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SiteFever’s New Contest - 1,024GB Up For Grabs

Written by Erz on Thursday, October 04, 2007

TERA is a real TERROR when you think about it. Terror (or did I say tera) in paradise? It certainly seems like that when you consider SiteFever's contest to win a Western Digital 1 Terabyte (1,024 GB) MyBook ( With so much space in that small box, there will be nothing better than to bring it along on a round-the-world trip.

So if I win the MyBook, I'm going to give my bulky haversack to the nearby charity and set off on my world trip with just my travel documents, my lappy and the trusty MyBook (talk about portability!) and sail the seven seas. Imagine 5 years down the road, I might just be having a nice cuppa, resting on my way up to Everest and checking the pictures stored in MyBook from 5 years ago (and still having used only 20% of the space mind you!)

It's the world in a small box! Paradisa Monsieur/Mademoiselle?

How To Maintain An Ethical Blog?

Written by Erz on Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fretting about whether you are crossing that imaginery line between an ethical and unethical blog when blogging about a controversial issue? Fret no longer. Here are five tips on how to keep your blog on the right side of the (cyber) world:

1 - Be Honest
In all your blogging, make sure you are able to back up you say, especially when it concerns some controversial topic or some other person. Honesty is the best policy and freedom to blog can only be applied when responsibility comes into play.

2 -Be Fair
While many people blog to get things off their chests, it is important to be fair in what you say, considering the matter from both sides. Don't be one-dimensional

3 - Stay Current
Don't keep harping on some issue which happened light years ago. Get over it and keep to issues which have happened recently, which also helps in reaffirming facts.

4 - If in Doubt, Stay in Doubt
If you aren't fully sure of something, don't make an assertion. Jumping to conclusions is hardly the best way to ensure that you are maintaining an ethical stance. But stay in doubt only as long as it takes you to clarify the matter and obtain the necessary facts.

5 - Get a Second (and Third and...) Opinion
If you wish to blog on some controversial topic, talk it through with a friend first or someone with some knowledge of the particular topic to make sure you aren't being insensitive to the feelings of some other party, especially one from a different culture or background.

So blog away, the right way!

[The Blogodise Dilemma] Empty Optimism?

Written by Erz on Thursday, October 04, 2007

What do you make of a glass which is filled with liquid to the halfway mark? Half full or half empty? It is easy for me to adopt the thinking of the latter since I've had my fair share of downs. Many have spat in my face without batting an eyelid. Many have plunged a knife so deep in my back that the remnants still cause pain once in a while. Yet I am not discouraged. For just as many have kissed my face tenderly. Just as many have washed my wounds with their tears. Just as many have brightened up my day so much that I still smile dreamily to myself once in a while. So the question is not a question after all. Neither is an answer needed.

A Quiet Beginning

Written by Erz on Thursday, October 04, 2007

A fallen soul in this paradise. What to make of it? I am a defender. Always knew I was. And so I make my quiet entry into this somewhat sinister faceless world. Just a sojourn? I hope not.....


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