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announcement September 20, 2006 posted by


WINNER! Yes we have a winner in our ‘Beat the Winter Blues’ competition. A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to enter, some great entries which made it genuinely difficult to decide. In the end we went for Abhijit with his clever topical Pluto reference and the nod to one of our fave movies, High Fidelity. Runner up prize to Storm for his faintly mysoginist rant, and shout outs to all the non-winners – including H-C (get a bigger cupboard dude), freak (good luck with that) and Jonathan (for…

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announcement September 13, 2006 posted by

Competition update.

So there’s just a couple more days to go in the Ferret competition to end all competitions. Well OK, you know what we mean. Anyway don’t be shy, get in there and have a go, the more the merrier. Don’t forget, if you want to win the super cool barcode cataloguing system you’ve got to enter. Sitting there with a smug grin on your face won’t do it, trust us on that one. And just to entice y’all, we’re going…

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announcement September 13, 2006 posted by


Apologies to anyone suffering from Ferret access problems. We’re engaged in a tussle with IP addresses at the moment. We’d say more, but it’s not pretty.

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announcement September 8, 2006 posted by

Ferret Collectorz Competition!

Heck, summer’s almost over but that’s no excuse to be down in the dumps, so we’ve decided to hold a snap competition to cheer us all up. The prize is a fabulous Bundle which includes any three of their uber cool cataloguing programs (there’s a choice of 7, including Music, Movies and Books) PLUS a groovy Microvision Flic handheld barcode scanner. The whole kit is worth a spectaculicious $288.00 (£174.00) and will let you catalog your collection of music, DVDs or whatever faster than you…

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announcement August 30, 2006 posted by

PrinterAnywhere +

Just an update on a couple of things. First, PrinterAnywhere is now working for me completely. And it’s genuinely fabulous. Don’t take my word for it, try it out. Hey, it’s free. And secondly, wonder of wonders, my Zookoda email newsletter service is also now working again. Hurrah! So sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already done so. I do like this service the best out of all the rival email feed services, so here’s hoping it continues to…

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announcement August 25, 2006 posted by

Our first T!

Whooo-eee! The Ferret has sold its first T-Shirt. Black. So c’mon Peter, wherever you’re from, send us a photo of you wearing it and we’ll feature it on the gallery for all the world to see. Or put it on yer cat, we’re not proud! Wheeeee!  You have to understand children, it’s not the *selling* of the T-Shirt that counts (let’s face it, we’re never going to out merchandise Disney now, are we?), it’s the fact that someone actually wants…

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announcement August 13, 2006 posted by

Digest broken?

Hmm…apologies to our newsletter digest subscribers but it appears that the Zookoda system appears to be broken. To be honest I’m not that impressed. Their service has been patchy since Day one, their tech support – if you can laughably call it that – is pathetic, and all they’ve really got going for them is that the system is well thought out and simple to set up and administer. But no blinking good if it doesn’t work as advertised, eh? If anyone has…

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announcement August 4, 2006 posted by

Roll up, roll up.

Stop the Press. The Red Ferret Shop opens. Small furry animals gather at various roadside locations to await deliveries. Merchandise designed to encourage pleasant dinner table conversation. Enjoy!

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announcement August 3, 2006 posted by

101 Groovy Gadget Sites.

101 Groovy Gadget Sites. So when the Ferret first started there were only about two gadget sites out there, and as far as we know not one blog. Well my dears, how times have changed, and not a week now goes by without us hearing about some new toy boy on the block. So here, to satisfy all those with a terminal passion for gadgets and gizmos, is our round-up of a fair number of the sites out there pandering to…

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announcement June 15, 2006 posted by

New Ferrety newsletter.

Hey folks, we’re trying out a new newsletter service from Zookoda for those who don’t like RSS. You’ll find the subscription box at the top right of the page somewhere. Subscribers will receive a weekly digest of Ferret posts in their email inbox every Sunday (in HTML or plain text format). At last, an excuse to throw out Beetle Bailey! And yes we promise we’ll be very very careful with your email address. Honest!

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announcement March 7, 2006 posted by

Comments fixed!

Well folks, comments are broken fixed now. Normal service is resumed.  [Thanks to Bambolay for the icon again] Update: Thanks to marvellous Teli the Rescue Ranger! Thanks T!

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announcement January 2, 2006 posted by

Hoppy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all, possums. We’re back – re-vitalised, re-juvenated, re-freshed […and re-diculous? – Ed] and more. Here’s wishing you all the very best of the year to come…let the Funky Ferreting begin.

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announcement December 23, 2005 posted by

Merry Chrimble.

So another 12 months is almost over, and the Ferret will be 4 years old tomorrow. Golly! Thanks to all our fabulous readers and supporters, you’ve made it an amazingly fun year. And expect some cool new features in 2006. So wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this holiday, have a great one. And don’t forget – a dancing ferret is a happy ferret. We’re closing down for the break, because even Ferrets need some rest now and then. We’ll be back on Monday 2nd January 2006,…

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