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Sunday, January 18, 2004

Quit wasting the internet now!


9:50:33 PM    

Sunday, September 29, 2002

I found an iCal weblog with tips, hints, info and answers. [Adam Curry: Adam Curry's Weblog]
7:29:17 PM    

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

EarthLink's Passwords Are Naked. EarthLink's practice of allowing service reps to see customers' passwords could be exposing subscribers to a range of security threats. By Brian McWilliams. [Wired News]
9:29:18 PM    

Friday, April 05, 2002

EchoStar pulls out of satellite Net access. The company is backing out of its satellite-based Internet access business in what many see as a tactic to pressure U.S. regulators to approve its proposed takeover of Hughes Electronics. [CNET]
7:46:07 PM    

Hotmail back on track after glitch. update Microsoft says a partial outage of the Web-based e-mail service's servers delayed or prevented some people from logging in to their accounts. [CNET]
7:44:17 PM    

Hotmail glitch shuts out users. The problem blocks access or causes long log-in delays in the Web-based e-mail service. Microsoft attributes the partial outage to a Hotmail server error. [CNET]
7:39:46 PM    

Judges Blast Library Filtering.

"Predicting how a court will rule is always a dangerous sport, but if the judges' comments are any indication, CIPA's continued existence is as likely as a President Al Gore in 2004.

'We're stuck right in the heart of the First Amendment when we're talking about libraries,' said Third Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Becker, who heads the special three-judge panel that a nervous Congress created to hear legal challenges to CIPA.

Whichever way the ruling goes, the case will be appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court." [Wired News]

Watch for a decision some time next month.

[The Shifted Librarian]
7:33:30 PM    

No Subscription for Spam Relief. It's probably not true that responding to spam with a request to stop sending spam will result in more spam, but spam experts still say it's not a good idea. By Joanna Glasner. [Wired News]
7:31:52 PM    

Sunday, March 31, 2002

Son Offers Mom's Wisdom on eBay. Dan Baber is so proud of his mother that he offered bidders on eBay a chance to buy one day of her attention. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: Technology]
5:01:06 PM    

Con artists, online and offline. An editorial by Steven Keller. [Wellston, Ohio Telegram]
3:48:43 PM    

Doctor, Programmer ...Basically, we are a group of enthusiastic doctors who wrote a medical textbook for junior doctors / medical students , and have made it freely available for all handheld platforms. Our model is the open source movement...Via Lori Bell at [The Handheld Librarian]
8:14:44 AM    

Thanks to the NY Times for the pointer to Daypop's aggregation of the top Amazon wish-list items by webloggers. Very interesting stuff. Very futuristic application of weblogs.  [Scripting News]
7:57:53 AM    

Enlisting the Cellphone to Send Laptop E-Mail. Can I connect my laptop to the Internet with my cellphone to send and receive e-mail? By J.d. Biersdorfer. [New York Times: Technology]
7:54:04 AM    

AT&T and Comcast Commit to Choice of Internet Providers. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comcast Corp. (CMCSK.O) and AT&T Broadband (T.N), cable operators seeking federal approval to combine, have committed to offer consumers a choice of high-speed Internet service providers (ISPs) via cable lines, documents revealed on Friday. By Reuters. [New York Times: Technology]
7:52:42 AM    

AvantGo Removes Limits on Custom Channels.

Lori is on the ball yet again! She picks up the following encouraging news from PalmInfocenter:

"Last month, AvantGo announced a new policy under which it limited the number of subscribers to custom channels to just eight people for each channel. It has now discarded this policy and announced a new one. AvantGo will still limit access to some custom channels but the company will look at each channel individually before making a decision on it. Channels that become popular by word of mouth will not be restricted. Channels that advertise for subscribers and offer products or services for sale will need to sign a contract with AvantGo.

However, AvantGo will still require an agreement for all channels with more than 1,000 subscribers. The owners of these channels will be notified when they reach the limit."

I'm glad they're seeing the problem with thinking they could cut off everyone that can't afford $1000 to pay them for a channel. I would like to see this company succeed, especially now that they're back in touch with their user base.[The Shifted Librarian]
7:44:12 AM    

Friday, March 29, 2002

Segway auctions close on Amazon. Three lucky consumers will have the chance to be among the first to own a Segway Human Transporters, but they may each have to pay a pretty price for it. [CNET]
7:39:09 AM    

Thursday, March 28, 2002

eBay security draws scrutiny. The online auction giant doesn't encrypt much of the data sent between customers' computers and eBay's servers, which may be an open invitation to hackers, security experts say. [CNET]
8:41:10 PM    

Online Journalism Review: Preparing for the Coming Era of Participatory News. Today, those forces unfold at the speed of a click. They create new media, new freedoms, and new stories. We tend to overlook their role in the society we have created and the future we are inventing. Ours is a future of stories ... of stories and clicks. [Tomalak's Realm]
6:15:08 PM    

IBM introduces intranet services. Big Blue introduces a new unit of its Global Services business aimed at helping companies set up Web portals that let their employees, customers and suppliers find information and perform tasks. [CNET]
6:03:53 PM    

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