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Watching the last Colbert Report I saw Fox News used Rupert Murdoch‘s picture rather than chief justice John Roberts…

Coincidence?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

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Just Finished Reading: The Internet is a Playground #books

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I advised The Internet is a Playground to a close friend, and he thought it was brilliant. I also think David Thorne is hilarious and have read most of the posts, if not all, on 27b/6. Which is why I thought I would love this book, I was sadly mistaken. Thorne is brilliant, and although his anecdotes and mail exchanges are hysterical the first time and amusing the next many loose a lot in the retelling. There are some obvious exceptions to this, but I was saddened by the lack of much new material.

Thorne manages to turn most of his personal attacks on people in to humorous anecdotes, turning round the impositions people put on him against the person. Whether it is making graphics, a poster for a missing cat or selling him a pair of bad gloves. Even attacks on him for being petty, bigoted or lazy are turned round against the attackers showing that their attacks stem from their own interpretation. I’d even go so far as to say that their dislike of Thorne stems from a dislike of aspects of themselves.

I would certainly recommend this book to somebody who has not read the posts on his website. I must say that while reading the book my girlfriend asked me to stop laughing multiple times, and left the house. I think she’s jealous of my relationship with David Thorne.

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June 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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GMail Quota and Statistics (follow-up) #google #gmail #dashboard

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On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my quota, I blogged about it here. At that time they, , told me that I had:

Over 2887.350465 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you’ll never need to delete another message.

On that day I was surprises when people trying to mail me suddenly started getting:

Remote host said: 552 5.2.2 User over quota m24si4251221waf [RCPT_TO]

It naturally annoyed me that I was not warned that I was outgrowing my mailbox.

Today I’m absolutely and unequivocally over the quota once allocated to me:

You are currently using 5610MB (75%) of your 7459MB.

And it doubt that I shall reaching that limit any time soon, although I am still unwilling to subscribe to high volume the current count reads:

Over 7460.019087 megabytes (and counting) of free storage.[*]

I’m also glad to see that they removed the obvious lie:

[…] so you’ll never need to delete another message.

Now is proud to announce that I have 143000 conversations[*], with 31000 conversations[*] in my inbox with 5675 unread and 6061 total mails.

  1. frontpage (only visible when logged out)
  2. This is obviously an average, or so I assume.

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May 30, 2010 at 4:50 am

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My friend the popstar! #music

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So I meet somebody nice have lots of fun at a festival in Turkey, and all that time he’s a popstar. A real live popstar. Off all the things you could be! WARNING: Shameless plug: The band is called , the music is quite nice to listen to. I’m not going to tell you who I know otherwise I’ll just get lots of groupies hassling me because they want him for his body.

If he thinks I’m going to treat him different now that I know, he can forget it. (Now to find out if I can get a free CD.)

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May 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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Checking your dollars are real #finance

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October 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm

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Corporate Airport Hangar for Sale #funny

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I got a message offering me a corporate airport hangar at Dulles International Airport, I know I’m subscribed to some weird stuff, but this is just too much. I don’t even have one plane. It’s 74,169 square foot with 4.44 acres of land with immediate access to one of Dulles’ major runways.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 4, 2008 at 2:54 pm

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