Time for your weekly dose of levity, stupidity and weird stuff.
What Are They Trying To Tell Us?
Here's one way of voicing your discontent with some of the big names on the
Net. Check out what domain names include the term
News of the Weird
True stories that prove fact is often stranger than fiction.
Patented Baldness Treatment
Male pattern baldness is a common problem and many men stupidly try to disguise this
condition through "careful combing." This patented process offers to document
that time-proven technique.
Could Do Better?
I've rounded up a number of items that I've collectively titled "could do better"
and which show that there are still many sites which are decidedly in need
of an oil-change and polish.
Note: since this piece was written -- the site at
seems to have strangely disappeared.
One site is (was) offering a step-by-step method of obtaining an online web presence through
its SiteStarter system. Unfortunately the task of applying for a domain name
is hardly "state of the art". Check out the instructions on the bottom of
Then there's the rather strange advice on
which suggests you add a fourth-level to any selected domain name when it
"Rather than using a general email address
(email@example.com) you could register a
domain name, such as jb.company.co.nz."
Oops... more porkies!
Here's another site that claims "All personal and
credit card information that you provide is safe. Our secure server
software (the industry-standard SSL) is the best encryption software
EzSurf signup form
is not served from a secure server. I clicked right through from the site's
front page and there was no sign of an https:// anywhere.
However, there is a secure server at Ezysurf -- but
look what happens when you try to use it.
Rugby and Politics
This is way off-topic I know but, in the wake of a certain politician passing
comment on the sensibilities of a winning Wellington rugby player:
If it's okay for some politicians to play with half a brain, why can't
rugby players compete with half an arm?"
Yes, I know the first edition of the weekly has yet to appear -- but I'm
still working on it.
Hopefully (if current leads pan out) it will include a very interesting expose'
into the astoundingly bad behaviour of a group of local "new economy" company
directors (some of who are also on the board of a public company). Just how
competent and ethical are the managers of some of our hi-tech public companies?
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