So this morning my old friend Aron wrote to me and a couple other people:
Anyway, one of our local news sites is doing a straw poll and the votes can come from anywhere. Please click on this link and vote for Greg Helding.
This smelled a lot like ballot-stuffing to me, but I’m always one to play political games. So I went to the web site:
It looks like Greg is holding onto a tight lead in the straw poll, probably because I voted for him several times. I was going to look into hacking the system and placing ten thousand votes for Greg via a web script, but the poll is running on Blogspot, which is owned by Google and locked down pretty well. In a few minutes of poking I wasn’t able to find a quick way to game the system.
Still, I couldn’t resist adding a few comments to the blog. Most of the comments already in there were really boring things like
Yeah, yeah. Yawn. It’s time the heavyweights came to the party: