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)...

Windows Vista problem solving (not)

, posted: 24-Feb-2007 19:16

I really want to like Windows Vista but it's turning into seriously tough love. Every now and then things fail on Vista, for no apparent reason. Starting this month, the Nvidia video driver has "stopped functioning" but then recovers. The screen (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)...

Sulu for the benefit of several Island Life readers

, posted: 22-Feb-2007 13:12


George Takei's man-sweaty message to Tim Hardaway:

Humm, nobody noticed that I demoted Sulu to ensign... phew. Yeah, yeah, so I'm not a Trekkie. (read the entire post)...

Earthquakes in Auckland: 4.5 magnitude

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 21:02

The Shakey Isles are living up to the name tonight - there's been a 3.7 magnitude earthquake in Auckland.

According to GeoNet, the earthquake was 30km east of Orewa on Auckland's North Shore:

Reference Number (read the entire post)...

May iGod be with you

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 20:47

You probably think I'm being facetious and even blasphemous against The Cult of the iJobs with this post, but no. Instead, it's the Anglicans at St Matthews who are taking a somewhat modern approach to sermons using... podcasts. In fact, it l (read the entire post)...

Wannabe wifi jacker pwned

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 12:31

I was talking to a colleague yesterday, who freely admitted to connecting to someone else's WiFi router and using that as a temporary connection, and also spotted this thread on Kiwiblog, in which most who comment seem to think it's fine to j (read the entire post)...


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