Matt\’s Cuppa

My take on tea, technology, and our environment

MoanMyIP is the Matt’s Cuppa WTF of the Day for 8-23-07

Posted by telecommatt on August 23, 2007

Ever wonder why the IT department operates behind closed doors? Is it to protect all those servers? Ummm…maybe….

MoanMyIP does exactly what you think it does

Every once and a while I come across a site that makes me do a double take. A few weeks ago it was the unfortunate Chef Boyardee marketing site, and this week the clear winner in my book is MoanMyIP, which is a sister site (almost literally) to HearMyIP.com.
Both services do just what you’d think–identifying your IP address and
reading it back to you. The only difference of course is that HearMyIP
uses the classic text-to-speech computer voice whereas MoanMyIP uses a
female voice that announces your IP address in about as close to a
not-safe-for-work/family manner as possible.

In addition to your IP address, MoanMyIP will also list your OS and
browser, along with host and TCP port. The real question is who needs
to know all these numbers? Most likely it’ll only ever be the folks on
your IT staff at work, but it’s a good bet they’re not going to use
this. The real reason behind the site is to show you how much
information sites can get about you without a Web proxy, which
incidentally is also offered from the same folks.

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3 Responses to “MoanMyIP is the Matt’s Cuppa WTF of the Day for 8-23-07”

  1. Pink said

    Up next: Sexy girls communicating only in binary!

  2. Now that’s funny! BTW I liked your Starbucks post from the other day.

  3. Pink said

    Thanks! I just couldn’t believe that action was acceptable employee conduct. Luckily, finding a trash can in NYC is no more difficult than finding another Starbucks.

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