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- November 2013
Pay the Piper?
   Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:45 pm
Gates: It's a joke!
   Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:26 am

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Pay the Piper?

Permanent Linkby mitch on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:45 pm


Pay the Piper?

I was surfing around today and stumbled upon a link: Yahoo! Directory Listings. Great, I thought, I don't think I submitted this new domain to Yahoo yet, so let me do it now.

Don't even bother. I'll save you the effort - this is what they say:

"With Yahoo! Directory Submit, your request to be listed in the Directory will be reviewed and the Yahoo! editorial team will respond to you within 7 business days, for a review fee of only $299 ($600 for adult sites). If your listing is accepted into the Directory, there will be a $299 recurring annual fee in subsequent years ($600 for adult sites) to maintain the listing."

Holy moly! Yahoo, which started out in 1994 as a one-page link directory published by two students, now wants to fleece you...

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Gates: It's a joke!

Permanent Linkby mitch on Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:26 am

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Gates: It's a joke!

That's what Bill Gates said about Mark Zuckerberg's plan to expand internet access into the developing world. "If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."

This is coming from the man who missed the boat when the Internet started becoming popular in the mid-1990's, and whose company could never produce an original big hit on the net. Whatever popular stuff that Microsoft provides, such as Hotmail and Skype, they bought from others. Bing only came to light when they couldn't buy Yahoo.

You may think Bill Gates smartened up about the future of IT by now, but he's bent on spending billions on other things. "Fine, go to those Bangalore Infosys centers, but just for the hell of it go three miles aside and go look at the guy living with no toilet, no running water," Gates...

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Welcome to the Dark Side!

Permanent Linkby mitch on Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:04 am


Welcome to the Dark Side!

Couldn't resist the title. :) This is a brand-new theme adapted from the phpBB Lucid Lime style for blogs. I started this blog to get an idea of how a page with content displays, as well as to verify that all features are functional. It is less gloomy than Coda. I am also displaying the same black-and-white pic below, for comparison.


Lucid Lime is one of several styles available for free blogging at Since it is a dark theme, it has a completely different look and feel from the board itself, but nevertheless integrates well with the rest of the pages. The style is now enabled for all...

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