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An example of customer service
Hey All, Today I was purchasing a cake for my brother for his birthday, and it needed to be done by Friday. The checkout girl said the earliest would be by about Sunday. Anyway - I had a digital image which I scanned from the image that was to be the icing on the cake. So I asked to send it to them digitally. They said that it would be fine, but a 2Mb limit. It was a huge A4 size poster, so I informed her that it would be a little bigger than that. Luckily the Regional Manager for Northern NSW was ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:56 PM

An Open Source Initiave
Remember my scathing comment about the FSF foundations BadVista Campain? Well, here is something that somewhat redeems FSF in my eyes. Ironically, it comes from the Open Source camp. This article describes how a group of individuals gave out Open Source Software that ran on Windows machines. Ie, they made the impression that Open Source was not just GNU/Linux. This is an initiave to educate users into using applications which are available in GNU/Linux, in essence future-proofing those users. ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:18 AM

Lets Replace Phishing with SPAM
According to this article [CNet News, in new window] a new start-up company has created a piece of software for ISP's. This software detects if a user is going to a known phishing site, and shows a warning, along with ads from Yahoo, and other sources. So we are creating a good anti-phishing campaign with unsolicited advertising (spam). I don't know my stance on this yet, but why is every little bit of screen real-estate is being used for advertising. There needs to be an Internet governing body ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:43 AM

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