February 20th, 2004


Tracking survey

Yoinked from heidi8 who yoinked it from narcissam...

  • Where and when did you first hear of my name/see my work/'meet' me?

  • With what people/series/groups etc. do you associate me?

  • If we've met in Real Life, where and, if you can recall, when?

This is not a praise or feedback meme, this is just to track the path of my presence and to see the connections involved, to find out how people link together.

Feel free to propagate.

In other news, stinky migraine day, so not much got done. Off to Bristol tomorrow with mrph to visit imago and to celebrate aldric's birthday on Saturday. I'll be back sometime on Sunday. Be well!
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And now with the great smell of Spam...

E-mail tries out a sense of smell

UK net provider Telewest Broadband is testing a system to let people to send (sic) aromatic e-mails over the internet. It has developed a kind of hi-tech air freshener that plugs into a PC and sprays a smell linked to the message.

Good heavens. That would so enhance my mail-reading experience.

The dome comes with a cartridge containing 20 basic aromas, which can be combined to produce up to 60 different smells. [...] But the chance to sniff your e-mails not may come cheap. Telewest says its "scent dome" could cost around £250 and would only work with a high-speed, broadband connection.

I think their mathematics is screwed. Even if the combination were limited to a 50-50 mix of two basic aromas, that would permit far more than 60 combinations. And WTF's this about needing broadband? Exactly how much data do they think it takes to encode "ten puffs of A, two puffs of F, one puff of N"?

*shakes head sadly* And next they'll market it as a game add-on, I'm sure. "Two puffs of cordite, one puff of mangled flesh..."
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