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Vol. 3, No. 33, 25/9/2002

In this issue:
From the editor
Next workshop
Web content tip
Email tip
Readers write
The Y Files
Surf Club (web site reviews)
Reader choice
Weekly chuckle
Need content?
At your service
Things that make you go huh?


From the editor


##first name##

The fallout from September 11 continued this week with more reader responses to the first anniversary issue.

Only one message was negative but I make no apology. I gave the anniversary issue of this newsletter much thought and deliberately took a non-political stance.

The Net gives more people the opportunity to express themselves freely - you no longer need a printing press to publish.

If, through our words, we can encourage more compassion and understanding across national borders and cultures, so much the better.

Thank you for your support and humanity.

Yvette

PS Don't miss the feedback from your fellow readers - http://tinyurl.com/1mmg




Next workshop

If you like the look and content of this newsletter, learn how you can do it yourself (and save years of trial and error) -

E-NEWSLETTER WORKSHOP ($995+GST)
Brisbane - Thursday and Friday, October 3-4
* customised in-house workshops can be arranged anywhere in the world at discount rate
More..



Web content tip

Viral marketing sounds nasty but it's just a buzzword for "word of mouth".

It's free and incredibly effective. Many new subscribers to this newsletter hear about it through a thoughtful friend or colleague forwarding a copy.

Discover the six simple principles of viral marketing -
http://www.wilsonweb.com/wmt5/viral-principles.htm

* freelance sales and marketing consultant Stuart Ayling is researching sales and marketing challenges facing Australian and New Zealand businesses. If you fill out his survey, Stuart will share the results with us (and you go into a draw to win two hours of consulting) -
http://www.marketingnous.com.au/survey1.htm
More..



Email tip

What email clients do most people use at home and at work? Can AOL and Lotus Notes users read your newsletter?

Compatibility issues can sure take the fun out of e-newsletter publishing for many people.

Edward Grossman's survey of his readers reveals a few interesting facts and figures for publishers -
http://www.clickz.com/em_mkt/infra/article.php/1428551

More..



Readers write

Ever feel lost in the gym? Our senior scribe, Pollyanna, and a former basketball teammate see what all the fuss is about - "None of the instructions managed to tell us how to get a quick fix for sagging 'boobs', flabby tummies, wobbly bottoms, or loose skin hanging limply from upper arms".

Our chef brings another recipe for hungry knowledge workers with Chilli Tomato Fish in Flash in the Pan while Paul Grech reviews a book for soccer fans, "Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life".

Send your review or other contribution to yvette@brizcomm.com.au
More..



The Y Files

Kevin asks -

Q - I have installed a Cookie Wall and was feeling very superior telling a friend about it. He burst my bubble by telling me that some programs will not run without cookies...there are good cookies and bad cookies. How can one tell the difference? Is it a calorie thing?

A - Cookies are simply little pieces of data stored in your web browser's memory when you surf the Net. Many sites use cookies to track your viewing, recognise you on your return or serve up personalised content or advertising to match your interests. Cookies have had a lot of bad press as few people like being monitored online (especially if sharing a computer as the cookie files can show where you've been). You can set your browser options to ask permission for cookies but you'll quickly go mad answering all the requests.

Cookie Central FAQs-
http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/

CookieWall
http://tinyurl.com/1mnr

Send your question to yvette@brizcomm.com.au
More..



Surf Club (web site reviews)

World of Money
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/worldofmoney/
What is money, where did it come from and how is it made? Discover everything about money throughout civilization at this easy-to-use online exhibit from the British Museum. Don’t miss the interactive “explore a coin” feature and the section on saving money (spend little and spend sensibly, save it somewhere safe, or invest it).
In a net shell: Money, money, money.

Help Me Leave My Husband
http://www.helpmeleavemyhusband.com/
Penny wants a divorce and she wants your donations to finance it. The 40-year-old mother of two young girls has been married for nine years but now wants out. Money raised will help her pay for a divorce and put her through nursing college. Read her online diary and money-saving tips.
In a net shell: Splitting the bills.

