I'm fascinated by bizarre bug stories.
This one (retold by my ex-Linden-Lab-colleague Mark Ferlatte) happened in the mid-2000s.
The chain of decisions that made this possible could make a book-sized history of computing.
But if you only take one lesson: please, validate your inputs.
I'm returning to reading RSS (newsblur) and one of the weird fucking feeds I subscribed to ten years ago is "show me all new Flickr photos geolocated in my tiny town" and it's remarkably random and weird and I would suggest everyone else follow suit if you don't live in a big city.
Hey everyone that works at Automattic, I got some Wordpress complaints https://a.wholelottanothing.org/2018/08/15/things-that-baffle-me-about-wordpress-in-2018/