UPS, Fedex and even the US Postal Service have succumbed to these demands. Simply keep at hand your tracking number provided on their shipping receipt and you can go to the corresponding website, type in the number and often determine who signed for it and when it was delivered.
The real surprise is seeing how far our packages travel to get from here to there.
Just like real Easter Eggs these little treats can be found by diligently searching through the menus of your favorite DVD or... by following the tips on NetFlix's website.
It is called, "Cryptonomicon", by Neal Stephenson and lets us into the pre-digital time of paper ciphers through to the dot-com times of rapid business e-growth. I learned a few crypotgraphic tips and enjoyed the story itself. If you are seeking good techno-fiction, I recommend it.
It may or may not sound like a cry for liberty to you but the company, T-Mobile has partnered with many companies to provide Wireless Internet access called WiFi to a large part of the Metro Atlanta area.
I use it to provide a live preview of web projects that are under development in a very accommodating environment. Best of all, you don't have to leave the office to go to Starbucks.
The writers at Saturday Night Live should have seen it coming, but this is even better. During the recent hostility in Iraq, there emerged a hilarious entertainer. He had control of the broadcast network, but was at his best during his almost daily recounts of Iraqi successes.
I am of course referring to the Iraqi Information Minister. If you missed him live, a new website has captured his reruns. Be prepared to laugh a ton. Remember this is the fellow that stated, "As usual, we killed them all..." as tanks rolled behind him.
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