And now for something completely different (in portuguese this time)

Na altura do campeonato do mundo de futebol de 1992 a Philips Portugal tinha um desafio em que ofereciam bolas de futebol se se enviasse por correio não sei quantas provas de compra de pilhas. Lembro-me que era uma quantidade bem pequena e por isso participei. Passados dois meses já estava a remoer-me que se tinham esquecido de mim e que era sempre a a mesma treta com as ofertas apregoadas destas empresas.
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I understand the business focus depends on the evaluation of the 20/80 costumer revenue but this is ridiculous. What’s going on with Apple’s App Store localization team?



Why the masters of design and usability at Apple don’t correct this ?

This is going like this for over a month!

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Amazon strange suggestion

25 January 2009

I usually get my eyes over Amazon suggestions when I’m checking a book. I have found some interesting books that way.

I know too that they try to show more of what they want than what it is really relevant to me.

But this is really amusing.

Next time some one tells me s/he is a Dilbert fan I will look at him/her differently.

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It’s nice to see old fellows coming back to MOOsaico. The excuse was that they could only use their IM client and there was no gateway to connect to a MOO. Things have changed now thanks to Pedro Melo with his Rasputine service.

No excuse now! Just had moosaico@rasputine.simplicidade.org as a buddy within you XMPP client. You can even use it with gtalk in webbed gmail.

Get in touch with Melo if you’ve a MOO or Talker you would like to use Rasputine.

And you can always help with new features for it.

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Can someone please enlighten Baroness Greenfield and Prof Richard Dawkins about almost 20 years of IRC, MUDs and MOOs ? During these two decades they can find all the research they want about online social networking (no, it’s not a new paradigm either): anonymity, gender swap, virtual sex, shyness, social gathereness. Yes, many people that otherwise hadn’t socialize much, got in touch with others they appraised and, oh, got married since many years.

So, check all those academic papers, thesis, statistics and articles. Just change them for a 3D perspective so you can get the hype focus. Finally, just pour some water and a new article will come.

*sigh*

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