Y'know things that are all the rage? Blogs. Everyone has one; or at least had one before Facebook, Twitter et al diluted the realtime pool.
Since I'm nu-old skool — and watching endless streams of people retweeting the decades old picture of that cat with the lime on its head using bit.ly links has no long-term value — I figured why not make a blog? The main difference here compared with other people's blogs is that instead of being limited to one topic, you get a little slice of everything all mashed up. Txt spk iz da bom.
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While the shortest distance between two points is arguably a straight line, there are times that’s not the case. Beware mapping software and sat-nag.
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Paranoia about online security is rife. But when safeguards are put in place, it helps to scope out how people might use them first.
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Copyright. Restrictions. Legal threats. DRM. Piracy. Alligators befriending canaries. There are lots of inexplicable things in this world, but the entertainment industry take some beating.
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There are some ropey domain names out there that should never have made it past the first round. Note to the world: think before you buy.
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You know those signs “You don’t have to be mad to work here… but it helps”? Those are in every room at the European Court of Justice. Nowhere else would someone float the idea of a ‘Right to be forgotten’ Internet law and have it taken seriously.
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Dot-ninja, dot-guru, dot-news… every month there’s a new set of domain names to choose from. But are the choices that sensible?
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People logging into Yahoo’s email accounts (like rocketmail) may have noticed a rather nasty-looking advert directly in their inbox. Oh dear, Yahoo, oh dear.
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Internet search rule number one: be precise in your search terms or you might get back things more random than expected.