Improve Your Boss
http://www.improvenow.com/assessments/iyboss/
Tell your boss, client or colleague just what you think of them - and keep your job. This f*ee, anonymous online assessment tool lets you send somebody a score card on his or her personal style, way of communicating, behaviour, and performance as a manager. Just enter their email address and answer the questions then they’ll be sent a link to the appraisal along with resources for lifting their game. After you’ve fixed the boss, try the “Improve Your Company” survey to communicate your opinions to senior management - anonymously.
In a net shell: Virtual suggestions box.

Dr Saul’s Biology In Motion
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/
Boy, biology wasn’t this much fun at school. A teacher and games developer created these animations, interactive activities and cartoons to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience. Take a quiz, watch a humorous simulation of evolution, learn why eating lunch is like recharging your batteries, and why digesting cheesecake is like washing the dishes. (Flash powered.)
In a net shell: Brings biology alive.

Blogger.com
http://www.blogger.com/
Want to post your thoughts to the web but don’t know how? Blogger is a f*ee web-based tool that helps you publish to the web instantly, “whenever the urge strikes”. A weblog (or blog) is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts in chronological order – a cross between a what's new page and a journal. You don’t need any technical know-how - just fill out a form and, presto, you’re publishing to an audience of potentially millions.
In a net shell: Instant rapport.

Political Compass
http://www.politicalcompass.org/
The old one-dimensional categories of “right” and “left” were established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789. Today’s complex political landscape needs a few more classifications. Take this f*ee, anonymous test to find out where you belong on the political compass then see the reading list to explore the ideas of people who share similar or wildly differing beliefs.
In a net shell: Enlightening.

* sites are previewed on ABC Local Radio Queensland each Monday evening - tune in live at http://www.abc.net.au/
More..



Reader choice

Yesterdayland
http://www.yesterdayland.com/
Found this site, in fact stumbled on to it...I have spent half the
day in there, it is a blast from the past...I have not noticed any problems with it, although the Amazon ads are there... Still it is worth the look, if you are a person who loved the stuff of childhood!
- Reviewed by Bob Hartley

More..



Weekly chuckle

A zen buddhist walks up to a hot dog vendor in the park and says: “Make me one with everything.”

The hot dog vendor makes him a hot dog with everything on it and hands it to him, saying: “That will be five dollars.”

The zen buddhist hands him 20 dollars and waits patiently. After nothing happens, he says: “Where's my change?”

The hot dog vendor says: “Change is within.” And he slowly walks away.
More..



Need content?

To reproduce any content from brizcomm's newsletter or web site in your own publication, please email yvette@brizcomm.com.au
More..



At your service


Need someone to motivate the troops, write or rewrite content, edit or proofread, critique your own site or e-newsletter? Email yvette@brizcomm.com.au




Things that make you go huh?

Ready for some extreme surfing? Want to be titillated, taunted and tempted?

Buy a copy of Odd Bods - 50 bizarre sites about the human body and shock your dinner party guests with tales from the dark side of the Net.

Grab your credit card to pay securely online for instant access to professionally reviewed sites that could take years to find among the millions of dead links, scumware and pop-ups.

Only 9.95 (incl. GST) in Aussie dollars (that's about five US dollars) - less than a bottle of red wine and the wicked pleasure will last longer.

Available in .exe format for PCs (.pdf for Macs coming). Don't worry, we'll tell you how to download it - it's super easy.

Go on, live dangerously and get it while it's hot - http://www.brizcomm.com.au/shop/




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Yvette Nielsen, Editor - phone 61 (0)41 771 8683
PO Box 2026 Bardon Qld 4065 Australia

© 2000-2002 Brizcomm Pty Ltd

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Vol. 3, No. 33 - September 25, 2002


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In This Issue:

* From the editor
* Next workshop
* Web content tip
* Email tip
* Readers write
* The Y Files
* Surf Club (web site reviews)
* Reader choice
* Weekly chuckle
* Need content?
* At your service
* Things that make you go huh?


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From the editor
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##first name##

The fallout from September 11 continued this week with more
reader responses to the first anniversary issue.

Only one message was negative but I make no apology. I
gave the anniversary issue of this newsletter much thought
and deliberately took a non-political stance.

