Ken over at WebmasterWorld reports of a new feature for AdSense. In “What is section targeting and how do I implement it?” Google describes new tags which you can add inside the code of your page. Read More…
A fun ride through the cyperspace
Archive for August, 2005
On Tuesday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati turned the playing field for digital sampling completely upside-down. The court ruled quite simply that any and all samples used must paid for, even if they sound completely different from their original. Previously, if a digital sample wasn’t identifiable from it’s original it was perfectly legal.
My first reaction was “So what?”. Read More…
Translation: “Special Menu for Truckers: Minced meat with red cabbage and potatoes incl. 0.02l of Jeam Beam” (obviously they meant Jim Beam).
Germany has a 0.5 “promille” (one-tenth of a percent) alcohol limit for drivers. However if you cause an accident, even the slightest blood-alcohol level is weighed against you. Insofar, this offering is pretty much irresponsible, even taking into account that truck drivers are adult persons who should be able to decide for themselves.
P.S. Red cabbage is a German speciality, and I encourage everyone from abroad to taste it!
I had a few days vacation, and I made a trip to the Rhön mountain range, and especially to the “Wasserkuppe” (water peak). This 950 meter mountain is especially well known since it is widely considered to be the birthplace of gliding and sailplanes. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the airfield was buzzing with life – a constant takeoff and landing of sailplanes and motor planes. All of a sudden, I got a rather melancholic feeling and I started to walk down memory lane… Read More…
Last Friday I ordered some software at Softline, a German supplier. The package arrived on Monday, but it took me until Tuesday to get started. Once the CD was inserted, my PC started to lock up. The cd-drive flashed wildly, and the whole system was slowed down to a standstill. This happened on 2 other PC’s as well, the fourth PC was able to copy the CD’s content to hard drive, but it took 15 minutes to do so. It was clear that the CD (a pressed one, not a recorded one) was faulty. Nevertheless I was able to install the software.
I contacted Softline and told them that I’m good to go, but that in the long run I’d like to have a good install CD. Unfortunately they could not deliver a replacement CD, so that I had to return the whole package. They faxed me an return form and entered a replacement order into their PC.
THIS MORNING, the replacement package was on my desk! We did not even ship the first package back yet, so they actually sent the replacement right away! And we are talking a package for only 200 € here!
I think this deserves the Outstanding Service Award!