You haven't used your Skype Credit for a long time now. (That’s true, I didn’t use the whole credit although I really bought it because the SkypeCall quality is of permament ***CRAP*** and I didn’t find any sucker within my acquaintance willing to endure such a bad call). Unless you take some action, your Skype Credit balance will expire in 7 days and you cannot use it any longer.
== What do I need to do? ==
Just make another Skype Credit purchase to add to your credit, or make a SkypeOut call to anywhere you want (we suggest you call your Mum). Alternatively, you could Personalise Skype, by purchasing a new image or ringtone. It's up to you how you spend your Skype Credit, you just need to keep your account active. After you do any one of these, all of your Skype Credit is again available for the next 180 days.
To make extra purchases, go to http://www.skype.com/go/store. To make SkypeOut calls, just use your Skype.
== Why does Skype Credit expire? ==
You're receiving this email around 7 days before your Skype Credit balance expires. Skype Credit expires 180 days after your last purchase or SkypeOut call. If you're not using your balance we need to expire the credit sooner or later to comply with normal business accounting rules. Not very exciting, but true.
(I heard some people claiming that Skype was one of the first revolution in this new century and I need now to figure out what’s wrong in our conjurer world ...!...)
About the International Women's Day. The day was first marked as an international holiday in 1911, celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Men and women attended rallies calling for women to be allowed to vote, hold public office, and enjoy equal opportunities in the workforce. Today, IWD rallies, lectures and sporting events will take place all over the world. In some countries, today is the beginning of International Women's Week; in the US, it kicks off International Women's Month …
… and on this blog I talk about the Women’s Century (just 2 easy french words and 7 nice pictures to catch the point).
The European commission has suggested to create the European MIT counterpart by 2010.
The Commission has launched over the past quarter a consultation to first define what will be the European Institue of Technology (EIT) missions, objectives and structure. The outcome of the consultation should be available pretty soon this year.
Now that the software industry is a key part and parcel of the world economy I believe it would be a good idea to establish/legalize “ Best-Before date for Software” as an effective instrument for doping the economic growth. What I am suggesting is that any piece of software has now a Best-Before date of say 18 months from the first use and to grant the software firms the possibility to remotely and gradually spoil their SW products from the date for lapsing in order to massively encourage updates. Again, what makes me more than happy is regulation …!… for example, I would prefer to be forced to migrate on Microsoft Office Livenext generationOffice2007 in full knowledge of facts.
Here is a sample idea similar to co.mments.com or cocoment.com but above all which aims to makes the blogosphere more “Democratic”.
Imagine a service where anyone will be able to freely comment any post without the risk of any possible moderation/delete/disregard arbitrary cleaver.
RSS Republic is an aggregator of conversations made for all commenters and driven by all commenters.
With RSS Republic any commenter can select
any specific post in using a bookmarklet for example exactly as with co.mments.com or cocomment.com.
The selected post and published comments on the author’s blog will be available on RSS Republic
exactly like co.mments.com does on its site.
From that time anyone will be free to leave a comment within the confines of RSS Republic on the specific post.
All comments (including thoses from the author’s blog) will be organized exactly as on any real FREE blog. Only spam and criminal words will be banished !
Not only RSS Republic will send over comment moderation and delete barbarian practice but it will even be possible to comment any post which usually cannot be commented at all like for example http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/.
Clothe sales on the Internet (including tailor-made clothe online sales) can experience a tremendous success within the next 5 years.
We’ll have first to do the laser scan of our entire body to get our digital model from which it will be possible to capture the separated limbs, all that stored in online database. Thereby, we will find the perfect right size for any clotheand before buying it we will be able to visualize - online - how the clothe suits on our 3D digital model …
A small idea of new RSS application knocked my head this morning. What does it involve?
a dsl (or else) connection
a webcam (wifi enabled)
a mobile phone (latest generation)
Imagine a solution that would require to install webcam(s) in your home in strategic place(s) where anyone entering into your house would certainly be filmed.
A small software on your home pc would run to analyse pixel change so that it would trigger the recording only on motion and would stop as soon as the images are stable over few seconds.
Any new recorded videos would be automatically uploaded in real time on the servers of whom would decide to offer this turnkey service.
On your mobile phone a special ring tone or intense vibration would be triggered by the RSS feed generated by the server each time a new sequence of video arrives in your account.
You would just have to pick up the line for example to automatically watch on your mobile phone the lastest video from your house.
It could be just your kid coming from school or even a more unpleasant surprise ...
The system would allow you - in a few clicks - to alert the guarding service company where you have subscribed for immediate intervention. Note that an option could also alert automatically your guarding service company on first detected motion and without requiring that you watch the video ...