girls?”

405 Method Not Allowed
“You love your blog/politics/tech thing more than me.”

407 Proxy Authentication Required
“Come on, you know how I feel about you.”

412 Precondition Failed
“What do you mean you won’t shave there?”

415 Unsupported Media Type
“What’s with the sci-fi crap all the time?”

503 Out of Resources
“I don’t have time for this right now.”

505 HTTP Version not supported
“You didn’t think this was serious, did you?”

In geeky solidarity,

On her own weblog she posted some other intepretations.

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