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Bookmark This! July 7, 2005 posted by

Report Auction Fraud.

Report Auction Fraud. This kind of database approach is obviously only as good as the data, and since the site makes no mention of how many records they have, we can’t wholeheartedly recommend the service as it stands. Still, it’s a good idea anyway and one worth watching.  On average 12.5 million transactions were completed on auction sites worldwide every single day during 2004, or which 250,000 were fraudulent. That’s 250,000 auction fraud victims per day!!…Yes, 50p! That and just and…

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Bookmark This! July 6, 2005 posted by

Free Bandwidth.

The Free Bandwidth Project. Free – as in free – but you have to download a media accelerator and use Rebate Nation. Or something. I suppose it’s OK.  We provide free bandwidth for your video, podcast, software download, or any other file you want to post. We will support downloads of any quantity and are adding infrastructure to support very large volumes of downloads. Please keep in mind that this is our Beta version, and that we really need your…

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Awesome July 5, 2005 posted by

Traffic master.

Traffic Cams via Google Maps. London. Awesome combination of technologies. See also the rather clever WiFi Hotspots via Google Maps. New York. Not quite so dramatically impressive, but still cool. [via Robot Wisdom – welcome back Jorn!]

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Bookmark This! June 30, 2005 posted by

Monket Calendar.

The Monket Calendar. Gotta love that there Ajax tech, doncha? This brill little software project is an online calendar with drag n’drop, iCal interface and on screen edit etc etc. Try out the beta demo.  An Ajax enabled online calendar. Drag and drop events to change dates, drag the start/end of an event to create multi-day events, create and edit events without refreshing the page, all with an iCal style interface. This release now works in all major browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari,…

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Awesome June 23, 2005 posted by

Giga-pixel image masters.

The GigaPxl Project. Awesome high resolution images of up to four billion pixels. Don’t believe me? Then zoom into one of the shots and see for yourself.  The Gigapxl camera captures single exposures on film with enough resolvable detail to support scanning at resolutions up to four billion pixels. Single-gigapixel images are slightly larger than 44,000 x 22,000 pixels in size and four-gigapixel images are twice as wide and twice as high at 88,000 x 44,000 pixels…Incidentally, a four billion…

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Bookmark This! June 23, 2005 posted by

Our media, your place? Free storage and free bandwidth for multimedia. A kind of media center in other words. But without all the metal and plastic. Phunky.  We provide free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software. Forever. No catches. Get recognized for your creativity. Make your voice heard. Register now and join the personal media revolution.

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Bookmark This! June 21, 2005 posted by

Essential USB projects.

The Essential Guide to USB Projects is an excellent read. Especially if you want to do things like boot from a USB flash drive and other rather useful stuff.  In this guide, PCstats will reveal eleven tips, tricks and projects for getting more out of your current USB memory drives than you may have known was possible. From the mundane to the insane, we’re sure you’ll find something here that’s worth trying, so let’s begin!

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Awesome June 21, 2005 posted by

World 66

World66. Clever clever travel site that uses wiki type Zope technology to let anyone add or edit reviews and travel material. Currently at 67,000 articles covering 10,000 destinations and what’s more it’s all smartphone and PDA friendly for instant access on the move. Awesome idea folks!  World66 is a collaborative project to create an open content travel guide. This means that virtually anyone can edit our articles simply by clicking on the [edit] link. So, if you: * Have trekked…

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Bookmark This! June 8, 2005 posted by

Frequent flyer.

Flat Seats. Customer reviews of the best and worse in premium quality aircraft seating. Kind of groovy indeed, and just what long haul travellers need in order to make informed choices. The Ferret’s recent experience? Boeing Connexion broadband WiFi at 35,000 feet? Works. Brilliantly. $29.95 for a whole flight or $9.95 per hour. Powered seat essential though, obviously. Oh and the new seat back entertainment systems on Lufthansa use Windows CE, which could explain why they seem to work rather poorly. The…

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Bookmark This! May 19, 2005 posted by


Conversate. Nice idea. Isn’t this what QuickTopic does though?  Conversate gives you your own online discussion space for any topic, with anyone you want to invite. It’s totally free and ideal for talking about articles or websites and for organizing projects and events. Here’s how to get started:

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Bookmark This! May 10, 2005 posted by


Kapanga. A voice over IP program with a couple of interesting features. To whit – video/audio recording and fax send/receive. The authors appear to be a little unsure whether it’s freeware or shareware, what the price is, or when the full product is going to be released due to some ‘licensing issues. Still, worth watching methinks.  In addition to placing calls or establishing videoconferencing, Kapanga enables you to send and receive faxes. When in auto-answer mode, Kapanga can also receive faxes…

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Bookmark This! May 9, 2005 posted by

eBay sleuth.

SearchDome. Oh so clever search robot for eBay. Continually spiders the auction for stuff-u-like and emails you daily with results. Bookmark, oh shoppers of the world. Bookmark.  SearchDome can help. Create an eBay search on SearchDome and SearchDome will search eBay for you. Not just today, but tomorrow, the next day, as long as you’d like. When your search returns positive results you will be notified by email.

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Bookmark This! May 6, 2005 posted by

Track or treat?

The Tracker Trail website. Read it and learn stuff. Useful stuff. Natural stuff. Stuff you won’t need down the 7Eleven.  The Tracker Trail website contains information on wilderness survival skills, tracking and nature, from the viewpoint of the ancient philosophy of living in harmony with the Earth, which is what might be called “wilderness mind”…After having “played” with ice lenses last winter, I decided to push a little deeper in trying to perfect this form of fire-starting. These are the…

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Bookmark This! April 28, 2005 posted by


Wondir. Ask a question, any question. And it may be answered. Or not. Or answer a question yourself and help someone out. It’s all free. Some of the questions can be surprisingly heart wrenching, though, so be warned. Very clever idea, by the way.  Wondir is an organization with a simple mission: eliminate the barriers between questions and answers. Wondir is building a new and different kind of information service, Wondir, to connect people who have information needs with the…

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