The Dog’s Bollocks

Truth is like a dog’s bollocks – pretty obvious if you care to look.

Facebook to revisit terms of use abuse

Good news that Facebook have responded quickly and wisely to withdraw new provisions claiming intellectual proprietorship over all who link there. Did you know that if Facebook was a country it would be the sixth most populous in the world? If you want input onto the new terms of use, get on over to Facebook Blog to find out how.

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Everybody must get Flocked

Hey you gotta check out Flock. It’s maintained on Firefox core (check out the 2.0 beta – based on FF3 which comes out tomorrow) so it’s great browser technology – but the added social networking functionality is inspired and quite awesome. I hereby declare Flock to be the first truly Web 2.0 browser. It’s my default browser after an hour of playing with it.

It has some serious smarts. It learns what you do and provides seemless integration of active content into your personalised web space. Active feeds provide status info from social networks such as Facebook, Flickr, as well as media feeds such as YouTube, webmail, blogs, news and tagging services. Flock senses if any page has xml dynamic content and will light up a feed icon. The status bar lets you know if you have mail, changes in friend status etc. Pretty cool. And if that’s not enough it has a web clipboard sidebar where you can drag and drop snippets of stuff wherever you find it. A smart scrapbook.

Firefox on steroids and Es!

Indeed this WordPress post was composed using Flock’s blog editor. Select some text from another site, right mouse click, select blog it, and it pastes blockquoted text with an auto-citation at the bottom. That’s cool.

People use the Web
today in extremely different ways than they did a decade ago. However,
web browsers – the application at the center of all that we do online –
has not kept pace with these changes in online behavior.Flock was
founded on the vision that the web browser can and should enable the
richest user experience possible across information-gathering, sharing,
communication, self-expression and interaction.Every individual has
their own unique preference for favorite sites, utilities, media and
friends. Flock’s philosophy is to deliver a more personal experience of
the web, where its users are in control and more connected to what they
value. Flock is committed to working with our vibrant community and
best of breed partners to allow users to be everywhere they care about,
from one single place.Flock’s vision reaches far beyond the currently
available version of our browser. As the Web continues to evolve, Flock
believes that an important opportunity exists to push the boundaries of
browser innovation. We will continue to be champions of open-standards,
and strive to continually deliver unique, innovative and meaningful
user experiences made possible only from within the browser.Flock was
founded in 2005. The company is based in Redwood City, CA, and has an
office in Victoria, British Columbia. The company is funded by Bessemer
Venture Partner, Shasta Ventures, Catamount Ventures and prominent
angel investors. Flock is made up of a passionate team of
industry-leading innovators, including world-class developers with
expertise in browser development.Flock is an open source company that
innovates on the superior, constantly-improving Mozilla architecture to
provide a fast, safe and competitive browsing experience.

Flock Browser – Company Info | Flock

Blogged with the Flock Browser

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Computer says…No!

Third time lucky. Well so they say. Let’s hope so. A handful of sites I’ve built have been rendered useless by the major trials and tribulations of MDWebhosting. First, it was Russian cross-spripting hackers or something, and then on February 9 they had a major power malfunction which fried the power supply grid and then proceeded to cook the servers.

The perils of the webhosting business where punters want increasing amounts of more for less. In some cases corners get cut and uptime disasters occur. I wish MDWebhosting well, but I’ve had to move on in order to rebuild all my sites. Jumba is my new host. The only complaint I’ve had is that support service can be a bit slow, but hopefully that’s only because of the flood of MD Refugees pouring in and going nuts now that something’s working again and the first month is half price. Yay!

Now all I got to do is fix the darn thing.

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Milord Earl Slim the Defenestrated of Leg over Wallop

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Milord Earl Slim the Defenestrated of Leg over Wallop
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The Dog's Bollocks: "Bollocks" is one of my favourite words, and this is now one of my favourite blogs and I've only been reading it for five minutes. – John Surname

This is the person who tried to analyse Hayek. This is actually a person who needs a shrink. – JC

Shut up slim. You’re an idiot.
Just you stay honest and keep that thinking cap on. – GMB

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