Here they are -- readers' contributions of links to the stupidest, wierdest
or just plain funniest sites on the Web.
This is a brilliant site -- one of the few that has caused me to burst into
fits of uncontrolled laughter. Make sure you check out the videos.
Yes folks -- this *IS* "Ginger"!
Category: hysterically funny
Beating The MP3 Noise?
Thanks to modern technology, anyone can cut a track, turn it into an MP3,
put it on the Net and wait to be "discovered." The Worm Quartet have
decided to try and cut through the noise of thousands of other wannabes
by targeting their music to a distinct audience.
Lights Out Everyone
It's pretty hard to believe but they're pulling the plug on the electricity
supply to some parts of California through the imposition of "rolling outages."
How, in the 21st century, can a country allow the hub of its hi-tech industries
to be deprived of the very lifeblood it requires to function?
(Where is YOUR website hosted right now?)
I guess the reason is the same as that which saw NZ's hub of hi-tech without
power for several weeks a couple of years ago -- bad management and bad
Yesterday I reminded readers that it's important to make sure your computer
systems are secure -- today perhaps it's time to remind everyone that it's
also important to make sure that critical systems have sensible alternative
That UPS under the desk might be fine for a few minutes -- giving you enough
protection to cope with the odd transient outage or brownout but what happens
when the lights go off for a day or more?
Most bigger companies are well equipped with emergency generators these days but
what about the growing number of small home-based operations? How would
The Bandwidth Wars Are Brewing
With IHUG heavily pushing its Ultra service (now with the tantalising
prospect of ditching the phone line for Net access altogether), Telecom's
launch of flat-rate DSL, TVNZ, Sky and Telstra Saturn all mumbling stuff
about satellite services -- it would appear that broadband is about to
hit New Zealand in a big (and affordable) way.
Maybe the real bonus of the year 2001 won't be free dialup Internet but
low-cost broadband access for all -- let's hope so.
Now that the Southern Cross cable is in place, there's no reason why Kiwi
web-surfers should have to put up with slow 1990's technology limiting
their access to streaming media, MP3 downloads, and the latest online software
The Weekly Trickles Out
This week's edition of the Weekly has started trickling out. It will probably
take a day or so before they're all sent but they're on their way.
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