To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason.  To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
ISSN: 1527-814X Friday June 2, 2000

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Skulking people's phone numbers around the world

The first link above gives links to all known web directories for all countries in the world in these categories:  residential phone numbers, business phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, and miscellaneous

WebSkulker was curious about who had the .com instead of the .net version of this name.  Click on the second link to see what he found:  the company that owns the domain name is trying to sell it for $2 Million!

Skulkers should never shoplift

This isn't your normal kleptomania, but rather a Windows shareware program that "steals" text from error messages, directory lists, and pretty much anything else you will ever see displayed from a Windows application or Windows itself.  Most such things, of course, can simply be copied to the clipboard by highlighting them and pressing CTRL-C.  But WebSkulker has often encountered messages that can't be copied directly and wished he knew about a program like this.  Just the other day he was running a program and an error message popped up with names of modules, line numbers, and error codes.  He wanted to report this to the author of the program and had to type all of this into a message.

Kleptomania can read this type of error box and more, because you point it at an area of the screen and it uses Optical Character Recognition techniques to read the pixels on the screen and turn that into text.  When you first install it, Kleptomania builds a database of all of your Windows fonts, so it can easily recognize the text.

More skulking around in space

This is the home page for pictures and information about the Hubble Space Telescope.  The second link will get you right to the pictures.

WebSkulker is shocked and mortified

This is the "one and only Morbid Fact du Jour, the website where bad things happen to good people."  The site really is updated daily with a morbid story, and there is of course an archive of all past items.

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Ms. 1133

A father put his three year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which she ended by saying "God bless mommy, God bless daddy, God bless grandma, and goodbye grandpa." 

The father said, "Why did you say good-bye grandpa?" The little girl said "I don't know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do." 

The next day grandpa died. Father thought it was a strange coincidence. A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers, which went like this: "God bless mommy, God bless daddy and good-bye grandma. Next day the grandmother died. 

My gosh, thought the father, this kid is in contact with the other side. 

Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say "God bless mommy and good-bye daddy." 

He practically went into shock. Couldn't sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch sent in and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be OK. He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound. Finally midnight arrived, he breathed a sigh of relief and went home. 

When he got home his wife said "I've never seen you work so late, what's the matter?" He said "I don't want to talk about it, I've just spent the worst day of my life." 

She said "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me. This morning the milkman dropped dead on our porch!"


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