The internet Time Machine

Do you ever wish you had an internet time machine you could use to go back & see earlier versions of either your own site/s or what Facebook looked like when it started?
Well, there IS just such a machine – its called ‘WayBackMachine’ and this is how it works …
Just like Google ‘spyder’ and crawl the internet ‘indexing’ (storing) webpages so you can find them with search, so WaybackMachine has taken ‘snapshots’ of millions of webpages … for years – & stored them in a virtual vault
How many webpages? How about 452 BILLION!
You can enter the url (www address) of any site and see if the machine has stored an earlier version of the site. You can also ‘force’ it to copy and store site or webpage
I use this facility when articles appear about me in the international media. I’m fortunate to have had my ideas appear on hundreds of syndicated news sites etc all over the world (CBS, FOX, CNN, NBC etc etc) but …
I know these pages will eventually dissapear as new content & stories take the place of mine. Sometimes the articles are only visable for days – so when something from or about me appears on a page somewhere, I get the page address & use TheWayBackMachine to index it … forever
This way, if someone (including me) questions what the article said, or if it even appeared at all, I know that snapshot page is stored in the Machine & I have the archive url which the Machine gives me
This can be fun and VERY useful for all kinds of personal, professional & legal reasons  ;0)

Go and check it out HERE

Proof there are no businessmen in Government

And there you have it my friends

In black & white

“The Treasury” expects to save £8 million …

… at a cost to industry & other departments of £80 million!

then has the cheek to say this will save the taxpayer money

Sorry to use profanity but thats just …


Oh, and dont think it would make any difference which party was in power, as this country is run by people other than the puppets you see on screen


Your comment? ….

Devious SOPA Bill – be aware

There is a bill afoot in the US (so it effects everyone) to “combat” online piracy. I want you to spend a few moments in the company of Mike Mozart getting a few startling facts about this hypocrisy, and leave me a comment below please

Important UK Update >>>> HERE

How much is enough?

An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked with his catch of several large yellow fin tuna. The America complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied only a little while.

The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time? The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, senor.”

The American sniggered. “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger catch you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.”

The Mexican fisherman pondered this, then asked “Senor, how long will this all take?” To which the American replied “Well, maybe 15-20 years.”

“But what then, senor?” The American laughed and said that’s the best part. He explained that when the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.

“Millions, senor? Then what?” Said the wide eyed Mexican

The American said, “Well, then you would retire to a life of ease my friend. Maybe move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”