This Man Refused to Open His Eyes & Other Web Flotsam

This picture has been default online photograph on a number of services for a while now. Recently a number of people have asked about it. It’s a mugshot from 1920’s Australia. I saw it a good while back. I can’t recall where but there’s something in the futile defiance that has remained interesting to me.

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There is a pretty decent way to see the reality of the world of online education by searching Twitter. There will be cursing, plenty of cursing.


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The Internet of things is well on it’s way to reality. Hello NewThermostat.


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Targeted ads end up doing odd things when you mostly go to Amazon as a result of Boing Boing articles rather than to shop.


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Someone somewhere was paid to write this ad copy. English teachers everywhere ought to post it on their walls.


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The VADOE is full of malware. You have been warned.

Comments on this post

  1. Alan Levine said on October 20, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Someone at OpenVA (Bill Smith?) commented on how little you resembled your avatar. The source image came up readily on google image search.

    Defiant indeed

    • Tom Woodward said on October 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Scott Lo mentioned it possibly as well. It came up two or three times. Funny.