Angelfire websites are teh suck...
March 29, 2004 3:36 AM   Subscribe

I've found the most incredible page on angelfire that just has to be shown to Metafilter. The problem is, well, it's angelfire...

The author is a russian woman who gives no contact details on her website. I'd love to share it with MeFi, but mirroring the images seems potentially dangerous. Thoughts?
posted by twine42 to Computers & Internet (16 answers total)
It's not the woman riding a motorcycle through Chernobyl is it? Because that one has been posted before.

I'm really sorry if that came across snarky, but I haven't had my coffee yet.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:58 AM on March 29, 2004

Response by poster: can I just ask how the blue b*****y f**k I managed to miss that twice in under a month?

Godamnit. Oh well.

Okay, as a hypothetical then...?
posted by twine42 at 4:07 AM on March 29, 2004

Link it through FreeCache?

Not an ideal solution, as the caching doesn't seem to stick to subsequent links in the same site, just to the first one; but it would work well for links where the main focus is on a single page.
posted by rory at 4:30 AM on March 29, 2004

incidentally, i think that page has survived slashdotting twice - i guess it has a special deal with the hosting company (/. don't cache for people, do they?)
posted by andrew cooke at 7:09 AM on March 29, 2004

Why the fear of angelfire? Is it mean... or fragile?
posted by silusGROK at 7:51 AM on March 29, 2004

silusGROK--Angelfire and many other free hosts have pretty tight limits on daily download volumes. A link to MeFi, and enough people would click through to hammer it quickly, frustrating everyone else.

Plus, it has popups'n'stuff.

Back to the original question--I haven't checked, but it may be archived at
posted by adamrice at 8:06 AM on March 29, 2004

What does b*****y stand for? I can't find an appropriate adjective with the correct number of letters.
posted by jjg at 9:25 AM on March 29, 2004

adamrice -- Oh. I thought Angelfire was a blogger.

posted by silusGROK at 9:34 AM on March 29, 2004

posted by goethean at 12:06 PM on March 29, 2004

jjg: I think the missing letters are u-g-g-e-r - it's a Britishism.
posted by misteraitch at 12:13 PM on March 29, 2004

I read it as "blue butterfly fuck." Not sure what that says about me.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:43 PM on March 29, 2004

Slashdot posted that link twice and there's been no fallout over the issue.
posted by shepd at 12:45 PM on March 29, 2004

Wow, never noticed this link before. Very cool, in an eerie kinda' way.
BTW, there IS contact information on the last page, albeit snail-mail
posted by jmd82 at 3:10 PM on March 29, 2004

Here is a mirror of the site that appears to have more bandwidth.

Signed, the guy whose blog is currently #1 in Google for "Chernobyl motorcycle."
posted by kindall at 4:48 PM on March 29, 2004

I was going to suggest linking to it via's Wayback Machine, assuming they have a suitable copy. But the FreeCache solution may be a better way and it's being done by the Wayback Machine guys.
posted by Nelson at 5:06 PM on March 29, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks guys.

And yes, for some reason "blue buggery fuck" is a favourite term of confusion and dispair for me...
posted by twine42 at 12:24 AM on March 30, 2004

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