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When Free Means Completely Free!

Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Humour, Web | 0 comments

This is the type of public software license that I think should be implemented across the globe! Ok, well actually only for anything that I don’t code.

Please do excuse the language, but here is the new license

DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE 
                    Version 2, December 2004 

 Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar 
  14 rue de Plaisance, 75014 Paris, France 
 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified 
 copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long 
 as the name is changed. 

            DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE 
   TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION 

  0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO. 

Click here to view the entire document. Quite funny I rate :)

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You know you are addicted to Gatorpeeps when

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Humour, Web | 0 comments

Many things in life are very addictive, but it seems that micro-blogging is becoming addictive as well. Robert Bravery drew up this list which I found rather amusing and thought I should share. 

You know you are addicted to Gatorpeeps when …

  • In an emergency, you peep @10111.
  • You were served court papers on Gatorpeeps  because you no longer use FaceBook.
  • You are jealous of anyone who has more followers than you.
  • You peep your partner to turn out the light. When you’re both in bed.
  • Your mother gets a Gatorpeeps account just so she can ask if you’re coming home for Christmas.
  • You keep peeping to your favourite celebrity in the misguided hope they reply.
  • You get upset if no one selects you for #gatorfriday. So your peep yourself from another account.
  • If you sign your credit card receipts or cheques with your Gatorpeeps nickname
  • When you peep about the break up before you phone your best friend.
  • You put your Gator handle on your business card
  • Your husband learns of your pregnancy via a Gator Quote.
  • You can no longer have a conversation longer than 140 characters.
  • You insist that your Doctor send your sick-note via Gatorpeeps.
  • You start a GA (Gators Anonymous) support group.
  • You are no longer scared of crocs.
  • Your nickname is PeepingTom, and you’re not ashamed.
  • You search for Gator nicknames/user names before you sign your newborn’s birth certificate.
  • Schizophrenia means you have multiple Gatorpeeps accounts.
  • You’ve sprayed all your dogs Gator Green.

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Intro To Gatorpeeps

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Cape Town, Web | 3 comments

The guys over at Afrigator recently launched a communication side to Afrigator called Gatorpeeps. Many might argue that it simply a copy of Twitter, but Justin explains their reasoning here. Stii also explains things from his side.

Here is just a short video to help you come to grips with what Gatorpeeps actually is in 60 seconds. Once you have watched and enjoyed, add me on Gatorpeeps!

So far, I am loving what the guys are doing over at Afrigator. Keep up the good work!

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Google Chrome Adverts

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

So Chrome has not really been heard of since its release a couple of months ago, and Google has decided to create some hype around it again. They have commisioned a few short ads to try and push the browser into a greater share of the market. There are eleven adverts, and here is one that I particularly like: 

Simple, yet clever. It show cases some of their features very nicely.

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Google Chrome on Windows 7 64-Bit

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

I have been running the Windows 7 64-bit beta for a few months now and am finding it a really nice OS. With it being a beta version it will obviously have a few compatibility issues with certain programs, but surprisingly the list is actually much smaller than what I thought it would be.

In the beginning, firefox or chrome did not work, and I was forced to use IE8 for a while. I could not stand it! It was absolutely horrible, and I decided that I had to change before I broke my pc, or actually killed someone. I was running out of ideas, and then I remembered that I had the flock installer on my computer still. I have been using it for a while now, but my frustration has now grown to a new level of madness.

I decided I had to try to get chrome to work again. I had grown quite comfortable with it when I was on XP, and wanted to return home. That is when I found this little trick to get chrome to work! YAY!

Run Google Chrome on Windows 7 64 bit Version

1. Right Click on Google Chrome Icon

2. Add –in-process-plugins after chrome.exe in Target field.

It should look like this:

google-chrome-windows-7-64-bit-version

I am glad to announce that I am browsing in peace once more.

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France Passes Anti-Piracy Law

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Politics, Web | 0 comments

A bill requiring French ISPs to disconnect people who are caught downloading or sharing illegal content three times has been given approval by Senate. The controversial legislation will mean that illegal file-sharers will receive a warning through email first, then through a letter, and on the third offence, will face disconnection, according to an article by TorrentFreak.

The bill attempts to reduce online piracy by deterring users from illegally file-sharing, and was supported by the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy. Users who are disconnected may have to continue paying for their internet for the duration that they are disconnected, which can be up to a year.

The bill has faced a lot of heat from groups concerned that the new system will wrongly punish people, particularly if their computers are hijacked by hackers or malware. According to an article by the BBC, the legislation is “dangerous, useless, inefficient, and very risky for us citizens”, according to socialist parliamentarian Patrick Bloche.

However, John Kennedy, chairman of the IFPI, stated that the bill was “an effective and proportionate way of tackling online copyright infringement and migrating users to the wide variety of legal music services in France”. The law was passed by Senate with 189 votes for, and 14 against.

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I think that this is a good move! The more countries that pass this law the better!
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