Posted by James Saunders on 7th November 2005
6. MATERIALS YOU POST OR PROVIDE; COMMUNICATIONS MONITORING; For materials you post or otherwise provide to Microsoft related to the MSN Web Sites (a “Submission”), you grant Microsoft permission to (1) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate and reformat your Submission, each in connection with the MSN Web Sites, and (2) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Microsoft will not pay you for your Submission…
What I have learnt recently: Microsoft owns your Blogs and can do with them as they please!
“noun, the exclusive legal right, given to the originator or their assignee for a fixed number of years, to publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.” –Oxford Dictionary’s definition for ‘Copyright’
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Posted by James Saunders on 2nd November 2005
Just a quick Jimbo update - Wedding planning is not a breeze by any stretch of the imagination, especially when it seems that everything needs booking last year!
But we are getting there with the major things… Church, Wedding Night Hotel, Registrar, Photographer, Reception, Bank Account, Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids Dresses.
In progress… Wedding Gift List, Flowers, Cake, Men’s Suits, Catering, Finance, Guest List. To Do… Cars, Stationary (Cards, Invites Table Names etc), Entertainment, Honeymoon, Bar/Drinks, Wedding Rings, Table Seating, Band, Service, and a whole host of other small things which will need doing.
What I have learnt recently: You need to be very careful what you say if you speak your mind in web logs!
“A wife is the joy of a man’s heart.” –Talmud
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Posted by James Saunders on 1st November 2005
Another couple of my crazy inventions… The first is only really a bit of a joke but I thought I would write it down anyway! Claire’s house has recently gained a few new tenants - some mice! and Claire being a girl is not too keen on the nasty slam shut, break the neck approach of the conventional mouse trap, so being a geek I thought about a way in which you could try and attach a small tracking device onto the back ok a mouse as it tries to eat a lump of cheese (or birdfood in Claire’s case). You could then use some sort of tracker to follow it back to its den, find its mates and siblings and evict them. The reason I think a tracker would be useful is because if you kill one mouse you know there will be a whole litter more who will still be running around, but if you find where they live you can get them all in one go. The only tricky problem is how to build a trap which will stick a tracking device onto the back of a mouse (blob of chewing gum maybe?).
My second invention came about due to my hatred of a wallet full of receipts, not only do they make a mess but they remind me of how much money I have spent. What if shops could electronically put receipts on a “receipt card” this would be one card which all shops could swipe when you buy something. There would be a slight difference from the average store or reward card which everyone seems to have these days. You would never loose receipts, you could log on online and see your purchase history, it could be used for tax purposes, shops would be able to be more confident in doing refunds with the data stored on the card and best of all no scrappy bits of paper.
“that you give me no SOOOOOOOuuull!” –Lisa Ranft, A Little Respect
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