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Wednesday, 25 April 2007

webbys and urban folklore...?

I received an email today, reminding me to cast my vote in the People's Voice Webby Awards for 2007. Being something of a regular traveller on the superhighway, I though it was only fair to make my mark on the sites that had the most impact on me:

  • Guardian Unlimited (connections - podcasts)
  • Rathergood (connections - weird)
  • Miniclip... hmm... or Zwok... a really tough decision, but I think Miniclip wins because of Christopher's love for Club Penguin! (entertainment - games)
  • How Stuff Works (features - best copy/writing)
  • BBC News (media - news)
  • Guardian Unlimited (media - newspaper)
  • Virgin Radio (media - radio)
    (This last one demands an explanation, I think! Because NPR is in the lead, and Virgin Radio are second, the votes are more likely to count for Virgin, so has the better chance of bringing this award to the UK. Oh, and because James Cridland is a top bloke.)

On other issues, I was told - I'm not sure by whom - a while ago, that if you're just a bit too far from your car to use your remote central locking fob thing, you can make it unlock by holding the fob next to your head and pushing the button.

I'll admit, I've not done any scientific research into this, but from my limited experience, it seems to work (certainly better than holding the fob up in the air) but I have no idea why. There's no mention of it on Snopes (probably the most comprehensive urban legend site on the 'Net) - anyone else had a similar experience? And, like cheese, who came up with that strange idea? Answers on a postcode...

Posted by james at April 25, 2007 5:56 PM


 
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