Free hugs day – courtesy of the read/write web?


Okay, I know there are those of you who will shudder at the saccharine nature of this, but if you can set aside your more cynical side for a moment and look at the mechanics,…

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Ink and paper warning after woman ‘held captive’


Okay, so that wasn’t the headline that I saw in the RSS feed from the ABC.  Their story started with the following: “Police are warning internet users to be careful when they form relationships in…

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Makn BACN


Okay so what’s the rule here – is it more than one syllable and drop the last vowel? A new word is quickly making the rounds — I first read it in a Washington Post…

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The elderly are not the socially weak


This quote from a Japanese grandmother who loves computers and the internet, is from an article on the ABC news site “Japanese grannies go high tech” http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/13/2003066.htm Members of the “Computer Grannies Society” (founded in 1997) exchange…

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They speak, yet they say nothing (apparently)


I’ve been carrying on a conversation with a representative of my bank regarding the overdraw fee that the now appropriately monikerd NAB charges.  I asked a simple question – how did you arrive at a…

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