21 Oct 2001 mobius   » (Master)

And my project for the day: write a lightweight address book/rolodex thing that doesn't require a DB or X. If such a beast already exists, let me know. In the meantime, Ive got a 3k perl script that lets me add, view, and update real-life contact info for people. like phone numbers and such. If my website ever gets back online, I'll post a link. Or if you're interested, I can mail it to you.

Sadly, I really could've used this while I still knew where the contact info for certain people was. Oh well. ... Wait! just found my years-out-of-date contact list, explorted <tangent>new word!</tangent> from Outlook back in the dark ages. I can get phone numbers for my family, at least. They never move.

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Hey! Didn't MS say they were changing their TOS?!? While attempting to re-activate my old hotmail account, the TOS I was presented with contained the following:

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO MICROSOFT OR POSTED AT ANY MSN WEB SITE

Microsoft does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Microsoft (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any MSN Site/Service or its associated services for review by the general public (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Microsoft, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

What gives?

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