Sunday, January 31, 1999
The Unofficial eBay FAQ. [via Memepool]
Saturday, January 30, 1999
CamRant: The Tragedy of Wired [I'm accepting/posting feedback on this piece.]
Before there was America Online, there was GNN. Here's a version of their homepage circa 1993.
You can find some of the strangest texts online, these days.
One of my favorite forms of fiction is "sudden" fiction or "flash" fiction, usually stories less than 500-750 words. Furious Fiction is an e-zine that celebrates it. I have an amazing book I picked up at Borders last year called "The World's Shortest Stories." Every story in this book is exactly 55 words long.
Friday, January 29, 1999
Rebecca Eisenberg: What Intel Problem?
Does anyone have experience with StorySpace? How is it any different from basic outliner tools like MORE.
It's basketball, lacrosse, hockey, and jai-alai on bumper-cars. No, it's WhirlyBall! [Ask me next week who won.]
Apparently, Sony is going to sue Connectix after all.
Thursday, January 28, 1999
Kitty push-ups. Dead cat lift? Hmmm....
Gee, thanks PigDog.
Yahoo to Buy Geocities. [Interesting!]
Lots of little changes and additions to Camworld recently. As always, if it looks funky in your browser, don't hesitate to send me a screenshot.
Wednesday, January 27, 1999
My referrer logs turn up some interesting links sometimes.
An interesting concept. Rafe Colburn is keeping a journal as he writes his upcoming computer book [about SQL].
Sometimes I get email that makes me scratch my head.
Search by Email. Yes, you heard me right. My good friend Michael Kimsal has figured it out.
The Kirch Report is a very thorough comparison of the Unix vs. NT argument. [Leave you bias at home, please.]
CamRant: Anatomy of a WebLog.
I made some modifications to the layout of this page. If it looks funky in your browser, send me a screenshot and the OS/browser you're using.
If you're a weblog or news site editor, send me your recommendations for the new resource boxes to the right.
Craig Mitchell has posted the latest chapter of "She Hates My Futon."
Nice and easy...yeah, that's the ticket. Slow and steady wins the race.
PeterMe: Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.
News Release January 4, 1999
Why email training should be mandatory for all newbies.
Where do you buy your books? [poll]
No caption necessary. [via the CamList.]
Scott Burns does some Amazon math. [Hint: The numbers don't add up.]
Fast Food Worker Simulator. [What if I like my burgers plain?]
Selena Sol's Introduction to Databases.
OK, is the online bookselling industry clearer to you now?
Netiquette Training: Whose Responsibility? [One of the sources is "Universal Access to E-mail: Feasibility and Societal Implications" which I've linked to before.]
Browser go "boom."
If Amazon.com is going to be the Wal-Mart of the web, then AOL is going to be Amway.
Bill Humphries' "Age of the Manifesto."
The Tragedy of Netscape. [Well-written, sums up much of my thoughts about the Netscape/AOL deal.]
Boardwatch explains the 56K modem wars.
Richard Thieme writes about "cybersleuthing."
That's Reverend Cameron to you, pal.
Dating the Flight Attendent by Chad Childers.
If you've ever worked a help desk, these quotes might sound familiar.
An interesting look at the question "Is there a Santa Claus?"
Why Amazon can't win the online book wars: http://isbn.nu/
Since we're on the subject of puzzles recently, here's one from a couple years ago.
Internet Stocks: "There's a casino mentality out there."
Area 51 news... [Um, no comment]
I am so happy! The Santa Fe Institute for Regional Ecucation is finally going to start selling VHS copies of the 1983 Goddfrey Reggio film "Koyaanisqatsi." See their place-holder site at Koyaanisqatsi.com.
A collection of word oddities and trivia.
DHTML Pong. [Requires a real browser]
You see, this is why I think the government should step in and do something before these idiots crash the stock market.
FurbyWatch: Furby a Threat to National Security?
Microsoft closes its doors, January 9, 2020.
What to do when your book publisher sucks at marketing.
Was David Siegel drunk when he did this interview/chat? Jeez, how freaking annoying.
Don't be fooled by the spin put on this story. Bell Atlantic has a hidden agenda, forced upon them by FCC regulations. Everyone in the Telecommunications industry knows that the real money to be made is with the long-distance services:
"Bell Atlantic needs to be able to offer long-distance services to its customers, especially corporations. But before it can win state regulators' permission to do so, it must prove that it has opened its market to competitors."
Keep a close eye on Metababy.com these next couple of days. Firday at 3 p.m. CST to be exact.
An amazingly complete list of words and their meanings: U.K. vs. U.S. [via Robot Wisdom Weblog]
Hey, this guy might be onto something here.
www.spacegirl.org [nice design]
FurbyWatch: Another, ahem, use for Furbies. [Over 18 only, please.]
The Windows "April Fools 2001" bug.
SeattleWeekly: Microfraud? Microsoft cooks its books, forces whistleblower to resign.
Lots of good bookmarks....
MSIE 4.5 does not supprt XML. [Hey Microsoft, wrong answer!] I guess I'll wait for Netscape 5.0.
What the...? Gotta think about this one a bit: http://www.retards.com [Rather funny, actually, if you think about it.]
It's got to be some kind of joke. This information is obviously fake.
For some reason, I just don't believe this item to be genuine. Could it be the description the seller is using?
When you get a chance go explore Don's site. The stories are great!
Name the Celebrity [based on their actual High School yearbook photos].
Interesting....not sure what to make of it, but it's interesting.
MethodFive's THE HYPER: "What's on Your Bookshelf?"
Predictions of 1999, from 1954.
Dan the Pessimist, looks into the future. [That's OK, I'm quite pessimistic, too.]
An interesting rant on the comics industry.
Committee of Concerned Journalists: Excellence in Journalism and the New Media.
Another reason why cigarettes should be banned. [Sorry smokers, but I'm quite anti-tobacco.]
"Internet Funds" is an oxymoron.
W3 Talks: URL Syntax.
MP3: Out of the Bottle.
Lucky me, my car is now part of a snowdrift.
Dean Koontz pseudonyms.
Lisa Schmeiser talks about the subtle morphing of TV actors into glossy stars.
The New York Observer wonders if Barnes & Noble is already using it's "intended" purchase of Ingram Book Group against their competition. Hmmm....