blog: war-scan

An e-mail that went out to my mailinglist for bloggers on my community blog "war-scan".

Hi war-scanners,

is anyone still interested in war-scan-ning?

I got a little frustrated with this blog, as I seemed the onyl person

still devoting time to it.

The main Idea of http://cyberabad.de/warscan/ was

* put together a team of nationally, ethnically and religiously

diferent persons from all around the globe

* blog local and othert events in context with Iraq, war against

terror etc.

I still think that this was and is a good idea and as war-scan ist

very well linked we could gain some google attention. (If activities

rise I will also put together a RSS/atom-feed.)


* who could devote 5 minutes a week to this?

* who would try to get some more bloggers from all around the world?

* who has got other ideas how to boost the blog?

One idea would be to hand out small 'task sections' (like watching

certain blogs, blogging books about our topics, watching one country

or topic etc.)

Well? ;)

PS: After 11M the usage went WAY up again:




I finally figured out how to connect my mobile (S55) to my computer. The Siemens Software still refuses to connect me but I can access the virtual folder "Mobile" via the Workplace.

So my mobile is a 'semantic jukebox' now.

'Known' people ring with 'Star Trek' (association: "mission").

Family rings with 'Addams Family'

'Friends' ring with 'Bonanza' (association: solidarity)

'Office', which I use as a synonym for 'Organization' rings with 'Twin Peaks' (association: FBI) - those are often numbers that I call, not people who call me.

'VIP' rings with 'Impossible Mission' (this should be rare ;) )

'Leisure time' rings with 'Bright side of life' (I am not sure I have ppl. on my phone that I associate with that and who are not 'friends'.)

'Private' rings with 'Casablaca'. (association: love, closeness)

'Business' (i.e. customers) ring with the melody of 'Dallas'.

'Received' (i.e. transferred from Palm via IR) ring with 'Let it be' (association: virgin reception, Mother Mary), actually this category should also be empty.

'Unknown' people ring with 'Bright Side of Life', as it starts out not so loudly ;)

Now I only need to categorize people ;-)


Ebay, invoice, e-mail and fax.

Maybe I should rename this to rant-blog.

What kinda day is this.

First a guy who is selling me a flash on Ebay tells me he has no 'invoice' forms and is just a private person, so he cannot send me a bill. Hey, a bill is just a piece of paper saying: "Pay me!" As soon as you are 16 or 18 you can write bills. No form required. Not even a signature. Just a piece of paper and something to make it dirty... (OK, in german after June or JUly you also need to number your bills "sequentially" and "uniquely". Nobody agrees on what exactly that means.)

Then the boss of an educational facility I work for tells me, she does not open e-mails any more, cause she is flooded by them. I hinted at the fact that she will not solve the problem by not opening them.

OK, I noted down her fax-number.


Google vs. Yahoo

When comparing Google to Yahoo search, Yahoo seems to prefer Yahoo-owned sites like my ancient Geocities homepage - now owned by Yahoo. Do they also own "StumbleUpon"?

I doubt that this kind of preference leads to better results...