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E-mail etiquette and best practices, aka, how not to be a complete fracking n00b

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2007-07-17 03:05

I was about to educate a co-worker on some of the better practices to follow while communicating on the Internet, and being the generous chap that I am, decided to share these invaluable nuggets of my infinite wisdom with you lot. So, here goes:

  1. Format: Never send e-mails in HTML format. Always use plain-text only.
  2. Subject: Always use a descriptive subject line. Subject lines such as "Hi" and "Please help" will get your behind flamed.

Getting free stuff off the net the 0ld sk001 w4y :S

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2006-07-14 20:06

While it has become rather easy to score stuff off the net thanks to p2p piracy, there is another old skool (sic) method of getting the goodies that many people aren't aware of - via a search engine.

This relies on the fact that lotsa people (fucking idiots if you ask me) dump a shit load of stuff on their web servers to share with their friends, for a temporary back-up or whatever, and totally forget about it. They don't realise that web crawlers will index these pages and essentially make them public in no time.

A guide to IMDb

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2006-07-14 16:22

An all too frequent quandary that I used to get myself into, was in choosing a good movie to watch on the weekend.. However, with the advent of the Internet and sites like IMDb, this has become a thing of the past.. Here's a quickly put tpgether list of what I do / use nowadays to select a movie..

  • IMDb rating lists: This is more or less the be all and end all of rating lists out there. The Top 250 list and Top films by genre are pretty much all that you will usually need to choose a decent flick. The chart listings page provides a more convenient menu (on the left) to do the same thing.

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