November 2007

Flock and Firefox are good…BUT

by Lee Hopkins on November 30, 2007 · 5 comments

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On the recommendation of several Twitterati friends I’ve been trying out Flock recently, displacing Firefox to be my primary browser. It has lots of useful features, but one really annoying one that it shares with its underlying Firefox engine: it doesn’t seem to handle embedded objects very well. To wit, YouTube videos. Here’s what a […]

It’s only a test of the software, but I’ve popped a video test run of a possible new-look Better Communication Results Video up on YouTube. I’d appreciate your comments. Technorati tags: second life, vidblog, videoblog, wagner james au, lee hopkins

Aust Fed Police to set up SL island

by Lee Hopkins on November 29, 2007 · 4 comments

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cross-posted from my Second Life blog In what can only be described as a refreshing moment of authenticity and honesty, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) recently announced it will shortly be setting up an island within Second Life. The AFP will be setting up a High Tech Crime Operations unit that will have as part […]

My report for FIR #296

by Lee Hopkins on November 29, 2007

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And in this week’s report: the election is over — now what will happen about Australia’s atrocious broadband? Australian financial institutions not ready for Web2.0, but realise that consumers are demanding it Australian Federal Police (AFP) acknowledge their lack of skills within virtual worlds, so will set up island in SL and recruit savvy teens […]

Medical condition: Getalificus

by Lee Hopkins on November 27, 2007 · 4 comments

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As reported by the BBC: A South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks. The 28-year-old man collapsed after playing the game Starcraft at an internet cafe in the city of Taegu, according to South Korean authorities. The man had not slept properly, and had […]

Ah, the naivety of youth

by Lee Hopkins on November 27, 2007

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There’s a BBC News post about ‘spies’, those James Bond types who protect Her Majesty’s realm. Goodness, if the interviewees are really half-serious they must surely consider themselves as ‘cannon fodder’ as much as any Private or Corporal ground soldier in the regular army. Consider this quote from ‘Natalie MI6’: “It is a family environment […]

Why SnagIt! continues to impress me

by Lee Hopkins on November 26, 2007

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Spend ANY time with ANY software package and you start to learn cool tricks, tips, and shortcuts. So has happened with SnagIt! The most prominent blog that I send images to is my blog (but yes, there are other blogs I run). I just (I know, I’m a slow learner) noticed the ‘Send with […]

Why I love Active Words

by Lee Hopkins on November 26, 2007 · 7 comments

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A picture says a thousand words, so here is the picture: For a measly $49.95 USD (Enterprise Annual License price: $29.95 USD per seat per year) you get a phenomenal tool that is currently saving me nearly $80 USD a month. You’d be stupid to pass this productivity tool up, really. No, I have no […]

10 best things about being married to a robot.

by Lee Hopkins on November 26, 2007

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She doesn’t nag and she doesn’t have children in her luggage! But apart from that, here’s what the sublime Kerry from The Oztraylyan repurposed from her readers: 10. The housework will get done while you are asleep so you always wake up to a clean house. 9. It won’t leave the toilet seat up. 8. […]

Bloody Southern girlies!

by Lee Hopkins on November 23, 2007 · 16 comments

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From Paull Young’s Facebook photo collection comes a brilliant caption: “Southern girls always get in the way when you’re trying to watch the footy…” Poor Christi! Superb caption, mate! Currently listening to: Men at Work – ‘Down Under’ Technorati tags: paull young, christin eubanks, facebook, lee hopkins