During my perpetual quest for the perfect Phun Phriday post (something that is fun and has zero educational value – but is appropriate for most audiences), I happened to read a tweet from Joe Hanson (@jtotheizzoe) about his new addiction to playing a game with the Google Chrome Dinosaur that appears whenever you try to access a site and your internet connection isn’t working.
Strangely, I have seen a lot of that dinosaur this week. Apparently my router decided to implode.
I probably would have diagnosed the issue faster if I wasn’t ridiculously entertained by trying to get T-Rex to jump over cacti.
If you hit the space bar when the dinosaur appears, you will find yourself less concerned about what happened to your wi-fi and more interested in getting your prehistoric, flapless bird past the swiftly approaching obstacles. It’s kind of like Google’s way of saying, “Hey, don’t be mad at us because a website isn’t working; be mad at yourself because you have zero thumb-eye coordination. ”
What’s really bad is when your internet connection is actually working and you deliberately disable it to try to beat your embarrassingly low score that was topped by your 12-year-old daughter the first time she played the game.
Not that I’m judging anyone…