Monthly Archives: March 2004

Note To Future Self – Keep Email Address

By | March 30, 2004

Post a comment on your old self from the future. Wonderful tool (thanks BoingBoing, via Marc), which allows you to send emails to yourself at any point in the future — assuming, of course, the site, FutureMe.org, is still functioning and you haven’t changed your email address. What is fascinating is to read other people’s emails (there’s an… Read More »

The Audio Wonder Of OneNote

By | March 30, 2004

I’ve been playing with OneNote — the Microsoft program that allows you to create and organise notes — quite a bit lately, and I have to say it’s a big leap forward for software.. and Microsoft’s record for innovation. Here’s an interesting post on a feature I haven’t explored as yet: audio. Wayne reports that OneNote will add… Read More »

The Dos And Don’ts Of Dealing With The Press Online

By | March 30, 2004

I thought I would start penning some guidelines for companies seeking to provide resources for journalists online. I’ll post this on the cache and add to it there as www.loose-wire.com/press. Please feel free to let me know if you’d like to see stuff added, changed, taken away, or whether you have any experiences that may be instructive. Overriding… Read More »

How Long Do USB Thumb Drives Live?

By | March 29, 2004

Had my first USB thumb drive (sometimes called USB flash drives, or USB key drives) die on me today. They’re a great way to move stuff from A to B, and to keep an extra back-up in your pocket, but don’t rely on them too much. I’ve had several over the years (they first started appearing in this… Read More »

The Perils Of AutoResponse

By | March 29, 2004

Be careful what you put in your email auto response when you head off on holiday/maternity leave/business trip. Anyone can read it. One of the the things that came out of Daniel McNamara’s travails at Code Fish was that, by having phishers put his name in the from field of one of their attacks he got swamped by… Read More »