The Net gives more people the opportunity to express
themselves freely - you no longer need a printing
press to publish.

If, through our words, we can encourage more compassion and
understanding across national borders and cultures, so much
the better.

Thank you for your support and humanity.

Yvette

PS Don't miss the feedback from your fellow readers -
http://tinyurl.com/1mmg



-----------------------------------------------------------
Next workshop
-----------------------------------------------------------
If you like the look and content of this newsletter, learn
how you can do it yourself (and save years of
trial and error) -

E-NEWSLETTER WORKSHOP ($995+GST)
Brisbane - Thursday and Friday, October 3-4
* customised in-house workshops can be arranged anywhere in
the world at discount rate

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/workshops/next.asp?calnextid=20



-----------------------------------------------------------
Web content tip
-----------------------------------------------------------
Viral marketing sounds nasty but it's just a buzzword for
"word of mouth".

It's free and incredibly effective. Many new subscribers to
this newsletter hear about it through a thoughtful friend
or colleague forwarding a copy.

Discover the six simple principles of viral marketing
-
http://www.wilsonweb.com/wmt5/viral-principles.htm

* freelance sales and marketing consultant Stuart Ayling is
researching sales and marketing challenges facing
Australian and New Zealand businesses. If you fill out his
survey, Stuart will share the results with us
(and you go into a draw to win two hours of
consulting) -
http://www.marketingnous.com.au/survey1.htm

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/



-----------------------------------------------------------
Email tip
-----------------------------------------------------------
What email clients do most people use at home and at work?
Can AOL and Lotus Notes users read your
newsletter?

Compatibility issues can sure take the fun out
of e-newsletter publishing for many people.

Edward Grossman's survey of his readers reveals a few
interesting facts and figures for publishers -
http://www.clickz.com/em_mkt/infra/article.php/1428551

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/



-----------------------------------------------------------
Readers write
-----------------------------------------------------------
Ever feel lost in the gym? Our senior scribe, Pollyanna, and
a former basketball teammate see what all the fuss is about
- "None of the instructions managed to tell us how to
get a quick fix for sagging 'boobs', flabby tummies, wobbly
bottoms, or loose skin hanging limply from upper arms".

Our chef brings another recipe for hungry knowledge workers
with Chilli Tomato Fish in Flash in the Pan while Paul
Grech reviews a book for soccer fans, "Futebol: The
Brazilian Way of Life".

Send your review or other contribution to
yvette@brizcomm.com.au

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/readerswrite/default.asp



-----------------------------------------------------------
The Y Files
-----------------------------------------------------------
Kevin asks -

Q - I have installed a Cookie Wall and was feeling
very superior telling a friend about it. He burst my bubble
by telling me that some programs will not run without
cookies...there are good cookies and bad cookies. How can
one tell the difference? Is it a calorie thing?

A - Cookies are simply little pieces of data stored in your
web browser's memory when you surf the Net. Many sites use
cookies to track your viewing, recognise you on your return
or serve up personalised content or advertising to match
your interests. Cookies have had a lot of bad press
as few people like being monitored online (especially
if sharing a computer as the cookie files can
show where you've been). You can set your browser
options to ask permission for cookies but you'll quickly go
mad answering all the requests.

Cookie Central FAQs-
http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/

CookieWall
http://tinyurl.com/1mnr

Send your question to yvette@brizcomm.com.au

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/



-----------------------------------------------------------
Surf Club (web site reviews)
-----------------------------------------------------------
World of Money
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/worldofmoney/
What is money, where did it come from and how is it made?
Discover everything about money throughout civilization at
this easy-to-use online exhibit from the British Museum.
Don’t miss the interactive “explore a coin” feature and the
section on saving money (spend little and spend sensibly,
save it somewhere safe, or invest it).
In a net shell: Money, money, money.

Help Me Leave My Husband
http://www.helpmeleavemyhusband.com/
Penny wants a divorce and she wants your donations to
finance it. The 40-year-old mother of two young girls has
been married for nine years but now wants out. Money raised
will help her pay for a divorce and put her through nursing
college. Read her online diary and money-saving tips.
In a net shell: Splitting the bills.

