Single-letter Domains

Posted by Mark

Single-letter second-level domains are domain names in which the second-level domain consists of only one letter, such as x.org.

Such domains are rare, as on December 1, 1993, IANA explicitly reserved all single letter and single digit second-level domain names in the TLDs .com, .net, and .org.

However, the few such domains that were already assigned were not recalled, and so circumvented the restrictions that have existed since.

i.net INet Corporation
q.com West Communications
q.net Q Networks
x.com PayPal
x.org The Open Group
z.com Nissan

[Source Wikipedia]


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Kuwait & Video Games

Posted by Mark

game center

I just found the blog of Faisal Al-Dhalmawi at 1up.com. He has a very interesting write up on Video Gaming in Kuwait. He was even able to take pictures of some of the stores from the outside AND inside! Pretty cool stuff. [Link]


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A bunch of items from Uncrate

Posted by Mark

I was checking out Uncrate and i found a bunch of interesting things, here they are:

Monty Python Killer Rabbit Plush
Cow Baby Bottle
EarBuddy
Moleskine Pocket Reporter Notebook
Vintage Graffiti Ties by Tymbal


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20 things you didn’t know about Windows 1.0

Posted by Mark

Bill Gates wanted to call Windows 1.0 “Interface Manager.” Marketing exec Rowland Hanson persuaded him that Windows was a better name. [More]

[via Cult of Mac]


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$87,000,000,000.00

Posted by Mark

I guess I won’t be able to hide my 87 billion dollars under my bed. Seriously though if Bill Gates feels like withdrawing 1 billion dollars in cash he’s pretty fucked. [Link]


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How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Posted by Mark

This post is dedicated to Nat since she gets hiccups often. She tries to get rid of her hiccups by drinking a glass of water while holding her nose closed. Here is the right way to do it:

1. Swallow 1 tsp. white table sugar, dry. A study found that this stopped hiccups immediately in 19 out of 20 people. Repeat up to three more times at 2-minute intervals if necessary.

2. Gulp down a glass of water if the sugar doesn’t work.

3. Eat a piece of dry bread slowly.

4. Breathe in and out of a paper bag. Do not use a plastic bag under any circumstances, and don’t do this longer than 1 minute.

5. Gargle with water (see ‘How to Gargle’).

6. Repeat the above steps until your hiccups stop.

[Source]


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Official Santa Mail

Posted by Mark

I hope they add a live webcam of Santa’s workshop, that would rock. [Link]


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Intel-iBook Debut in January

Posted by Mark

I hope this article is accurate, I would definitely be the first in line to get a $699 iBook. [Link] link fixed


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We Are Different

Posted by Mark

When it gets cloudy, cold and wet we love it here in Kuwait. Its been raining all day today and atleast a dozen people have come up to the window next to me, look out and say what nice weather we have today. Another example would be BusyNow, I was checking his blog and he posted a picture from the Munich airport (he went on vacation) and its like cloudy and wet outside and his comments were “Im in munich now the weather is great and i like the place.”


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Original iPod Reactions

Posted by Mark

I found this via del.icio.us, its a thread at MacRumors.com discussing the iPod when it was first announced back in 2001. Its cracking me up reading the comments, my favorite one so far is “I still can’t believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
Why oh why would they do this?! It’s so wrong! It’s so stupid!” [Link]


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