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web content-management systems disappoint - TechWeb [via RW]
"61 percent of companies that have deployed [them] have gone back to manual processes for updating their sites"
1997 (new to me) story of a 767 running out of fuel at 41000 feet - the Gimli Glider [via Link]
or should that be 12500 metres?
give way to elephants - SMH
"reflectors will be attached to captive elephants in New Delhi to ensure they are visible to drivers at night"
yellow crazy ants Anoplolepis gracilipes
have reached northern Australia - SMH
Taiwan forces Microsoft to reduce prices, unbundle Office - ZDnet [via /.]
in the interests of "orderly trade, consumer benefits, fair competition and economic prosperity"
Google now offering content- as well search-based text ads - sales pitch
- WMW thread
if they can can match relevant ads to sites, I might be prepared to run them myself...
US telemarketers want to call people who don't want to be called - ABCnews [via RW]
"[US] telemarketers attempt 104 million calls a day"
travelling across Afghanistan with Arrian's Life of Alexander - UK Times [via CR]
Stiglitz on Bush's tax plan - NYROB
Opera versus Microsoft - LinuxWorld
Joe Barr on MSN deliberately mis-displaying for Opera users
IT problems in hospitals - BaselineMag [via email]
8500 patients at St Mary's Mercy were told they were dead
the music and film industries and the public - NY Magazine
"The veins on the necks of these execs are distended and throbbing, and they really have a hideous look in their eyes."
Paul Krugman dissects Bush's promises and lies - CommonDreams [via RW]
"credibility isn't just about punishing people who cross you. It's also about honoring promises, and telling the truth"
US humanitarian assistance plans for Iraq are classified - UPI [via Google]
Likud in coalition with Shinui and NRP in Israel - Economist
but no dismantling of illegal settlements... and no buses on Saturdays, either
US hints to weapons inspectors are bullshit - WCCO [via LiberalArtsMafia]
US intelligence is "circumstantial, outdated or just plain wrong"
Australia's oldest human remains 40 000 years old, not 60 000 - New Scientist [via AWW]
now consistent with other archaeological evidence and Out of Africa theory
Australia has relatively low taxes among advanced economies - SMH
a deceitful study by chartered accountants KPMG pretends otherwise
the drought in NSW is breaking, here come the floods - SMH
"Mudgee recorded more than 200 millimetres of rain over the weekend - almost half its total falls for all of last year"
"floodwaters drowned more than 400 sheep"
WG Sebald's non-fiction: On the Natural History of Destruction - Guardian review [via CR]
raunchy teen fiction - Guardian [via RW]
"In Gossip Girl, you see, sex, drugs and rampant bulimia are presented not as 'issues', but as business as usual."
my modem died, hence the paucity of updates over the weekend - new modem
Washington Post off by 4 orders of magnitude - MemoryHole [via RW]
"Thousands Worldwide Protest War in Iraq"
"Programmers are Like Artists": an interview with Bruce Perens - Businessweek [via /.]
"The only way to stop open source is to make it illegal."
Christropher Hitchens on ethnic partitions - the Atlantic [via CR]
Laos villagers going online with bike-power, WiFi - CNN [via CAA]
UK cracking down on online prescription drug advertising - Register [via WMW]
new discoveries about gamma-ray bursts - Eureka [via RW]
Eric Raymond's web site's randomly redirecting to EFF/LI/FSF/etc? - try it [via Link]
recording companies want to scan all Aus university computers - SMH [via Link]
central London webcams went off-line during anti-war demonstration - Register [via Link]
pseudo-history is alive and well, sigh - two AWW comments
on "Veritas" TV series and a Stonehenge find
Google beats Coke, Apple, etc. in brand poll - Yahoo [via WMW]
I was in New Zealand February 1st to 19th - trip writeup
Christchurch; Dunedin; Stewart Island; Kepler Track; Darrans & Milford; Mt Cook; Christchurch
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