Category Archives: The Wonderful WWW

Amazon’s big privacy sale!

Amazon.com was awarded a patent for its method of gathering information about every click, review, purchase, browse and other thing you do at their site and churning it in a big ol’ database and figuring out all sorts of great … Continue reading

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Dr. Who escapes!

Crank up your BitTorrents and warm up the DVD burner, an episode of the not-yet-released new Dr. Who series from the BBC has been leaked to the web. There hasn’t been a new Who series since 1989, and the next … Continue reading

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Self promotional link love

Because I don’t have enough to do in my spare time, and because what good is one weblog when you can have two or three or four, I’m using one weblog to point to another weblog that’s just as ugly … Continue reading

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How to kill Netflix

I gave up my Netflix subscription long ago because I would just hold onto the DVDs “for as long as I wanted” and never watch them, so it didn’t take long — well, it did take a few months — … Continue reading

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Evan Williams slowly morphing into Prof. Irwin Corey

Blogger co-founder and Google stock millionaire Evan Williams is starting up a new company aiming to take all your personal audio podcasts and stick ads in-between them and syndicate them or something like that, hell if I can make heads … Continue reading

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Making software for humans, not engineers

Now it appears, from their blog, that they’re doing an iPodder, a directory, and something like audio.weblogs.com. If Odeo somehow comes to dominate podcasting, this wouldn’t be the first time Evan Williams “took over” an idea — Scripting News Sounds … Continue reading

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Stupid spoiled whore values “privacy”

Paris Hilton, over-exposed skank idiot facial-surgery victim, wants to apologize to all her friends and relatives for the recent unpleasantness involving her Sidekick and the publishing of their phone numbers and email addresses all over the fucking place. Believe it … Continue reading

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The Web will eat itself and its children

Today both Wired News and Red Herring had articles about internet housewife Jason Kottke’s plunge into full-time blogging, which I found about by reading Mr. Kottke’s blog. Both pieces quoted liberally from Mr. Kottke’s previous post announcing his new decision … Continue reading

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Fiendster

Mr. Westberg, a convicted sex offender who will rightfully go to hell someday, was lonely. So he did what any number of other people do when they’re lonely: he went online. So where does a convicted sex offender go for … Continue reading

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dot boom2: less boom

When Google bought out Squaw Valley Resort, it wasn’t the fabulous adventure that pre-bubble-burst dot-bomb employees remember. Sure, the company paid for travel and lodging, and treated everyone to as much skiing, snowboarding and ice skating that they could take. … Continue reading

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