Filed under: Beercritic asks...
Filed under: Beercritic asks... | Tags: aleuminati, beer philosopher, beer porn, pourn
I wanted to give a shout of thanks to Shawn Connelly, aka the Beer Philosopher, who runs a great blog, and started my favorite home-away-from-home at http://aleuminati.ning.com — Shawn recently wrote on his blog about some of my visual work on The Aleuminati, his social network about beer:
John LeMasney, who can also be found on his own blog called beercritic, has consistently been cranking out some jaw-dropping visuals of high-end beers. Almost every day, Aleuminati members are treated to gorgeous photo spreads (nearly 400 of them now) of great beers in the photos section of the site. In addition to the excellent photos, John captures videos of the beers he’s enjoying as they’re poured into their respective glassware. These videos, mostly ranging from 1:00 – 3:00 minutes in length, are a lot of fun to watch. Not only are they well-made; they’re a true (not so) guilty pleasure to the true beer geek.
I’m sad to see the events as they unfolded on ratebeer.com recently. First a few weeks or months back, upon visiting the site, Firefox started warning of script redirects. If you wanted to still use RateBeer, you could, but only by ignoring the issues the site was experiencing, or by protecting yourself by antiscripting tools (e.g. the noscript plugin for Firefox) and/or great anti-virus tools. Sigh. Then yesterday, and a day or so before that, each beer listed would run a redirect script upon clicking. For the unprotected, it was more than just a nuisance — it was a threat. For the protected, the site became virtually unusable unless you starting typing in missing parts of URLs stripped by the antiscripting tools. Sigh again.
RateBeer shelf tags were perhaps the first way that I began to discover great beer, and I still use them today. I’m sad to say that it looks like that particular tool and its era are probably gone. The site currently reads:
RateBeer Security Timeout: I need some help!
So far I haven’t found a soul who can help. If you can help, please shoot me an email at joet @ ratebeer.com. I have recently been laid off, so I am a bit on the hurting for cash side. Anyone who can help here would be greatly appreciated. PayPal donations to firstname.lastname@example.org would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. thanks for all your support and understanding. 82 was compromised so it was closed.
Address : http://www.ratebeer.com/
Sorry to hear it Joe. Things are tough all over.
Here it is: