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Crazy Eddie is back, and he's on the Internet. Rising from the ashes of what the accountants call "one of the twentieth century’s most infamous financial statement frauds," the consumer-electronics retailer is offering once again to "beat any price you can find," along with all-new radio commercials! Just like being in New York in the 80s again.
comment posted at 2:24 PM on Dec-3-00

Deepleap goes into deep sleep. What's the backstory, guys?
comment posted at 10:03 PM on Aug-21-00

Has the nytimes login workaround http://www10.nytimes stopped working as well? I'm getting a login page. First partners.nytimes, now www10... what's the world coming to?
comment posted at 10:43 PM on Aug-7-00

10.am really does rock.
comment posted at 9:55 AM on Jul-16-00

The (hyper)active online thesaurus This thesaurus is the best visual example of the vitality of language I've ever seen. As you click through the web of linked words, they just quiver and fly around as though they both want to be used now and at the same time want to avoid being pinned down. I love this, especially the way the 3D effect leaves some words in the background, since they are only distantly related. But when you click on them they zoom to the top, along with a new constellation of associated words and concepts.
comment posted at 5:28 PM on Jul-4-00
comment posted at 10:58 PM on Jul-4-00

texas death row inmate severs chaplain's arm with razor: "A Texas death row inmate Friday grabbed the arm of a volunteer chaplain, tied it with a sheet to a toilet and nearly sawed it off with a razor blade. "It was just hanging by some threads," said a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
comment posted at 8:35 PM on Jun-10-00
comment posted at 12:31 PM on Jun-11-00

Worried about those horny teenage boys going out with your daughter? [ Courtesy of Flowerhead, though I suppose it really *should* have been courtesy of Charlotte... ]
comment posted at 5:26 PM on Jun-4-00

He's so cute. In the spirit of the web, I'm asking the people of the web to help me name my new cat. Wondering also if there have been other pet-naming events out there?
comment posted at 9:26 AM on Jun-3-00

Does God exist? In a day and age where people are somewhat better educated (than say 500 years ago), we are taught to think freely and form our own opinions. As a result, it is no surprise that Christianity is nowhere near as strong as it was back in its glory days. Here are some good debates between University professors over the existence of God. Very good arguments from both sides. Very thought-provoking stuff. I, for one, believe there are far too many people who blindly believe in a religion because it is the easy way out. Tell me what you think.
comment posted at 7:57 AM on May-31-00
comment posted at 8:28 AM on Jun-1-00

I'm giving $30 to some Metafilter user. I'm stealing this idea from the Shiny Thing giveaway that usr/bin/girl held a while back. I liked her contest, but I would have liked it more if we got to see everything people asked for. So here goes.
I will buy one lucky Metafilter user something off of the Web of a $30 value or less (I will pay shipping and taxes).
To enter: add a comment to this post. The comment must link to the thing you want and provides a bit of contextualizing commentary. (I'd prefer it if the link pointed to something that has at least a semi-permanent home on the Web, no eBay please.) I will choose and announce a winner within (roughly) the next forty-eight hours.
This winner will be chosen based on a single criteria -- "coolness." Whatever item I find the most "cool" wins. I make no claim that my definition of what's "cool" will match any commonly socially-accepted definitions (or your own personal definition, for that matter). Decision of judge is final.
I set the bar here: in order to win, your item must be at least as cool as this; otherwise I will declare myself the winner.
Have fun. Play fair.
comment posted at 10:07 PM on May-30-00

The open bookmark project Hi: I have started a pitas site covering bookmarks. The goal of this project is to receive the bookmark and favorites files from people around the world and learn what sites he/she bookmarked and how they organized them.
comment posted at 7:14 PM on May-28-00

Vatican Discloses 'Third Secret' of Fatima. Prophecies to shepherd children, conspiracy theories - this shit is old-school. It must be fun to be Catholic, living in a world that still has shadows and mist. I'm sick of this harsh, bright Enlightenment thinking.
comment posted at 11:48 PM on May-14-00

Money Good, Napster Bad.
James and Lars tell it like it is (requires Flash4).
comment posted at 10:44 AM on May-13-00

idiot savant
comment posted at 10:28 PM on May-5-00
comment posted at 10:57 AM on May-6-00

Pyra - a company built to flip? Sippey makes the most important statement and one that I have posted here before... Both Blogger, and Pyra are great products but where is the BUSINESS MODEL. Matt do not censor this please... it is a very valid point whether you like it or not...
comment posted at 9:23 PM on May-2-00
comment posted at 9:42 PM on May-2-00
comment posted at 9:43 PM on May-2-00
comment posted at 9:51 PM on May-2-00
comment posted at 7:32 AM on May-3-00

Pyra's killer app isn't Blogger, says Michael Sippey in the most recent Stating the Obvious. The Pyramaniacs started out to build a robust project-management tool, and got sucked into the swirling vortex that is weblog-world along the way.

"Pyra's killer app isn't Blogger, it's Pyra. Of course, that's mostly semantics, since Blogger's an application built on top of the Pyra framework. Which means that Pyra could not only be your next project management app, but your next content publishing platform as well. An integrated content, template, task, issue, and discussion database? Sounds like a killer app to me. Now they just need to figure out the business model..."

I would have thought the business model was obvious. Isn't it?


comment posted at 9:04 AM on May-2-00
comment posted at 9:48 PM on May-2-00

deepleap has launched.
comment posted at 8:41 AM on Apr-15-00

censorship hmm.. one of my posts seems to have disappeared... are you censoring this weblog?
comment posted at 5:18 PM on Feb-27-00

Amazon is approved for a patent on the technology behind their affiliate program. Wow, this really has the potential to shake things up a bit. Will software patents like this destroy internet commerce?
comment posted at 12:08 PM on Feb-27-00
comment posted at 12:12 PM on Feb-27-00

Want to learn WAP (wireless application protocol) without buying a $300 PCS phone and paying for airtime? WinWAP is a free WAP-capable browser that runs on win9x/NT and allows you to see pages built for cell phones.
comment posted at 4:31 PM on Dec-29-99
comment posted at 8:23 PM on Dec-29-99

While I still work on my writeup of the event, let me share one URL I heard there for the first time. eCompanies.com is a consortium of successful Netprenuers in the LA area that want to fund your great idea. It looks like they will accept and review business plans and offer venture captial to those deemed worthy.
comment posted at 8:53 PM on Sep-6-99