30 September 2005
Please please please Mr Newsman, just because you have a slow news day doesn't mean you have to fill your site with trash. "One day, we'll all be able to fly and live to a thousand". Yep, might happen, but for now, how about a bit more relevance and a bit less scaremongering. If I want to know how the 4th Estate is trying to frighten people I'll read the Daily Mail (upon which day, of course, you will be able to skate over Hades).
29 September 2005
28 September 2005
27 September 2005
into your browser you should find the story I hope).
Having emailed Yahoo!, here is their reply:
Yahoo! operates web sites based in many different countries.
For example, www.yahoo.com is based in the U.S., ca.yahoo.com
is based in Canada, and cn.yahoo.com is based in China. Just
like any other global company, Yahoo!must ensure each local
country site complies with the local laws and regulations of
the country in which that web site is based. By registering
with or using the services of a local Yahoo! web site, a
person has agreed to that local country site's respective
local laws of the country in which that web site is based.
Yahoo! customers who are not registered with or use a Yahoo!
China web site are not subject to CN data disclosure laws.
can be found at the bottom of every Yahoo! website.
Yahoo! Customer Care
That's OK then - it's not their fault. I mean, what else can they do - not operate in China and thereby fail to make a buck? C'mon, where's your spirit of enterprise? Just because some journalist is locked up for 10 years for breaking censorship laws, does that make Yahoo bad?
WTF, of course it does.
26 September 2005
23 September 2005
09/20/2005 at 13:32:50
I know I will be pudgy forever. I just like food too much. It's fucking agony to try to make it just a couple of hours without food of some kind. I drink diet fucking soda, diet fucking hot chocolate, "lite" cheese, low-fat fucking turkey, non-fucking-fat 1/2 and 1/2 for my coffee, fucking sweet and low (been eating that since the 70s), exercise 6 days a week rain or shine or cold or heat, and I still carry 15 pounds of flabola. Still, I haven't gotten any fatter, and the 11 lbs I lost 3 years ago has stayed off. Holy shit, though, food is way worse than crack. In my next life, I'm gonna be tall and lean instead of short, pudgy and a genius.
21 September 2005
20 September 2005
19 September 2005
18 September 2005
This comes from Seth Godin's blog - I've quoted it in full because I like it so much:
Keep the change...
Rick Liebling writes and reminds me of a pet peeve. He stopped at the Cinnabon in Penn Station and his treat came to $3.03 with tax. Now, he has to hassle looking for change, or break a bill, and the store has to hassle with breaking the bill and shlepping lots of pennies to and from the bank. In the long run, they may even need to hire another clerk because productivity is hit.
How does this happen?
Well, it's because the price is set by corporate, I guess. And corporate doesn't know or care what NY State tax is. And it's too hard for them to think it through.
But do you know what's really hard? And what would work better?
They ought to RAISE the price on everything in store a few pennies. Then they should teach their clerks to always round off the pennies. So if a check comes to $5.05, the clerk says, "don't worry about the nickel."
Don't worry about the nickel!
Can you imagine? Would that make your day or what? A little free prize that makes you feel way better about a $5.00 fat and calorie bomb that you could make at home for fifty cents.
Expectation and surprise virtually always trump reality.