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NotchUp opens up to the world

Ash Nallawalla

28 January 2008

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Good news. A couple of days after I rubbished NotchUp for blocking my access when I mentioned the difficulty of entering a non-US address, they have fixed things. Not just for me, but for all comers outside the US. You no longer need an invitation – just go to www.notchup.com and sign up. It is […]

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NotchUp – Get Paid $630 for a Job Interview – Yeah, right

Ash Nallawalla

24 January 2008

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NotchUp is a new recruitment site that is currently in beta, but you need to be invited to get in. You supposedly get paid to be interviewed. How much? You supply your current salary into a calculator, e.g. $150,000 works out to $630. Yeah, right. I got an invite and imported my LinkedIn profile and […]

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Greek Fires – Please donate via netenberg.com

Ash Nallawalla

29 August 2007

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If you have a web hosting account with cPanel, chances are that you use Fantastico, by Netenberg. Its founder Ilias Moisidis will pass on all donations made via PayPal to the appropriate relief agencies who are looking after the victims of the fires in Greece. Visit http://www.netenberg.com for a donation link.

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The Planet’s 24×7 support isn’t

Ash Nallawalla

14 August 2007

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I was cancelling my dedicated server at The Planet (EV1) and noticed that cancellations have to be confirmed by telephone or chat. I tried to reach customer service or technical support, both of whom are advertised as 24×7, but both were offline. Perhaps their definition means “24×7 during business hours”?

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Jaxtr trying – yes, it is trying me

Ash Nallawalla

9 August 2007

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My contact got the system-generated email to collect my jaxtr voicemail, but when she tried to collect it, it presented an error to the effect that there was no message. Megan from jaxtr wrote to me from a Stanford.edu address, which bounced when I replied:      host mx3.stanford.edu[171.67.20.23] said: 550     <deleted@stanford.edu>: Recipient address rejected: […]

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Jaxtr – Getting There

Ash Nallawalla

30 July 2007

Other

Jaxtr is in beta, granted. It enables others to call you for free. It took several attempts to get three of my numbers to be registered, particularly a Vonage VoIP number and a SkypeIn number. These two just wouldn’t cooperate, but in the end I have linked them. What has been your experience?

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