Category Archives: Internet

Conan the Wikipedian

One could almost expect Wikipedia to have an article on just about every conceivable subject and topic by now — depending on “notability”, of course. Continue reading

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The Conficker con

So the first of April came and is just about gone, and with it D-day of the much-feared Conficker worm. Continue reading

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Rufus + Google + Monsters = August, part 1

South Africa’s troubles and unique social peculiarities have apparently reached a regular audience far beyond the country’s borders. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) can be quite the science! Continue reading

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I can has cheezburger?

“If you spend any time at all observing net culture, then you’ll have been unable to miss the recent explosion in popularity of lolcats. This relatively recent phenomenon is the convention of taking pictures of cute animals, most frequently cats, and overlaying absurdist captions on the images.” Continue reading

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On flickr and internet thievery

Some photos have a tendency to show up on other, completely unrelated sites and blogs, and there, out of the blue, I get an email to say that one of my photos has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap Salzburg Guide. Continue reading

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Spam Warrior

Spam is a cancer that feasts on an otherwise healthy internet. Everyone who has an email account has no doubt received some sort of unwanted email message — be it from someone you know or someone you don’t know, or someone you’ve never heard of and wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) want to know. It arrives in bursts and always finds new methods of infiltrating even the best of filters. Continue reading

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