through sewell's eyes

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Get rich by suing companies

It seems private individuals in IL can sue online retailers, that don't charge local taxes, on behalf of the state. If the individuals win, they can collect up to 25% fines and back taxes that the online retailer has to pay to the state. Luckily it seems other states caught on and have changed the law to prevent this in other states.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05287/588742.stm

Saturday, October 15, 2005

New Search Engine

I was reading about a new search engine called PreviewSeek. I played around with for a bit and found it pretty cool to use. It sorts the result set that you get back into categories which makes it a bit easier to drill down to what you were really are looking for. Also it gives you a thumbnail image of the websites that were returned in your search. It seems pretty advance compared to the Google stuff. I'm probably going to start using it as my main search engine soon.

Try it out at: http://beta.previewseek.com/

Friday, October 07, 2005

got a new phone....

Here is a couple of pictures of it...

phone1.jpg
phone2.jpg