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Sunday, December 6, 1998

Targeted search sites: Sprockets and Cogs and DevSearch. Both very useful.

Just like you should be checking your phone bill for illegal "cramming" charges, you should also be checking your credit card bills.

Furbywatch: Furby makers in China are exploited.

It appears that Salon Magazine doesn't have very high ethics. Sheesh, that's not news to me.

Saturday, December 5, 1998

A surprising number of movie scripts are online.

Hierarchy in Site Structure. Thanks, Steve.

From RageBoy: Driveways of the Rich & Famous.

Could this be why WebTV (ahem, Microsoft) dropped support for Java?

Hey, nice design...graphic, that is.

Jason Chervokas talks about how kids 12-19 might be the target market for Smart Cards. I think he's right.

Friday, December 4, 1998

Break into cars using your Palm Pilot. Wow.

Chank will paint for $$$.

My good friend Wes gets quoted alongside the Prophet Eric Raymond.

Shoot the Suit. [Shockwave required]

The Miraculous Winking Jesus. [Looks like he's got something in his eye, to me]

Along the same vein as The Onion, but nowhere as near as good, is Denounce.

I'm afraid that this type of email is going to become more common every day.

Thursday, December 3, 1998

FurbyWatch: I guess I was right about these Furbies. Short supply + high demand = mass hysteria. Sure, these toymakers know exactly what they're doing...

Apple to drop price of iMac to below $1,000? Hmmm....they should do it before Christmas.

The fiasco around these "Internet Stocks" is all about money, nothing else.

The Politics of Hacking.

So, it is possible to win at those darn slot machines. You have to cheat.

Here's a fascinating IRC chat transcript from a group of people talking about NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and advertising.

Updated job postings for the Internet Technical Group. Most of these jobs postings involve human factors and various areas of the usability field.

Wednesday, December 2, 1998

I'm pleased to report that Camworld looks and performs just fine in the WebTV Viewer.

"These drastic measures were brought about when Apple Computer, Inc., ixMicro's largest OEM partner, returned thousands of ix3D Ultimate Rez graphics accelerator cards due to 'poor performance', our sources told us late last week." [I have one of these cards in my G3 at work and it performs just fine. Hmmm....]

The Good Old Days...of'93. I remember the Big Red Button That Does Nothing. Heh, heh, that was a classic.

Aaron Goldberg's predictions for 1999.

I think the creator of this banner ad needs to read this article.

An excellent 8-part serial about men who marry Russian women through a service.

AOL Watch: Requiem for Netscape.

Ha ha. Like I've said before, don't screw around with companies' trademarks.

Via PeterMe: A really goofy comic strip about Thanksgiving turkeys.

Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Draplin: Draplindustries Gazette #4.

RLE tells us "look for hand-held AOL Java Web products in the future." Hmmm....

There's a new general Telecom mailing list starting up.

Dave Winer is asking who the Person of the Millennium is. And a third major web browser...what would you implement?

From Jesse: The Bad Candy web page.

I agree almost one-hundred percent with this column. Weakening of the brand, you bet.


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