Monthly Archives: October 2005

“Internet-Business-In-A-Box”

This real ad looked like a scam until I noticed that all the words except for “in” in the title were capitalised, so it looks ok… “Discover How An Average Guy Without Computer Skills Had $954,546 Automatically Deposited Into His … Continue reading

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Elmer-Fudd-ise your Google Seawch

Google Seawch in Elmer Fudd-ese – ah yoo feewing wucky? It’s all in wanguage toows. I’m not gowin back to Engwish!

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The Long Tail

Just read Mark Anderson’s article in Wired magazine, The Long Tail, in which he explains why online stores such as Amazon, eBay and others are succeeding where others haven’t – and coined what could become a popular name for the … Continue reading

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Creative Use of Database Fields

Overheard (paraphrased to protect the innocent – and no, this is not me): U: “The report is wrong – it using the ‘postal address’ field for addressing correspondence.”A: “Ok, what should it use?”U: “It should use the postal address if … Continue reading

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“Kill Skills”

Seen in an ad for an Analyst Programmer: “Kill Skills: Microsoft database environments, Oracle database environments, Visual Basic, …”

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