I’ve got competition. Impact is imminent

Another textad was received yesterday. The ad was for a system called Txtswap that “enables you to get more exposure for your website by displaying your text ad on websites all over the Web, in return for you displaying a text ad on your site.” Sounds strangely familiar, doesn’t it? I had some doubt, but accepted the textad anyway. So far no one has clicked on it, and I bluntly use that fact to conclude that my textad service is superior and that people gladly chose to use textad instead of Txtswap.

In other news, I should mention that major Internet Service Providers all over the globe are considering new pricing plans as an answer to the enormous bandwidth consumption by P2P file sharing services like KaZaA. This means that you’ll have to pay per gigabyte your download, that you’re only allowed to download a certain amount of bytes at high speeds during a month, or some other imaginative price plan. Bad news for those who download music, p0rn and other entertainment free from the web. The point is to decrease the illegal file swapping, but it will also affect other people, like those of us who stream Internet radio. This is bad.

I moved the webcam a little closer to my pretty face, because the Logitech couldn’t handle the bird overview I wanted. Looking at the cam now is even scarier than before, as you can actually see me. Have a blast. Marita discovered my webcam today and dumped a message in the talkback today. Nice. And Tor-Erik has he webcam up on a semi-hourly basis. Have a look. He sometimes shows a picture of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Yay.


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