Submit Response


Submit Response is a weblog by Jack Mottram, a journalist who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. There are 1308 posts in the archives. You can subscribe to a feed. This post was made on and belongs in the web category. The previous post was , and the next post is .


I tried to sign up for today, a rather nice-looking service that creates a ‘river’ of information from RSS feeds provided by the likes of Flickr, and Twitter, so folk can view all your online activity in one place, complete with pretty graphs.

Unfortunately, I got caught by the CAPTCHA:


How charming to be considered non-human by a website just because I haven’t the faintest idea what ‘resolving’ some numbers in brackets even means, let alone how to do it.

Admittedly, I add up on my fingers and have to use a calculator for sums involving numbers of more than one digit, but it still seems horribly elitist to expect all users to have an A-level in maths before they’re allowed to use a site.

Update: for anyone wondering, the answer to min(8,5) is 5 and Joe who runs kindly plans to change the CAPTCHA soon. Here’s my page on the site. For a more complete one-page summary of my recent faffing online, see Flow.

Posted at 4pm on 04/06/07 by Jack Mottram to the web category.
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  1. hooray
    posts on submit response on successive days - a beautiful blend of lovely pics and minor geekery ( from someone who passed his maths gcse aged thirteen+ )

    Posted by bobby at 8am on 05.06.07

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