· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · January
· · · · 22 (3 entries)

Email Tech 2004 · In the last few weeks I’ve up­grad­ed my email en­vi­ron­ment here and there, and I thought it would be worth pass­ing on hints in the ar­eas of mail-sending ser­vice and se­cu­ri­ty ...
NH Debate: The Northern View · Since we don’t get net­work TV, the Pow­erBook was propped up on the din­ner ta­ble play­ing the nice steady ro­bust we­b­vide­ofeed from New Hampshire’s WMUR; here­with some notes on the evening and the elec­tion. Up here in Canada, Amer­i­can pol­i­tics are a spec­ta­tor sport; nev­er as good as a re­al­ly great World Series but bet­ter than most Su­per Bowl­s. This time around the Demo­crat­ic race has out­stand­ing en­ter­tain­ment val­ue; we don’t know yet about the Novem­ber even­t, but some­times the di­vi­sion­al play­offs are more fun than the fi­nal any­how ...
The Web Death Penalty · There are a few things that a Web site can do that are un­for­give­able and should not be for­given. For ex­am­ple, I just un­sub­scribed from MacNN (as in CNN, get it?) be­cause on one too many oc­ca­sion­s, I fol­lowed a point­er there and there was this vi­o­lent­ly of­fen­sive ban­ner ad, flash­ing mul­ti­ple col­ors at a high rate of speed, and say­ing “If the link above is flash­ing, you have been se­lect­ed as a Win­ner! Claim here.” First of al­l, this is a lie, I have not been se­lect­ed as a win­ner. Se­cond­ly, it hurts my eye­s. Any Web site that runs this ad will re­ceive no more vis­its from me, it is way, way, way be­yond the bounds of what’s ac­cept­able.
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