San Antonio's Rockstar Turned Realtor®: December 2010

Blurry vision at ActiveRain: Do I need glasses?

Tegley ???Tegley ???

I love CAPTCHA codes.  I found this one this morning while here on ActiveRain and had to laugh.  I wrote my message, started to type the letters from the CAPTCHA and then realized I had absolutely no clue what the second word was.  I think there's an "m" and a "y" at the end there, but that's about all I could see (or guess).  In addition to the usual non-sensical words that appear, I've found many instances where the words were more like an ink blot test.

Did you know?

Although it seems like it would be fairly obvious, I've seen people do the "I could've had a V8" head smack when they realized what the two symbols to the right of the text box were there for.

Headphones - Click this icon and you'll be played an audio version of the text.  This is often helpful when the words apear blurry and you can't read them, but it's also useful for making websites accessible to all.  If you're blind, you can't read a CAPTCHA and the text-to-voice software that you would use to "view" websites would not be able to read the text...as it's an image file.

Circular Arrow - You can use this button to refresh the words if they are unreadable or look like you've been out on a bender.  One note of advice, every site is different with their refresh button, if you've entered any text (comments, email, etc.) I highly suggest you copy what you just wrote and then click the refresh button.  I've lost some great text over the years when the whole page reloaded instead of just the graphic.  In the case of ActiveRain's contact pages (where this was taken from), the button only refreshes the graphic (9 times out 10 you'll find this to be the case, but it's that one time that will make your blood boil).

Comment balloon 37 commentsMatt Stigliano • December 05 2010 08:56AM
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