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Moving to Me.Com (www.andyhadfield.com)

About time. If the blog goes down momentarily, you'll know why.

LESSONS LEARNED: GoDaddy sucks. They may have pretty girls in their advertising, but their interface is slow, klunky and pretty much unusable. I barely new what a CNAME was - thank goodness for a step-by-step Blogger help file. Pah. $30 million dollars for a superbowl ad. Why!?

Digg American Politicians

I don't know what's worse. The fact that you can "digg" and "make friends" with American politicians... or that Ron Paul has over 9000 OF THEM!

Bloody hell.

Speedtest (Bandwidth ahoy!) PS. Telkom Sucks.

VERY cool Speed Test (for any type of connection - but why you would want to test anything other than broadband is beyond me) found at SpeedTest.Net.


My needle got stuck at 0 as I was trying to PING London (no SA "pyramids" yet). I guess that says something. Thanks Telkom.

There are ISP's out there serving 20mb / second. *Green*.

BUBBLE 2.0 - Is it coming?

Something has been irking me for a while now. Spotted this a short while ago on Reuters.Com

Rumor: Digg.com to Sell for $300 million
POSTED: Thursday, November 08, 2007
FROM BLOG: TechBuzz - Tech News, Reviews, Tips 'n' Tricks, Blogging

The following blog post is from an independent writer and is not connected with Reuters News. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not endorsed by Reuters.com.

Valleywag is reporting that a "major media player" is ready to acquire the social news site, Digg.com for about $300 million to $400 million. At this point, this news is nothing more than a rumor. But interestingly, Digg CEO told Webware that he or his company won’t comment on this rumor, which makes us all feel that something is really cooking!
SWEET BOLLOCKS! I was listening to a podcast the other day where Kevin Rose said he couldn't afford a couch for his new flat. Yet, the man is sitting on a fair stake in a potential $300 million dollar we…

Best Dilbert Cartoon! Dilbert & Coding.

Har. Har. Ben Kelly from Geek's List found this. HAD to repost :)

Google unveils gPhone. Not. Rather, an Android.

Hmmm. News just in. There ain't no gPhone. But there is the Open Handset Alliance. Isn't the timing beautiful? Just after Open Social and the bitch-slap Google gave FaceBook - they hype it up even further. Ah. PR.

Excerpt from the official post:

Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we're not announcing a Gphone. However, we think what we are announcing -- the Open Handset Alliance and Android -- is more significant and ambitious than a single phone. In fact, through the joint efforts of the members of the Open Handset Alliance, we hope Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applications and new capabilities we can’t imagine today.

Android is the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications -- all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that…

Synthasite - Web Publishing for Everyone

Vinny has just released Synthasite into BETA. Web 2.0 is known for perpetual BETA. Let's hope not :) It's quite a nifty product with a fair chunk of potential to grow functionality. Interface is smooth. Reminds me of OS/2. No idea why!

Synthasite is a Web Publishing Platform, built totally in AJAX and is 100% browser based and allows users to quickly assemble websites using widgets and mashups. Synthasite offers free hosting and a free sub-domain and there are no fees for using Synthasite. You can access your FlickR account and other 3rd party services quickly and easily.
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