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Friday, March 13, 2021

Any old site can shorten up the typically-long permalinked Web address (like the ones this here blog renders).

Rage against the conformity of compactness with HugeURL, which supersizes your hyperlink in the most pointless way possible. Check out the job it does for ol’ populationstatistic.com:

http://www.hugeurl.com/?YTk4OTU4ZWM0NGVhZWQ
0OWNjNWI3MTJhOTc1ODE2MDcmMTEmVm0wd
2QyUXlWa2hWV0doVVYwZG9jRlZ0TVZOWFZsb
DNXa1JTVjFac2JETlhhMk0xVjBaS2MySkVUbGho
TVhCUVZteFZlRll5VGtsalJtaG9UV3N3ZUZad
GNFdFRNVTVJVm10a1dHSkdjSEJXTUZwSFRURm
FjVkZ0UmxSTmF6RTFWVEowVjFaWFNrbFJiR2h
YWWxob00xWldXbUZrUlRGWlkwZDRVMkpIZH
pGV2EyUXdZVEZrU0ZOclpHcFRSVXBZVkZWa1
UyUnNjRmRYYlVacVlrWmFlVmRyV25kV01ERk
ZVbFJDVjAxdVVuWlZha1pYWkVaT2NtSkdTbW
xXUjNoWFZtMHdlR0l4U2tkaVNFWlRZbGhTV1
ZWcVJrdFRWbFowWlVoa1YwMUVSa1pXYkdocl
ZqSkZlVlZZWkZkaGExcFhXbFphVDJOdFJraGh
SazVzWWxob1dGWnRNSGhPUm14V1RVaG9
XR0pIVWxsWmJHaFRWMFpTVjFkdFJteFdia0pI
VmpJeE1GWlhTa2RqUkVaV1ZqTm9lbFpxU2
tkamJVVjZZVVphYUdFeGNHOVdha0poVkRKT
2RGTnJaRlJpVjNoWVZXcE9iMkl4V25SalJVNX
BUVlZXTkZkclZtdFdNa3B5VGxac1dtSkdXb
WhXYTFwVFZqRndSMVJyTlZOaWEwcElWb
XBLTkZReFdsaFRhMlJxVW14d1dGbHNhRk
5sYkZweFVtMUdVMkpWVmpaWlZWcGhZV
WRGZUdOR2JGaGhNVnBvVmtSS1RtVldTbk
poUjJoVFlYcFdkMVp0Y0V0aU1sSnpWMjV
TVGxKRlduSlVWbFozVFVaYWRFNVZPV2hp
UlhCNldUQmFjMWR0U2toaFJsSlhUVlp3YUZ
reFdrZFdWa3B6VkdzMVYyRXhhM2RXYlhCS
1pVWkplRmRzYUZSaVJuQllXVmQ0UzFsV1
VsWlhiVVpPVFZad2VGVXlkREJXUmtwelYye
HdXR0V4Y0ROWlZXUkdaV3hHY21KR1pH
bFhSVXBKVm14U1MxUXlVa2RVYmtwaFV
teEtjRlpxVG05a2JGcEhWV3RPVkUxWFVsa
FdNV2h2VjBkS1dWVnJPVlpoYTFwTVdsWm
FVMVl4V25Sa1IyaFRWa1ZKTVZkV1ZtRmp
NV1IwVWxob1YxZEhhRmhaYTFwM1YwW
nNObEpzWkdwaVNFSklWMnRWTVZZeVJY
aGhNMlJYWVd0dmQxWlVSa1psVmtweV
drWm9hV0Y2Vm5oV1Z6QXhVVEZaZUZ
kdVJsVmlWR3h2VlcxNGQyVkdWWGxrUk
VKWVVteHNNMVl5ZEhkV01ERjFZVVJPV21
FeVVrZGFWV1JQVWpKR1IyRkhiRk5pU0VJ
MVZtMTBVMUl4VFhoWFdHaHFVbGQ0VlZ
sWWNITlhSbXhaWTBaa1YxWnNjRWhXVjN
STFlUQXhSVkpzVGxaU2JFWXpWVVpGT
1ZCUlBUMD0=

All that junk, and it still takes you back to the same place. Fun.

I’d like to think that this tool would break Twitter and other character-capping services, but not the case. Still fun.

(Via @themaria)

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/13/2009 01:43:36 PM
Category: Comedy, Internet
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  1. But if you take your lengthy URL and then put it into one of the shorteners, and then back into hugeurl, and then back again, you can break the Internet.

    Or at least that’s what Chris Thilk tells me.

    Comment by Tom Biro — 03/13/2009 @ 02:05:38 PM

  2. …meaning the terrorists will have won…

    Comment by CT — 03/13/2009 @ 02:15:51 PM

  3. In case you get paid by the pixel…

    You’ll love HugeURL.
    (Via Population Statistic.)
    ……

    Trackback by dustbury.com — 03/15/2009 @ 09:26:07 PM

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