April 1st has finally passed and once again we can trust our news services. Here is my brief take on some of the 'news' stories passing through my rss reader.
Google announced two new services. Google Paper doesn't really catch my imagination but Google TiSP looks interesting. The TechCrunch article presents it as requiring self installation and given that this new broadband service streams data along a fibre optic cable through the sewers installation could be messy. Luckily things aren't quite that bad as Google has 'Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers' waiting in the sewers to plug your connection in. They do spoil us.
Brian Clark has some good advice on getting links to your site. Following the basic idea that if it works for canvas it'll work for the internet - he suggests that one good way to get links is to die.
Finally, unless I've been tricked, it looks like PHP4s days are numbered. Even though my host is now offering PHP5 on new hosting accounts I'm still using PHP4. Perhaps this news will finally kick me into action and get me to contact my host about upgrading. I may decide to convert at the same time as the site redesign. Believe or not but it is still coming.