sesam is Péter Szilágyi, Engineering Manager at IBM Cloud, residing in Budapest, Hungary. This is his playground.

Over the top

Security is good and bots annoy the hell out of me as well, but this is really the case of going over the top. I tried to register to the forums of the popular Mac torrent software Transmission. However, I got this captcha to make sure I was human:

phpbb captcha

I challenge you to read it. I could make out 2NVR and a T at the end… but it’s supposedly six characters. I don’t consider myself visually impaired – as the site suggests quite cheekily – or otherwise challenged, yet after three tries and three different but equally frustrating captchas I was told to try again later.

Guess I have been measured, weighed and found wanting.