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Vol. 3, No. 42, 27/11/2002

In this issue:
From the editor
Start your staff on the right foot in 2003
Web content tip
Email tip
Readers write
The Y Files
Surf Club (web site reviews)
Reader choice
Weekly thought
Need content?
At your service
Things that make you go huh?


From the editor

##first name##

My laptop is giving me grief (software bug) so I’ll keep this one short.

Still down in Canberra and, much to my surprise, this city is beginning to grow on me - great restaurants, flourishing arts, wonderful trees, no ugly billboard advertising and lots of wildlife (animal and human).

I bumped into a kangaroo walking to work (me, not the roo) this week and spotted a kind colleague giving a thirsty echidna a bowl of water in the staff carpark the other day.

Shame about the politics but guess you can’t have everything.

Yvette





Start your staff on the right foot in 2003

A new year is a great time for a new start. Book a date now for an in-house workshop for your staff. Choose from web writing, content essentials (including usability, accessibility and promotion), or e-newsletters. Email yvette@brizcomm.com.au for a quote.
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Web content tip

Online content creators will have to think harder to overcome readers’ information anxiety, according to digital architect Matt Jones.

"Editorial folk are going to have to become more likeSherpas than censors," he said, "and make more and more use ofthe non-textual tools and techniques available to 'manufacture understanding'... As our attention gets less, we seem to get more media. As issues get bigger, they get more diverse and more interconnected.”

Read the full Online Journalism Review article -
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Email tip

Has your modem ever dialled your Internet Service Provider without even asking?

HTML emails can force your modem to dial up seeking to retrieve the images from the server.

Annoying, isn’t it (not to mention expensive if you’re not home and you pay by the hour).

Learn how to change your browser or email program settings to disable automatic connection -
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Readers write

New Aussie movie “Crackerjack” has turned the spotlight to the gentle sport of lawn bowls.

Bowls, not bowels – there’s quite a difference, as our regular volunteer scribe Pollyanna knows only too well.

Send your book or movie review (or any other contribution) to yvette@brizcomm.com.au
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The Y Files

Send your question to yvette@brizcomm.com.au

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Surf Club (web site reviews)


FamilyFun Toy Awards 2002
http://makeashorterlink.com/?R16D52092
The next generation is shaping up okay, if the top 10 toy list is any indication. Among the top 10 this year were a Barbie ATM savings machine and four cooking toys. Each year, America’s FamilyFun Magazine rounds up a bunch of kids to spend 30,000 hours testing toys. You’ll also find age-specific toys in 18 categories, from arts and craft to radio controlled, along with photos and reviews.
In a net shell: Santa’s helper.

List Organizer
http://www.listorganizer.com/
Simplify your life – print a list. Busy mum of four created this site for other time-poor victims of the 21st century. Print a f*ee list for groceries (organized by alphabet or category), parties, cleaning house, Christmas, weddings, travel and packing, personal ca re and child chore chart.
In a net shell: Ticked off.

World War Two Nominal Roll
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
The Australian War Memorial creates this the World War Two Nominal Roll to honour and commemorate some one million men and women who served in Australia's defence forces and the Merchant Navy. Search by name, service number, honours or place (of birth, enlistment, or residence at enlistment). You can print a certificate of service or follow the resources to more information.
In a net shell: Online tribute.

Global Geographic Literacy Survey
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geosurvey
Which two countries have had a longstanding conflict over the region of Kashmir? National Geographic commissioned the Roper survey to test the geographic knowledge of young people (aged 18 to 24) in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Great Britain, and the United States. Test yourself with 20 sample questions.
In a net shell: Map yourself.

EveryRule.com
http://www.everyrule.com/
Avoid squabbles and check the rules or instructions for just about any game on the planet. Categories include board games, cards, casino, computer, golf, drinking, kids and etiquette. A bonus feature is news about rules.
In a net shell: Cheat sheet.

Akiyoshi’s Illusion Pages
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/index-e.html
Stay well away from this site if you suffer from motion sickness. Akiyoshi (from a university psychology department in Kyoto) has created some mind-bending optical illusions or, as he describes them, “works of anomalous motion illusion, which might make sensitive observers dizzy or sick. Should you feel dizzy, you had better leave this page immediately”. (If asked but you don’t want to install Japanese language packs, just click cancel).
In a net shell: The eyes don’t have it.

* reviews are previewed on ABC Local Radio Queensland about 8.35pm Mondays - tune in at http://abc.net.au/backyard/

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Reader choice

BBQ Blue
http://www.bbqblue.com.au/
BBQ Blue is a Brisbane-based site that gives the good oil on outdoor cooking. It’s all here – from the history of barbecuing in Australia to tips for choosing your perfect barby instead of the salesperson’s perfect barby. There are recipes such as pork ribs with pineapple, ginger and Bundaberg rum and a step-by-step guide to grilling great steak.
- Submitted by Peter Lee

Send a brief review of your favourite site to yvette@brizcomm.com.au
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Weekly thought

“Little people use big words, big people use little words.” - Emperor Justinian.
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Need content?

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

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Working capital
Vol. 3, No. 42 - November 27, 2002

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In This Issue:
* From the editor
* Start your staff on the right foot in 2003
* Web content tip
* Email tip
* Readers write
* The Y Files
* Surf Club (web site reviews)
* Reader choice
* Weekly thought
* Need content?
* At your service
* Things that make you go huh?

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From the editor
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##first name##

My laptop is giving me grief (software bug) so I’ll keep
this one short.

Still down in Canberra and, much to my surprise, this city
is beginning to grow on me - great restaurants, flourishing
arts, wonderful trees, no ugly billboard advertising and
lots of wildlife (animal and human).

I bumped into a kangaroo walking to work (me, not the roo)
this week and spotted a kind colleague giving a thirsty
echidna a bowl of water in the staff carpark the other day.

Shame about the politics but guess you can’t have
everything.

Yvette



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Start your staff on the right foot in 2003
-----------------------------------------------------------
A new year is a great time for a new start. Book a date now
for an in-house workshop for your staff. Choose from web
writing, content essentials (including usability,
accessibility and promotion), or e-newsletters. Email
yvette@brizcomm.com.au for a quote.

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



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Web content tip
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Online content creators will have to think harder to
overcome readers’ information anxiety, according to digital
architect Matt Jones.

"Editorial folk are going to have to become more
likeSherpas than censors," he said, "and make more and more
use ofthe non-textual tools and techniques available to
'manufacture understanding'... As our attention gets less,
we seem to get more media. As issues get bigger, they get
more diverse and more interconnected.”

Read the full Online Journalism Review article -

More: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/workplace/1037297369.php



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Email tip
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Has your modem ever dialled your Internet Service
Provider without even asking?

HTML emails can force your modem to dial up seeking to
retrieve the images from the server.

Annoying, isn’t it (not to mention expensive if you’re not
home and you pay by the hour).

Learn how to change your browser or email program settings
to disable automatic connection -

More: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,15964,00.asp



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Readers write
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New Aussie movie “Crackerjack” has turned the spotlight to
the gentle sport of lawn bowls.

Bowls, not bowels – there’s quite a difference, as our
regular volunteer scribe Pollyanna knows only too well.

Send your book or movie review (or any other contribution)
to yvette@brizcomm.com.au

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

 



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