Social Networks

The social network OpenBC now has a blog called†OpenBlog.

If you havenít checked out social networks yet, comment below for an invitation. Of the range of social networks out there, I found OpenBC to be the most feature rich and useful.

Plus I like reading about the people behind the business.

Update: OpenBC is now called Xing

Update 2: and it’s a publicly listed company now.

Popularity of Paul

According to the Social Security Administration here are the stats for the popularity of the male first name Paul for boys born in every year since 1990:

Year of birth Rank
2004 128
2003 124
2002 118
2001 109
2000 100
1999 95
1998 89
1997 79
1996 78
1995 71
1994 64
1993 56
1992 55
1991 53
1990 49
Note: Rank 1 is the most popular, rank 2 is the next most popular, and so forth.You did not specify the sex for the name Paul, sowe used male data based on popularity.Name data are from Social Security card applications for births thatoccurred in the United States.

Now according to the US Census Bureau in the 1990 census Paul was the 13th most common name with 0.948% of the sample population having that name.

Ok with that many Paulís and itís declining popularity over the last 15 years I think itís time to recognise the pick of the crop.

Iíve introduced the Paul of the Day category to highlight top Pauls.

eBay System maintenance

eBay is having system maintenance that may affect all systems

The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 23:00 PDT on Thursday, October 6th to 01:00 PDT on Friday, October 7th. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow.

That two hour window starts at
Friday, October 7, 2005 at 06:00:00 UTC or
Fri 4:00 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Fri 3:30 PM Adelaide, Darwin
Fri 2:00 PM Perth