What the heck? The wacky side of 2004

When a cheese grater comes in really handy…Satan crashes cyberchurch party…and how annoying are you, really? The best of the strange goings-on from the past 12 months.

Personal pain preferred over troubleshooting
A recent survey by data protection reporting and compliance solution vendor Bocada Inc. revealed that close to 20 per cent of respondents said they would rather “shave their head with a cheese grater” than hunt down sources of backup error and inefficiency, while 16 per cent would prefer to “chew on tinfoil.” …

Geeky Superhero hits stores
He’s six inches tall, made of plastic, and sports a pocket protector — he’s the GeekMan Action Figure, a computer nerd and tech geek superhero. …

Digital confusion reigns supreme: study
A recent study commissioned by Parade magazine and conducted by analyst firm The Yankee Group has pinpointed one of the most tragic ills of society: when it comes to electronic entertainment devices, Americans are confused. …

Cyber church disrupted by ‘Devil’
The world’s first online 3-D church, The Church of Fools (TCOF), recently had a face-off with a visitor posing as the Prince of Darkness himself. …

The bleak side of high-tech love
This year we were inundated with stories about how technology can sometimes cause the sweetest of relationships to turn sour. Here are our three top picks for your perusal, but it’s up to you to decide whether technology promotes or ruins true love. …

Find out how annoying you really are
Do you end your e-mails with an obscure quote, use too many emoticons or still use WordPerfect? …

Office temperature is linked to keyboarding performance
If your office is too cold, chances are that you might not be typing as accurately or as much as you could be. …

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