Improve Your Boss
http://www.improvenow.com/assessments/iyboss/
Tell your boss, client or colleague just what you think of
them - and keep your job. This f*ee, anonymous online
assessment tool lets you send somebody a score card on his
or her personal style, way of communicating, behaviour, and
performance as a manager. Just enter their email address
and answer the questions then they’ll be sent a link to the
appraisal along with resources for lifting their game.
After you’ve fixed the boss, try the “Improve Your
Company” survey to communicate your opinions to senior
management - anonymously.
In a net shell: Virtual suggestions box.

Dr Saul’s Biology In Motion
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/
Boy, biology wasn’t this much fun at school. A teacher and
games developer created these animations, interactive
activities and cartoons to make learning biology a richer,
more engaging experience. Take a quiz, watch a humorous
simulation of evolution, learn why eating lunch is like
recharging your batteries, and why digesting cheesecake is
like washing the dishes. (Flash powered.)
In a net shell: Brings biology alive.

Blogger.com
http://www.blogger.com/
Want to post your thoughts to the web but don’t know how?
Blogger is a f*ee web-based tool that helps you publish to
the web instantly, “whenever the urge strikes”. A weblog
(or blog) is a web page made up of usually short,
frequently updated posts in chronological order – a cross
between a what's new page and a journal. You don’t need any
technical know-how - just fill out a form and, presto,
you’re publishing to an audience of potentially millions.
In a net shell: Instant rapport.

Political Compass
http://www.politicalcompass.org/
The old one-dimensional categories of “right” and “left”
were established for the seating arrangement of the French
National Assembly of 1789. Today’s complex political
landscape needs a few more classifications. Take this f*ee,
anonymous test to find out where you belong on the
political compass then see the reading list to explore the
ideas of people who share similar or wildly differing
beliefs.
In a net shell: Enlightening.

* sites are previewed on ABC Local Radio Queensland each
Monday evening - tune in live at http://www.abc.net.au/

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/surf/default.asp



-----------------------------------------------------------
Reader choice
-----------------------------------------------------------
Yesterdayland
http://www.yesterdayland.com/
Found this site, in fact stumbled on to it...I have spent
half the
day in there, it is a blast from the past...I have not
noticed any problems with it, although the Amazon ads are
there... Still it is worth the look, if you are a person
who loved the stuff of childhood!
- Reviewed by Bob Hartley

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/surf/showcategory.asp?categoryid=26



-----------------------------------------------------------
Weekly chuckle
-----------------------------------------------------------
A zen buddhist walks up to a hot dog vendor in the park and
says: “Make me one with everything.”

The hot dog vendor makes him a hot dog with everything on
it and hands it to him, saying: “That will be five
dollars.”

The zen buddhist hands him 20 dollars and waits patiently.
After nothing happens, he says: “Where's my change?”

The hot dog vendor says: “Change is within.” And he slowly
walks away.

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/tips.asp?id=9



-----------------------------------------------------------
Need content?
-----------------------------------------------------------
To reproduce any content from brizcomm's newsletter or web
site in your own publication, please
email yvette@brizcomm.com.au

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/consulting/



-----------------------------------------------------------
At your service
-----------------------------------------------------------
Need someone to motivate the troops, write or rewrite
content, edit or proofread, critique your own site or
e-newsletter? Email yvette@brizcomm.com.au



-----------------------------------------------------------
Things that make you go huh?
-----------------------------------------------------------
Ready for some extreme surfing? Want to be titillated,
taunted and tempted?

Buy a copy of Odd Bods - 50 bizarre sites about the human
body and shock your dinner party guests with tales from the
dark side of the Net.

Grab your credit card to pay securely online for instant
access to professionally reviewed sites that could take
years to find among the millions of dead links, scumware
and pop-ups.

Only 9.95 (incl. GST) in Aussie dollars (that's about five
US dollars) - less than a bottle of red wine and the
wicked pleasure will last longer.

Available in .exe format for PCs (.pdf for Macs coming).
Don't worry, we'll tell you how to download it - it's super
easy.

Go on, live dangerously and get it while it's hot -
http://www.brizcomm.com.au/shop/








 



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