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Water Cooler / Re: Couple more sensors and some AI would be good here
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:57:13 PM »
Yup, America's highways are our warehouses.  ;D

Marketing / Re: AMZ Prime Day is getting more press that Black Friday
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:53:01 PM »
I did a short browse.  Lots of items people might buy for their kids before they send them off to reform school college.

What we need is a pizza index.   Liberal to conservative by where they order pizza from or lib. to conserv. buy what they put on their pizza.

Liberal toppings = quinoa, tofu, etc.

Conservative = meat with extra meat

Traffic / Re: I made a Web Ring 5 Days Ago. I'll see myself out.
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:10:20 AM »
>new old tech

So here is the newfangled ring (not mine) https://xn--sr8hvo.  ws/  (made purposely unclickable)

Made with Glitch

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:30:04 PM »
Brexit or no Brexit I wouldn't bet on their being a EU in 10 years.

Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:19:49 PM »
I remember when air conditioning was the exception not the rule.   It was hot in the summer and it was hard to escape that heat.  The few small businesses that had AC, it was usually just a hopelessly underpowered window unit stuck in the transom over the door.    Everybody just slowed down during the heat of the day.

I can still see my mother on a blistering hot day, standing in front of a floor fan, steam ironing/starching my dad's dress shirts.  The work had to get done.

Air Conditioning

Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:22:23 AM »
When I was in second grade every boy who was in Cub Scouts wore their uniform to school on the day we had Scout meetings.  Most of us had the Official Cub Scout pocket knife hanging from our belts. Nobody said a word. Nobody ever got stabbed.

Traffic / Re: I made a Web Ring 5 Days Ago. I'll see myself out.
« on: July 09, 2018, 12:44:04 AM »
>Next thing

Blogrolls are back.  Some of them hi tech most Web 1.0.  There is some sort of OPML file thing some are swapping back and forth.

RSS and RSS Readers are big in the Indieweb.  Of course, many are rolling their own and will make them available when they are done.  With some of these readers combined with Indieweb markup, you will be able to Like, Repost, Comment, Favorite, Mention a post or article right from your Feed Reader and that will work it's way around the Indieweb to original posters blog all without the corporate silos of Twitter and FB.

> - littleman  you have a much better chance of understanding this stuff than I do.  There is some really neat stuff there, ideas, projects, guidelines.

Traffic / I made a Web Ring 5 Days Ago. I'll see myself out.
« on: July 08, 2018, 11:28:10 PM »
Hi, my name is Brad, 5 days ago I made a webring for the first time in over 15 years.

See, the folks on the Indieweb have rediscovered webrings, only being developers they do their ring real high tech. They are talking about a "webring revival."  So I besides Webring I found one of the last old school web ring hosts left standing.  Once you kick the tumbleweeds away from the door it still actually works, straight out of 1998. 

Took me back to Virtual Promote/JimWorld days when there was a whole separate category of subforums devoted to non-search engine traffic including web rings.

So, in a burst of nostalgia, I made a ring.  It was kinda fun.  At one time I ran a lot of webrings in the science fiction, fantasy and horror field, most started when the search engines still sucked.

I will say one thing about the folks, they are not at all intimidated by Google.  They mostly ignore Google and don't care if they get any traffic from it.  They are talented and create their own ways of communicating with at and around the social network silos.  Mainly they are talking to each other.  Anyway they are unafraid to try new takes on old ideas that we have long abandoned.  I wonder if I can sell them on Top Sites?

See one of the problems amongst blogs, especially new blogs, is discovery - getting found.  Same old story, Google indexes pretty quick but it takes awhile to start having articles rank if you are doing natural link building.  I can see were an old fashioned webring for blogs might help.  (We're not talking commercial SEO here or those levels of traffic.)

Hhh, I might make another ring.  Just one more...

Well the online ad industry needs shaking up.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 06, 2018, 06:22:55 PM »
>> No padding. No belts

Ditto.  Had one just like it.  In a panic stop, my mom's arm would swing out to try and hold me in place.  Dash board was solid steel.

No radial tires either.  You bought tires all the time because they didn't last long.

Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:39:39 PM »
Oh yeah?  I remember when cans and food items had the price stamped directly on them with that purple ink price cathunker. 

A friend used to do direct mailing. They used to get all sorts of horrible stuff sent to them.

Best one though was a massive drum of water with the prepaid envelope. They had to pay for it ;-)

They got swiftly removed.


Pre internet, Conde Nast used to be bad. 

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