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Month: December 2003

Net: Major Site Changes Across the Internet

Well, it seems Google has admitted that there is a problem with their search engine (after all the news coverage after the “Florida Update” where lots of sites went ‘missing’ – take a look at the New Google Website and let me know what you think. As for the BBC, well, I’m pleased to announce that as from now – I’m providing all the news for them! Don’t believe me – check http://news.bbc.co.uk yourself! (Ok, ok – it’s a bug in Internet Explorer, Mozilla and many other browsers – but if you are on Windows you can get a patch from WindowsUpdate – thanks to CNN). In other news – do NOT trust any links on sites or in email – that Paypal or Ebay site may not be what it seems…

Personal: Amazon.co.uk

Well, it’s time to place a nice big order from Amazon.co.uk again – this time: 2x Yamada DVD 5520 Multi-region DVD Player at £39.99 each (one for me, one for my sister which my Dad is buying off me) Al Murray – The Pub Landlord – Live – My Gaff My Rules. DVD £14.98 (for my sister). Open All Hours. Series 1 and Season 2 . DVDs £25.98. (for my Dad) Tenko – Series 2 Complete. DVD £43.99 (for my Mother). Gerry Anderson’s Terrahawks – Vol. 1. Video £9.89. (for GESF’s birthday) Lynne Truss: Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Book £6.99. (for GESF’s flatmate) Helen Fielding: Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination. Book £6.49. (for GESF) Philips HR2303 Comfort Ice Cream Maker. £28. (for GESF + flatmate to share) Robert X. Cringely: Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition and Still Can’t Get a Date . Book £6.29. (for my OU course) Philip Evans, Thomas Wurster : Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy. Book £11.34 (for my OU course) John Naughton: A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet .…