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December 31, 2005

Pepper-o-Meter 2005!

By Pepper of the Daily Pepper

UPDATE: Size of file is now greatly reduced! Microsoft Paint is definitely "bell"!

I'm in the mood to spice up the typical end-of-year lists with a chart. In honor of what was hot and what was not in 2005, the Daily Pepper presents a Pepper-o-Meter to reveal what is truly habanero, just jalapeno, or flat-out bell. And, yes, you are supposed to read across for the full effect.


Any other suggestions as to what was spicy and not-so-spicy?

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Building on the cupcake-donut-brownie sequence:

Habanero: Baker's Dozen
Jalapeno: Fun-pack
Bell: Six-pack

Posted by: Minipundit | Dec 31, 2005 3:36:33 PM

With all due respect, there's really no reason to put up a 300 kilobyte image to achieve that table. Even if you don't want to write up a HTML or CSS table for it, which would be easily done with, say, Microsoft Word, simply switching the file format to GIF would take the size of the image down to 6.8 kilobytes, a 97% size reduction.

I'm on dialup for the holidays. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Julian Elson | Dec 31, 2005 3:46:31 PM

Julian, in this day and age?

Posted by: TJ | Dec 31, 2005 4:22:20 PM

Habanero: the Pandas
Jalapeno: the Donkeys
Bell: the Moose

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Dec 31, 2005 4:35:10 PM

I would just like to say this is definitely the funniest end of year list I've seen.

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Dec 31, 2005 5:45:49 PM

Habenero: Bahamas
Jalapeno: Jamaica
Bell: Aruba

Also, 300 KB is painful for those of us on 256 kbits/s DSL lines, which have a practical maximum of 25-30 kbytes/s and sometimes go slower.

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Dec 31, 2005 5:52:28 PM

Habenero: Premium High Speed Internet from Cox Communications (6 Mbps downstream)

Jalapeno: DSL Lite from BellSouth

Bell: Net Zero with Bullshit Dialup Accelerator!

Posted by: Andrew | Dec 31, 2005 6:59:16 PM

Oh, dear. I made it with Paint because I wanted to get the colors right ... lemme see if I can get a fix in. My apologies for not thinking of those who suffer with low-bandwidth.

Posted by: Pepper | Dec 31, 2005 7:24:39 PM

OK, folks - should be fixed! Sorry about that. I take my high-speed access for granted. Tsk-tsk for me.

Posted by: Pepper | Dec 31, 2005 7:34:52 PM

Thanks, Pepper. I appreciate it.

Posted by: Julian Elson | Jan 1, 2006 1:30:57 AM

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