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Open For Business

June 1, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve had enough of the Chitika eMini Malls, they’re not paying their way and they are slowing the load time of this site down something chronic so over the next week or so they will be disappearing. Because I need to pay for my beer, I’ve launched a shop so that you can buy some […] … Read More »

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New PIM Available – Chandler

New PIM Available – Chandler

June 1, 2006 by Katy Whitton

A new version of the Personal Information Manager (PIM) called Chandler has been released to the general public. Why they named it after a character from “Friends” I don’t know. What I do know is that it looks very pretty. It looks quite promising, especially as Thunderbird still has no in-built calendaring function. I look […] … Read More »

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Stupid Patent Application of the Week

Stupid Patent Application of the Week

June 1, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ll have to start a new category for this I think – perhaps the “We know better than you, even though we’re stupid” I thought this was some kind of joke to begin with…. alas not! “Cingular applies to patent smileys The United States’ largest mobile phone network Cingular this week applied to patent on […] … Read More »

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Yahoo! Takes! You! Over! Reliability? None!

Yahoo! Takes! You! Over! Reliability? None!

May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

It seems strange that Yahoo! took over Flickr and the site started to go down. Now, Del.icio.us is down. It was bought by Yahoo! Last week. Odd, No? Click for larger Screenshot … Read More »

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Yahoo! Swallows! It's! del.icio.us!

Yahoo! Swallows! It's! del.icio.us!

May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

According to Wired News and eWeek, Yahoo! have bought the social tagging website del.icio.us. Why can’t things stay independant of these behemoths? Three companies will eventually own us all. … Read More »

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More Moleskine hacks

More Moleskine hacks

May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

As an addition to my previous article on Moleskine hacks, the Instructables website has 3 useful little hacks for improving your Moleskine notebook, I quite like the pencil sharpener – nifty! … Read More »

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Quit Smoking or you're fired

Quit Smoking or you're fired

May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Article Found at MenaFN.Com via Simply Fired: BERLIN, Dec. 3 (UPI) — A German man is fighting his employers’ decision to fire him for violating a voluntary no-smoking policy that rewarded him for giving up cigarettes. Sandro Beier was terminated by Laserline after a private detective the company hired caught him smoking in his backyard, […] … Read More »

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Sony in hot water again

Sony in hot water again

May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Sony’s “other” DRM software can leave your computer open to attack reports the BBC: The statement warned that anyone putting a music CD bearing the MediaMax software in their PC introduced a vulnerability that malicious hackers could hijack to win control of a machine. Users were vulnerable to this loophole even if they did not […] … Read More »

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Apologies…

Apologies…

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Sorry to anyone inconvienced with the blog being up and down today, I’ve been messing around with the back-end database, admin and the adverts. I’ll stop fiddling for a while now! … Read More »

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Microsoft warns of latest flaws

Microsoft warns of latest flaws

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

The BBC has posted an article about 3 new critical flaws in Windows (quelle surprise): Microsoft warned Windows users of three critical flaws in its software and urged them to install patches. The security holes affect the way Windows handles certain graphic files. If left unplugged, they could allow hackers and virus writers to take […] … Read More »

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