Hotlinking Fun

The Guns of August and This image is stolen from Hotlinking is to the web as plagiarism is to the classroom.

Am I becoming popular? Considering that I was a victim of design theft and forum hacking last month and bandwidth theft this month, I think I am gaining popularity (on a small scale). I noticed in my referral logs—aka: my best online friend—that someone was requesting one of my images many times from another URL. Apparently, Mr. Monahan is unaware of the finer points of online etiquette; I consider it my duty to teach him a lesson.

Long story short, I modified the image he was requesting (The Guns of August book cover) with an educational bit of advertising mockery. I’m not sure how long it will take before he notices, but I’ll be interested to see how long it will be until he makes a correction on his page. It is an interesting coincidence that I found this about the same time that I read a related post by Dan Cederholm. Luckily, I had a few more pixels to maneuver.