Calling PowerPoint wizards: Slideshare competition with Guy Kawasaki judging

, posted: 18-Mar-2007 09:15

Jon Boutelle of Slideshare sent me the below release about a competion that should appeal to creative PowerPoint people out there. This may seem like an esoteric pastime but trust me, good PowerPoint presentations should be encouraged.

$D (read the entire post)...

Geekzone blocked by China

, posted: 2-Mar-2007 13:01

Well, that's sucky attitude from the Chinese to block Geekzone like that. It's not like we ever write anything controversial about them here on Geekzone... right, Cokemaster?

Perhaps it was my grand, cunning scheme to start b (read the entire post)...

How to get news posted on Boing Boing: just make it up

, posted: 2-Mar-2007 09:38

Have you wondered what it takes to get a linked posted on Boing Boing? Seems kind of random the way stuff is selected, doesn't it? Obviously, it'll have to be something that amuses or titillates the Boing Boingers, but what might that be?
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New Zealand finally has anti-spam law

, posted: 28-Feb-2007 09:15

Years after the rest of the OECD outlawed spamming, New Zealand has at last done the same: from September 1, 2007, Kiwi spammers face fines of up to $200,000 for individuals and $500,000 for organisations.

Having a law against spamming is (read the entire post)...

Blog stats: Vista on radar, IE7 overtakes IE6

, posted: 27-Feb-2007 11:23

Alastair from Scoop says he's not seeing many visitors using Vista in his logs; I have made the same observation over the past few months, but thought I'd check again. Sitemeter provides a convenient summary of the operating systems it picks (read the entire post)...

Blogging in different languages

, posted: 25-Feb-2007 10:20

English is the language of the Internet, and is spoken by an estimated billion people or more around the world. That's no reason to overlook other languages however. There are half as many Spanish speakers for instance, and even more who converse (read the entire post)...

Snooping MyBlogLog removed

, posted: 24-Feb-2007 13:16

Mauricio sent me a link to this JenSense blog entry that I read with some alarm. To cut a long story short, it looks like MyBlogLog is tracking Google AdSense clicks.

Jen writes:
They know the source of all the traffic to your (read the entire post)...

Attack of the local Digg clones: MSN Reporter and Scoopit

, posted: 19-Feb-2007 13:11

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery they say, but does that mean it's a good thing? Probably not from an originality point of view, but when it comes to the Digg clones that are popping up, it seems to work. Microsoft has had its Reporter (read the entire post)...

Baa Camp attendees: please help edit the Wikipedia page

, posted: 5-Feb-2007 12:37

Noticed that the Wikipedia article on the Kiwi Foo Camp, as linked to from the main Foo Camp entry, was marked for speedy deletion. The talk page says it's because it's an empty page... and so it was.

I've edited the page now (read the entire post)...

Snap next to be snapped up after Wordpress adoption?

, posted: 13-Jan-2007 10:26

You've probably seen the little webpage previews on Geekzone and the blogs here (if you have Javascript enabled), courtesy of Snap, a Pasadena, California-based company founded by Bill Gross. Once you get used to them, they're quite useful al (read the entire post)...


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