Excellent video on taming your inbox
I keep reading about second life. Friends mention it. It’s funny, the same pressures that got me to try facebook are not working to get me into this virtual world. I am glad for people like Darren Barefoot who provide some much needed perspective, check out his latest post
The article later suggests that such a project might have cost $500,000. So that’s, what, about $416 per visitor?
Only about 1 million users had logged on in the previous 30 days (the standard measure of Internet traffic), and barely a third of that total had bothered to drop by in the previous week. Most of those who did were from Europe or Asia, leaving a little more than 100,000 Americans per week to be targeted by US marketers.
I still think rather than the current second life, future alternative virtual worlds will make it big, eventually. Once the performance, detail, activities, traffic and open source infrastructure are there.
While I admit I have not really given it a chance, the linden labs walled garden appears to be over-hyped, poorly populated, slow and not much fun. If you know otherwise I would love for you to demonstrate its plus points.
When I really anticipate something there is always some joker who wants to spoil it. Sure, most of the time people open their cake hole without thinking, obviously it isn’t always malicious. Regardless of intent, books and film endings seem to be something people like to “share”.
There isn’t enough time for me to list all the books and films people have spoiled. Of course I still get enjoyment, but the enjoyment is diminished when twists are revealed.
When the last Harry Potter came out the spoilers were everywhere, someone even painted a spoiler in 2-foot-high letters on a motorway bridge!
This time I was ready for them. I got the book on Saturday morning and have avoided any media where spoilers might be posted. There was a close call when someone mentioned to me to avoid Pownce, Facebook and Twitter. I don’t use my Pownce account anymore but I was much more careful when I checked in at the other two.
Now I can read any site I like because I managed to finish the book in a rush. In a way I diminished the enjoyment by rushing to finish it rather than properly enjoy it, but I am glad I did because the alternative would have spoiled it more.
Do you know why people post spoilers? What do they get out of it? If you have a theory do let me know in the comments …
Your Score: Serious Cat
50% Affectionate, 37% Excitable, 60% Hungry
Hungry for knowledge in any internet forum, you demand decorum. Any off-topic remarks, absurd statements, or tomfoolery on the interweb is deeply frowned upon by you. Truth has no room for drollery.
To see all possible results, checka dis.
|Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test written by GumOtaku on OkCupid|
I have said it before and I will keep saying it, the more we use the web the more we over-share. See this from the BBC about social networking sites
“More and more consumers are signing up to these sites every day and chances are they’ll put on their date of birth, location, e-mail, job and marital status.
“Fraudsters can use this information to steal an individual’s identity and open accounts in their name.”
The group advised people to limit the personal information they make available about themselves online.
It said people should avoid putting their full date of birth on one of the sites, as well as the names of children or pets as these are often used as passwords.
I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? and a good laugh… Ahh, now I feel better
I keep hearing and reading things like this from an apparently “Old-line Republican“
preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events,” Roberts continued. “Chertoff has predicted them. … The National Intelligence Estimate is saying that al Qaeda has regrouped. … You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda’s not going to do it, it’s going to be orchestrated. … The Republicans are praying for another 9/11.”
I am reading so many things like this that I actually believe it now. Either a big “terrorist” attack is going to be allowed to happen, or some pretext is going to be used to attack Iran. While I would hate to fully believe the former, I think the latter is highly likely, what with the PNAC report and those carrier groups rattling sabres just outside their borders.
It could be I read too much Digg and BoingBoing.
Somebody give me a different perspective? And not referencing Fox News please?
I am no longer a Microsoft MVP (sniff) but I remember what it was like to receive my truckload of foreign language CDs (and later, DVDs). It seems from Phils MSDN woes they are still creating MSDN mountains …
As you have the Visual Studio team Suite 2005 with MSDN Premium. we can only ship the media with all languages. there is no English only dvd pack for this level. The other option you have is to change to a online only subscription
Seems odd that an otherwise intelligent company can not fathom that English people in 99.99% of cases only need the English versions.
Really, does anyone have an environmentalist flavoured clue stick?