Technology

Perhaps more of interest to those who lived through it than those who arrived on the tail end, this is a fascinating and sometimes frustrating look back on infamous moments in AOL history. The one thing not mentioned in the article is AOL’s link to the ironically self-titled Open Directory Project aka…



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Uproar in Australia Over Plan to Block Web Sites December 26, 2008 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — A proposed Internet filter dubbed the ”Great Aussie Firewall” is promising to make Australia one of the strictest Internet regulators among democratic countries. Consumers, civil-rights activists, engineers, Internet providers and politicians from opposition parties…



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I wrote previously about the eSyndicat directory software and what at the time was great technical support. While I still feel that eSyndicat is a good script when it’s installed and running smoothly, the process of upgrading the scripts is a veritable nightmare. I’ve suffered through about three of them…



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Compostannie, one of the most hard-working, most honest, and most principled of the mixed bag of DMOZ editors and arguably one of the best ambassadors DMOZ ever had, has been removed by the scurrilous crew that makes up the DMOZ inner sanctum. Debates over the cowardly and shameful way this…



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I’m a little late finding this but… I was tagged by Jeremy Mayes (aka GuyFromChicago) back in December 2006: After you’ve been tagged you’re supposed to spill the beans on 5 things people don’t know about you then tag a few other people. Here’s mine: I was the second oldest…



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Most of us have become so accustomed to poor product quality and poor product support that even the mediocre impresses us – that’s part of the reason we all so readily purchase “extended warranties” for all manner of products these days. But today, as the year draws to a close, I want to tell…



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