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Selectitis

28.4.2006 by Chris N

When people watch me browsing they think I'm weird - even when I'm not on hatsofmeat.com - because my name is Chris and I am a selecting-things-on-the-screen addict. When I'm reading something on the web I compulsively select and deselect text with the mouse. I'll click and drag to highlight from the bottom of a paragraph, all the way up to the top. Then I'll click elsewhere to clear the selection, click and drag from the top of the paragraph to the bottom, lather, rinse, and repeat about fifty times. The select-itis does not stop there. Give me a windows…

Thought Police Here we Come

27.4.2006 by Chris N

Behind Winston's back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfilment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low…

Internet World Filling up

26.4.2006 by Mother Superior

It's fantastic news that the Internet World exhibition is filling up at a record rate. But it also means that if you haven't booked your place you really need to do it now. You can go direct to the Internet…

Microsoft Redundant Defense in EU Case

25.4.2006 by Mother Superior

Microsoft's EU hearing began in Luxembourg yesterday and things went as expected. The software company's lawyers claimed that the ruling was flawed, which came as no surprise. What did interest me was the use of figures about the sales of…

eBay – Biting the Hand That Feeds

24.4.2006 by Mother Superior

The latest news from the Internet super brands arena is that eBay has been in talks with Yahoo! and Microsoft to assess the growing threat from Google. A Times Online article cites a concern that Google has turned aggressive and…

Email: Past it!

21.4.2006 by Chris N

News reaches me (hot from today's Metro, courtesy of Mr Bowers) here at UKFast Blog Central that The Queen has received more than 20,000 birthday cards this year - and 17,000 emails. Looks like this new technology has finally filtered…

The Internet as a Set of Communities

20.4.2006 by Mother Superior

Just the like world, the Internet grows as a set of communities. Many of the largest, the big portals are like the countries of the net and in order to participate in them we have to play by their rules.…

I Heard the Noise Today, oh Boy

19.4.2006 by Chris N

Aside from the fact that we have Big Brother, deadlines, diets and one hundred different ways to get in touch with people electronically in order to tell them what a crazy fool they were last night, the one thing that…

How Does Your Bank Protect You?

18.4.2006 by Mother Superior

When you read statements like; "every day at least 400 credit card numbers are sold," it's easy to dismiss it off hand, that is until it happens. Then it feels like a real invasion of privacy, which of course, it…

Hotmail Devolved

13.4.2006 by Chris N

Disclaimer: I know what 'beta' means! Up until a few days ago I was using the new Windows Live Mail beta, instead of my usual Hotmail account. Now I'm back to good old Hotmail. Why? Mainly because the new system…