On the 27th December I opened up Bloglines to see what new updates awaited me. That’s when I saw this:
Notice how the grey bar displays the message “Doc are you telling me you built a time machine?” Hopefully recognize that line from the first Back to the Future movie. Bloglines displayed this because the website in question had scheduled a post for publishing on the 29th December. You can even see the post date on the screenshot itself. Somehow scheduled post made it’s way to the RSS feed eventhough at the time it was not visible on the website. Indeed, trying to navigate to the post yielded a 404 error.
When you sit in front of a computer typing on a keyboard you gotta let off a little steam. Sometimes we hide comments in code or have our website respond to the Konami Code. And sometimes we reference pop culture.