Category Archives: Internet

robsheldon.com: Hello, world.

http://robsheldon.com/giving-up-on-google Kudos to Rob Sheldon for J’Accuse-ing Google on its increasingly spotty offerings. I was an early convert to the search tool, loved Images, preferred Maps to Mapquest, and still tell all my n00b-ier friends about Docs, but the truth is that they’ve started to feel very much like Al Qaeda: Lots of little groups […]

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Google told to hand over millions of YouTube user details to Viacom in $1 billion case – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2008/07/03/dlgoogle103.xml This is old news, but important news: Google has been ordered to hand over the personal details of everyone who has ever watched a YouTube video, potentially threatening the privacy of tens of millions of internet users. The US court judgment is part of an ongoing legal battle between Google, which owns YouTube, and […]

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http://colorwar2008.com/youngnow This is such a cute meme: People retrieve photos of themselves as youngsters, and recreate the poses in a new photo. It’s fascinating to see the ones that include parents, and – in more cases than you’d think – their original toys, blankies and accoutrements.

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Editors& Note – Magazine – The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200801u/editors-note This past year, I’ve spent much of my online time immersed in the incredible online archive of the seminal homesteaders-and-filthy-hippies magazine, Mother Earth News. The archive articles are free and extensive – I can vouch that they go to 1971 at least, ’cause that’s where I’ve left off. Now, the Atlantic Monthly announces its […]

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Wireless Nomaden

http://www.wirelessnomad.com/ As my ISP’s customer service has apparently migrated to Bangalore (with no reduction in cost to its Canadian customers, I might add) I thought I’d migrate to a new ISP. My brother in law mentioned these guys, and the idea is certainly promising: A co-op, whose members create free network hotspots from their wireless […]

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E-mail spam – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spam It’s a sad day – for the first time ever, my Spam count is above a hundred. Chillingly, it’s only 4:00, so there’s likely a lot more out there with my name on it. Well, not my name; that’s one of the hallmarks of Spam, innit?

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FM Gallery Host – Chickadee Landing –

http://www.fredmiranda.com/hosting/showphoto.php?photo=43268&sort=1&cat=all&page=1 We met this photographer yesterday on our way into the Leslie Street Spit. He was all camo-ed up and carring a lens so big it probably cost more than my condo. Yet, from photos like these, it appears to have been worth the money.

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http://www.googleityoumoron.com/ Oooh. I must print out a copy of this to keep at my desk at work…

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http://media.putfile.com/OlbermannSwings This is also old news, but is so jaw-droppingly bang on it’s worth posting. Also, sadly, noteworthy because of the rarity of that sentiment on American news these days. I’d never heard of Keith Olbermann before, but he’s a hero to me now.

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Toolhaus.org

http://toolhaus.org/ Along with PayPal, this is one of the most essential tools for eBayers.

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