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Easter Holiday Arrangements

Prussia.Net will be in holiday mode from 5pm today until 9am on Tuesday 25 March.

“I don’t understand computers” is not an excuse

Business managers need to know how to manage every aspect of their business—including computers and the Internet. You don’t need to know the technical details, but you should know enough to make effective decisions about how they’re used in your business.

Stilgherrian has written a fairly blunt article in his personal website.

Thoughts on Prussia.Net’s future

Stilgherrian has been thinking about how Prussia.Net will evolve in 2008. An article on his personal website Prussia.Net versus Skank Media: my new business structure has the details.

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Holiday arrangements 2007-08

Prussia.Net’s office will be closed on Saturday 22 December 2007 and re-opens on Wednesday 2 January 2008. Support services will operate in “after hours” mode between those dates. Full details in our Support Centre.

Stilgherrian’s holiday arrangements

Stilgherrian is on holidays overseas until 7 December 2007. To get technical support during that time, please follow the procedure to make sure your request is dealt with promptly.

Politicians and Social Media: a catalogue of cluelessness

Screenshot of John Howard MySpace, 18 October 2007

Do Australia’s politicians really understand the Internet? If they way they use social media sites like MySpace, Facebook and YouTube is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding “no”!

Stilgherrian will be presenting Politicians and Social Media: a catalogue of cluelessness at the PodCamp UnConference in Perth on 27–28 October.

Spam now 95% of all email

At its peak in the 3rd quarter of 2007, spam reach a new peak of 95% of all email. Our servers continue to identify 70% to 80% of inbound email as spam, so what does get through is only the tip of the iceberg.

The same report says that 8% of all email contains a “blended threat”: links to malicious websites which try to take over your computer, for example.

Laser printers a health risk?

Office laser printers could be as dangerous as cigarettes, according to research published in the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science and Technology journal.

Credit card payment thru PayPal

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You can now pay your Prussia.Net account using your credit card through PayPal. For small businesses, PayPal is often the quickest and easiest way to accept credit card payments online—and in many cases they’re also the cheapest.

We don’t have everything set up yet. However if you currently owe us money and you’d like to pay by credit card, please email admin@prussia.net for details.

Paying us: some changes

As of 1 July, Prussia.Net has been banking with Westpac, on the basis of their environmental and ethical record. This means the way you pay us has changed…

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Changes afoot!

Prussia.Net is making some major changes to the way we do business from now through to the end of July 2007. We’ll be posting more a lot material on this website during that time.

As we add this material, some pages may be “incomplete”. If you’re interested in knowing more about anything related to those incomplete pages, please contact us.

Recycle your dead computers this weekend

Apple is running computer recycling weekends in Sydney and Melbourne this month—in Sydney this weekend, 21–22 July 2007 at various locations.

You can recycle any old computers (not just Apple’s), laptops, monitors or computer-related peripherals. They won’t accept copiers, TVs, overhead projectors, batteries not integral to computer systems, cracked or broken CRT monitors, UPS units or other toxic or dangerous items.

While this isn’t the only way to get rid of computers, and it follows scathing criticism of Apple’s environmental record, it’s certainly going to help get rid of Australia’s mountain of computer waste.

Your money dot con

ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing has an excellent documentary on how the poor state of Internet security affects you. A must-listen.

“No one’s telling how much of our money is being stolen through the Internet because no one wants us to lose confidence in the system. The banks are making so much money out of it, they prefer to wear the costs or push them down to the customer. In the meantime, everyone has a story and global criminals are stalking our accounts, our phones and our PCs.”

Spam and be fined — ignorance “no excuse”

Pitch Entertainment Group, which trades as Splash Mobile, has been fined $11,000 for sending commercial text messages without a working unsubscribe facility. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) also fined IMP Mobile $4400 for the same breach.

Pitch included opt-out instructions as soon as they realised they were breaking the law. However, “ignorance of the law is not an acceptable defence”, said ACMA chairman Chris Chapman. “All businesses sending commercial electronic messages must make sure that they and their staff fully understand the requirements of the Spam Act.”

Safari for Windows? Not yet!

Apple has released its Safari web browser for Windows. But don’t rush to install it. While Safari is pretty secure on Macs, within a day of its release for Windows the hackers have already found a serious security flaw.

The moral is, as always, don’t rush to have the “latest and greatest” software. Wait until it’s been exposed to the real worlkd for a while and the more serious bugs are ironed out.

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