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Here's your weekly instalment of flotsam and jetsam from the web.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
"Looking for that extra special gift? Looking for something different?" Or
are you just one very lonely and confused puppy? Answer "yes" to any
of these questions and you'll just love
If you're a bit of a philanderer then make sure your spouse never stumbles across
that the Egyptians had contacts in high places. How else would they
be able to get secret pictures of attack helicopters and submarines?
Whatever Happened To?|
About a year or so ago I started developing a new
type of pulsejet engine which takes aim fair and square at the
defense and recreation markets.
To find out how things are going, check out the
X-Jet page on this site.
Awards, Part Two
Last Friday I wrote a piece about
Internet awards. This prompted a response from Denis Dutton, editor
of Arts & Letters Daily.
"For the record, neither Arts & Letters Daily nor SciTech
Daily Review paid for their nomination for this year's
Webby Awards, which came to us as a pleasant but complete
surprise. So far as we understand, each of us was nominated
by members of the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Other nominees in our categories include NASA and BBC News,
and I doubt if they paid for nomination, either. Your
editor is quite correct that the Web is clogged with
meaningless "top site" prizes. The Webby Awards do not fall
into this category. Both Vicki Hyde and I will be flying to
San Francisco to join the glitterati for the event. Why
A few days later I received an email from Vicki Hyde who is the managing
editor of SciTechDaily Review.
Now Vicki is showing a level of intelligence not often seen in the online community.
She's created a web page
designed to rally support for the site amongst NZ web surfers.
One thing's for sure -- if you don't blow your own horn on the Net then
it's really hard to get someone else to do the job for you.
As regular readers know, I'm always in favour of getting in behind local
content producers -- so I fully endorse this campaign to recruit voters
in the "People's Voice" category.
Go and vote now!
Why Is He Smiling?
Once again, Telecom/Xtra's DSL service seems to have been a little
"intermittent" in recent days. What I never cease to find amazing
is that the dork whose face features on the "Xtra
Network Status Summary" is always smiling -- regardless of the bad news he has
to deliver to customers on that page.
Perhaps he has an account with some other ISP?
Come on Xtra -- get creative -- wipe that smile off his face when
you're delivering bad news!
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