Anything that doesn’t fit in the other categories and rants.

Email Forwarding – A rant to my friends

Today I read yet another rant about receiving forwarded emails. He yells at everyone for using CC (or To:) instead of BCC. I totally agree about using BCC.

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Posted by Panagiotis Peikidis on 13 Aug 2008 - 1 Comment »

What’s next? A service to upload my clipboard?

I have recently stumbled upon TechCrunch‘s article about ControlC. The idea sounds, well, ridiculous.

First of all, how many people use the clipboard to remember things? There are numerous of other applications like Google Notebook, other notes applications, windows notepad and even plain old Post-It. Why the hell should I use the internet for this?

On top of that, does anybody care what other people copy on their clipboard? ControlC’s public user profiles isn’t for people viewing other peoples clipboard, it’s seeing what other people are sharing (by using ctl+c combination and declaring it public). In other words, “Copying something and sharing it” is just another way of saying “posting to my del.icio.us” or “posting to my flickr” etc. Nothing new.

If somebody really would like to keep his clipboard history, there are plenty of freeware applications to assist them. The idea here is not, again, at all new. You can’t even copy from one PC to paste it to another without having the service installed in both, unlike some other portable clipboard utilities out there.

I believe this is a service that runs to catch the Web2.0 bubble before it explodes (A.K.A. Built to be Bought)

I give them two months tops.

Posted by Panagiotis Peikidis on 14 Feb 2008 - No Comments »

Word Patents – A revolutionary idea(TM) of 2020

I would like to inform you(TM) that the idea(TM) of letting a company to patent(R) any common word(R) is starting to bother me(R). It is very difficult for me(R) to pay(TM) at least 10 dollars a word(R) and ending up paying(TM) more than 399 dollars an article(R). Please(TM) do not call me backward when I say(TM) that it was better(R) before when we(R) could freely(TM) write(R) anything(TM) without worrying about writing expensive(TM) words(R). I still can’t believe(R) what happened to that poor(TM) guy(R) who paid one thousand dollars(R) just because(R) he wrote in his article(R) the word(R) XXXXX (I cannot write this because it is too expensive(TM) for me(R)). Luckily(TM) I can(TM) write(R) a shorter version of a word(R) to lower the cost but then again, it would be really hard to read(TM) anything(TM). So, thk u for your tim.


Price(R) for the word(R) word(R): 12 dollars
Price(R) for this article(R): 489 dollars
Freedm: Pricelss (actually, the correct word(R) costs more than 600 dollars)

Posted by Panagiotis Peikidis on 30 Apr 2007 - No Comments »