Category Archives: The Wonderful WWW

The answer to your holiday PSPrayers

Forlorn because Sony wasn’t able to make the PlayStation Portable available in time for Christmas gifting? Amazon.com has the answer: A $750 one-page PDF from IDC explaining that Sony delayed the PSP launch. According to some satisfied customer’s opinions from … Continue reading

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Humpty dump IE

Internet security firm Secunia says that based on three new critical holes in Microsoft’s browser, you should immediately and forever after stop using Internet Explorer because “(security) perfection is impossible” The “extremely critical” flaws mean that hackers can gain open … Continue reading

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Gentle Voyeur

The Gentle Voyeur tracks down the internet’s finest oddballs so you don’t have to.

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Such a deal!

Hey! State or municipal website owner! How much would you pay to get a web site that’s less than 700 pixels wide, affixed to the left side of the screen, contains a header graphic that swings over to a left-side … Continue reading

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32 items a second

If you were wondering how busy Amazon was over the holiday shopping period, the answer is “very.” The company set a new one-day sales record by moving 2.8million things, or 32 things every second, and during one particularly busy 1-hour … Continue reading

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The world according to Google

If you wanted to have a web page with the biggest hit count in 2004, you would have needed the following according to the Google Zeitgeist: Britney Spears and Orlando Bloom are shopping on eBay for a new Ferrari when … Continue reading

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The virtual island economic bubble

So, um, okay, uh, so, well, where to begin? Okay. So, this guy? Right? Okay, so he really likes playing online games. Like, you know, the ones where people pretend to be someone else and live somewhere else and spend … Continue reading

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Over 10 million served

Firefox is one month old, and it’s been downloaded over 10 million times, and, according to OneStat.com, it’s gained 5% on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer since coming out of beta. Microsoft sort of shrugged and mumbled something about “that doesn’t count! … Continue reading

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Search yourself

The recent law here in the U.S. allowing allof us to finally look at our own credit records for free goes a little further than that. In addition to seeing how much credit you’ve accumulated and/or abused, you can also … Continue reading

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Party like it’s 1999

Knowing a good thing when it sees it–or, rather, recognizing that 8,000,000 downloads is a hell of a lot more than the number of its new subscribers, AOL is going to use Mozilla’s Firefox engine and release a new version … Continue reading

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