Gorgeous Blonde (Who's Not DHH) Takes Over Official Rails Sites
Just a year after RubyOnRails.org was "derailed by [a] hacker", a gorgeous woman has taken over all of the various rubyonrails.org sites (to which rubyonrails.com forwards, too) including the API documentation and official Rails weblog.
In 2009, the issue was down to David Heinemeier Hansson's problems with his domain registrar, which were quickly resolved, but it seems the issue has bubbled up once again. You'd think that with 37signals doing well enough for DHH to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo that he could drop the < $100 to extend the domain for 10 years next time — perhaps a fundraising drive could be organized, as with the successful drive for the limited-usage Rails logo.
As of April 20, 2010, the various rubyonrails.org sites look like this:
If the gorgeous girl intrigues you, you can get a whole portfolio of images of her on iStockPhoto.. Being used on millions of parked domains across the Web, she's arguably one of the Web's most famous faces.
In the course of writing this post, it seems DHH is at least aware of the problem: