Progressively More Disturbing Contextual Search Results


I was recently searching to see if there’s a standard/ideal way to catch the “potentially dangerous input” exceptions that ASP.NET likes to throw if there’s anything that looks like script injection in the request.

Note: these did not come up in my Google results, but in a page hosting a generally useless forum discussion.

OK, this one is kind of funny. I’ve never watched the show, but I hear that it’s pretty good. I live in Ballard and drive by the signs for the boat tour all the time. I was trying to catch “potentially dangerous” exceptions, and not “deadly” ones, however. 


Ignoring for the moment that our culture is already awash in meaningless catch phrases and we shouldn’t encourage people to use more of them, aren’t catch phrases free? If they somehow weren’t free, wouldn’t you be better making up your own?


This third one is the most disturbing. Using GPS to track someone you suspect of cheating on you? Added bonus: having an active GPS installed on someone’s car would come in handy for the post-breakup stalking phase. Here’s some free advice to anyone looking into this solution: if your relationship is so bad that you feel a need to track their every move, it’s best to move on. If you need evidence, hire a private detective, because at least that’s kind of cool.

Alas, I didn’t find anything useful with the specific problem I was searching for. I’m just turning off the request validation and dealing with the potentially dangerous stuff manually.

One thought on “Progressively More Disturbing Contextual Search Results

  1. LC says:

    When googling for technical advice (esp. C# related), I tend to get funnelled into the same useless forums over and over again. I really need to get off my duff and use Google to build the Google Blacklister, where I can mark out domains to be automatically struck from the results before they ever show up on my screen.

    P.S. I’m still trying to figure out where to attach the GPS device to your bike.

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