EppsNet Archive: Internet

When Will Snowden Denounce Russian Spying?

21 Oct 2013 /


Paul Boag: Do users care about your latest news? (Spoiler: No.)

Posted by on 29 May 2013

Online Porn May Make You Forget

7 Feb 2013 /

Pornographic Picture Processing Interferes with Working Memory Performance

Journal of Sex Research, 2012 Nov 20

Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen found that looking at internet porn has a negative effect on working memory.

Wait a second . . . did I already post this link?


Virtual U.

8 Jan 2013 /

Students Rush to Web Classes, but Profits May Be Much LaterNYTimes.com

Profits shmofits . . . if you’re not using Coursera.org, you are missing a life-changing opportunity.


Your Neighbors’ Criminal Activity Presents a Business Opportunity

1 Jul 2012 /

America is the land of opportunity.

While some Americans sit around whining about 1 Percenters, rising young innovator Matthew Creed of Kansas has figured out how to turn publically available data into a money maker: post the names, mug shots and addresses of arrestees on a web site and offer to remove the information for a $200 fee.

And by the way, he’s only operating in Johnson County, Kansas, so the market is wide open for other budding entrpreneurs who want to apply the same business model in their own area.


Living in the Digital World

26 Oct 2011 /

A 2011 study by telecommunications giant Ericsson found that 35% of iPhone and Android users check their email or Facebook account before getting out of bed in the morning.


Alone Together

26 Oct 2011 /
Alone Together

Image by Global X via Flickr

We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Constant connectivity offers the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. We can’t get enough of each other if we can have each other at a distance and in amounts we can control.


Things Which Matter Most

24 Sep 2011 /

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

— Goethe

You’ve got to keep your priorities in order . . .

We’re developing an on-site conference registration system . . . the topic generating the most email bandwidth yesterday was the ability to retry a declined credit card if the on-site Internet connection is down.

Declining a credit card when the Internet is down is an unusual scenario that may never occur. We’re not even far enough along in development to be able to say for sure that we can accept a credit card when the Internet is up, but by golly, we’ll be able to decline one when it’s down.

My head is spinning . . .

Thus spoke The Programmer.


The Cloud

18 Jun 2011 /

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Thomas Jefferson on Weinergate

7 Jun 2011 /
Thomas Jefferson

Rep. Weiner of New York — one of the 13 original colonies — has been sending photos of his penis to women in Texas, Washington and other points west.

When I was president, Texas and Washington weren’t even part of the country, and if I wanted to show a woman my dick, she had to be right there in the room with me.1

And still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress.

  1. Yes, I could have made a sketch and sent it through the mail but that could take weeks.

Everything Must Be Replaced

4 Apr 2011 /

Uh oh, it looks like the wireless connection here at EppsNet headquarters just went down . . .

“NOTHING MAKES ME ANGRIER THAN AN UNRELIABLE NETWORK CONNECTION!” my son yells. “WE NEED A NEW ROUTER! WE NEED A NEW MODEM! WE NEED A NEW SERVICE PROVIDER! WE NEED NEW COMPUTERS!”

“We don’t need new computers,” his mom says.

“YES WE DO!”


Penis.com

31 Oct 2010 /

My wife got some promotional pens delivered to the house today from pens.com. Did you ever notice how pens.com looks a lot like penis.com?

I wonder if anyone owns the penis.com domain name? Hang on a sec . . .

OK, penis.com is taken — but penis.edu is still available! University of Penis!

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Perspective

24 Oct 2010 /
TechCrunch

If you do stuff online, people are tracking it and putting it into a database and trying to sell you stuff based on that. There’s not much you can do about it except not be online. And it’s not all that bad, really, to get ads for diapers when you’re having a baby, or ads for cars when you are looking to buy a car. Life will go on.


A Day in the Internet

19 Oct 2010 /

A Day in the Internet


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Twitter: 2010-09-17

17 Sep 2010 /
Twitter
  • RT @SteveMartinToGo: OMG. President Lincoln has been shot! Wait, whoa, my internet connection is SUH-LOW. #

How Much Information Do You Really Need?

31 Aug 2010 /

On the web there’s a certain kind of encouragement to never ask yourself how much information you really need. But when I get to the point where I’m seeking advice twelve hours a day on how to take a nap or what kind of notebook to buy, I’m so far off the idea of lifehacks that it’s indistinguishable from where we started. There’s very little advice right now to tell people that the only thing to do is action, and everything else is horseshit.


Twitter: 2010-08-26

26 Aug 2010 /
Twitter
  • RT @eddiepepitone: Prophets of doom make 13 dollars an hour, life coaches 35 an hour. So who’s full of shit now? #
  • RT @thesulk: “Who’s that actor?” “I don’t know, and I may never know.” (Watching TV Before the Internet) #
  • RT @capricecrane: “Heidi Montag Wants Huge Breast Implants OUT.” She’s getting good at cutting giant boobs out of her life. #

10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life

28 Jul 2010 /

Via Harvard Business Review

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April Fools

1 Apr 2010 /
Key Metrics

Every month, I present web site metrics to our Web Steering committee. Since this month’s meeting fell on April 1, I took the opportunity to mock up and present a set of fake charts showing all of our key metrics falling off a cliff.

LOL!

OK I know what you’re thinking — not as funny as cling wrap on a toilet seat. You’re right but chart pranks are more cerebral . . .


There is No Such Thing as Information Overload

9 Feb 2010 /
Edward Tufte 'Presenting Data and Information Lecture'

Looking over my notes from an Edward Tufte course . . .

There is no such thing as information overload, just bad design.

  • Example: Google News presents hundreds of links on a single page and no one complains about information overload.
  • Example: The financial section of the newspaper presents thousands of numbers and no one complains about information overload.

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