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ISSN: 1527-814X Wednesday March 1, 2000

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Watch your fellow jr. skulker get greedy

Stuart Shostak, a jr. skulker and longtime friend of WebSkulker, will be a contestant on the TV show Greed this Friday, March 3.  This is on the Fox network, 9:00 pm East and West coasts, 8:00 pm Mountain and Central times.  The show was taped weeks ago so Stuart knows the outcome, but he won't tell.  All we know is that about 15 minutes into the show you will see him walk off the set, but keep watching because he comes back and participates in the last round near the end of the hour.  Stuart is an expert on the television industry and was chosen to appear on the March 3 Greed because that show's subject is TV Trivia.

We will now give him a shameless plug:  he runs Shokus Video, an online store selling videotapes of old 1950's TV shows that are now in the public domain.  If you remember Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Burns and Allen, Perry Como, Dragnet, Love That Bob!, Howdy Doody, and The $64,000 Question, go to:

Jr. Skulker Tracy Airhead told us about a special offer for Mac users.  Corel is now giving away the 1997 version of Word Perfect for Mac.  You can download a copy free from:

More skulking with the new cell phones

In Monday's and Tuesday's issues, WebSkulker talked about the new generation of cell phones with web browsers built in.  If you have one of these -- or if you downloaded the cell phone simulator we told you about yesterday -- then you should visit the WebCab site for several utility programs to use with these phones.  We won't go into detail because most jr. skulkers probably aren't interested in this; just go to the site and you will see lots of good stuff, including links to many other WAP services.  This was submitted by Jr. Skulker ScaredPoet.

The second link is the best solution WebSkulker has found so far for reading email on a WAP cell phone.  Your cellular provider probably gives you a special mailbox, and other WAP enabled sites provide special mail boxes also.  But WebSkulker wanted to be able to read his normal POP3 email from his normal web server via his cell phone.  Several sites, including, promised this, but none really worked except wapmachine.  You sign up for an account, tell it the details of your POP3 server, and it will send you a confirming email telling you how to build a bookmark in your cell phone for immediate access to your POP3 mail.

Yet another way to skulk a free phone call

Go to this page, build an account, login, and you will get a screen asking for your phone number and a phone number in the U.S. that you want to call.  A moment later your phone will ring, you will hear a short advertisement, then you will be connected to the number you wanted for a five minute free call.

WebSkulker likes phones, no matter how weird

"Metal Morphic is the design work of artist Scott Potter, specializing in original sculptural creations. Metal Morphic seeks to create well-designed and well-built functional artwork."  Why does WebSkulker mention this?  Because the artist has a fully-functional phone sculpture -- the Explosion Proof Phone -- that you can see at the second link, and you can buy one for your living room.  This was submitted by Jr. Skulker Goat Boy.

This made WebSkulker laugh

Quotes Taken from Actual Performance Evaluations 

"Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig." 

"His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity." 

"I would not allow this employee to breed." 

"This associate is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definitely won't be." 

"Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap." 

"When she opens her mouth, it seems that this is only to change whichever foot was previously in there." 

"He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle." 

"This young lady has delusions of adequacy." 

"He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them." 

"This employee should go far - and the sooner he starts, the better." 

"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."


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