October 25, 2003

Free wireless at McD's in SF Bay area

It says they'll give you 2 hours of free wireless time at a participating SF Bay Area McDonald's hot spot restaurant. The catch? You've gotta give 'em an email address. They say they'll email a password to you in 24 hours.

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October 23, 2003

Murphy honored, 50 years later

A friend sent this to me (yeah, Bud, I call you a friend, and you can't stop me!)

The NewScientist has this article about the Ig Nobel prize for 2003. One of the winners was Edward A. Murphy, the "author" of Murphy's law. Read more of the story behind the law here.

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October 22, 2003

Way OT : dog friendly

www.dogfriendly.com can help find parks and beaches that allow dogs as well as lodging. For those that can't get by without their pooch.

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October 21, 2003

Update rollup 1 for Windows XP ...

... is available here. The knowledgebase article contains a link to the complete download (8.96 MB) or you can supposedly get it via Windows Update. It addresses issues detailed in 22 knowledgebase articles.

Posted by tony at 07:13 AM | Comments (0)

October 20, 2003

Yahoo's anti-SPAM email move

MyWay has this link to a Reuter's article about Yahoo's newest anti-SPAM move. It allows a premium mail subscriber to create a "base name" and up to 500 variations. The user can create a "new" email address and give it out to whomever they like. If SPAM starts to show up, that one account can be shut down. This is similar to services like Mailshell and SpamGourmet and, when coupled with other anti-SPAM measures like Bayesian filters, can provide the most SPAM-free solution. I never give out my true email address except to people I trust -- every other email address is one of my "traps".

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